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Klupenger is seven triples shy of hitting 100 career 3-pointers in her career.
 
Klupenger is seven triples shy of hitting 100 career 3-pointers in her career.
 
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Jan. 29, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team returns home to square off with the 2012 conference champion, Albany, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Pritchard Gymnasium. 

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Below are notes in 140 characters or less about the Stony Brook women's basketball team. Share them with your Twitter followers, and follow @SBUAthletics for all the latest news and notes on Stony Brook athletics. You can also follow head coach Beth O'Boyle @CoachOBoyle.

1. The Seawolves have a reb margin of +4.5. SBU hasn't owned a positive reb margin since 06-07 #seawolvesontherise #AEHoops

2. .@Coachoboyle's squad is averaging nearly 12 points per game higher than it did last year. #seawolvesontherise #AEHoops

3. Dani Klupenger is 7 3 pt. FGs. away from becoming the 5th Seawolf to make 100 career triples. #danifor3 #AEHoops

4. .@CoachOBoyle and the Seawolves are one W shy of tripling last year's win total #seawolvesontherise #AEHoops

Last Time Out

Dani Klupenger tied a season-high with 14 points, including four triples, but Stony Brook (11-9, 3-4 AE) suffered a 67-51 road setback at Maine (2-18, 1-6) on Jan. 26. Jessica Previlon scored 12 points and reached double-figures for a team-high 10th time this season, while Sabre Proctor chipped in 10 off the bench for the Seawolves. Gerda Gatling set a new season-best and paced SBU on the glass with eight rebounds on the afternoon. The Black Bears only outscored the Seawolves 38-36 in the second stanza but used a strong first half to secure a victory at home.


 

 

Scouting the Great Danes 

Albany comes to Pritchard with a perfect 7-0 record in league play and on an eight-game winning streak having most recently defeated Vermont, 59-32, at home. Ranked 16th in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll with a 16-3 overall mark, the Great Danes are fifth in the country with a rebounding margin of +11.5. Ebone Henry, who recently became Albany's all-time leading scorer, paces the squad with 14 points per game. Megan Craig and Lindsey Lowrie are averaging 11.2 and 10.2 points per contest, respectively.

Series History

This is the 46th meeting between the two teams since 1974-75. The Seawolves won the first game in resounding fashion, 66-37, to start a string of seven consecutive victories against the Great Danes between 1974-77. SBU also won seven-straight from 1987-91, and the two teams have each won 11 games in Stony Brook. The Great Danes own a slight 24-21 edge in the all-time series.  

Century Mark Watch

Dani Klupenger needs just seven 3-pointers to become the fifth Seawolf to make 100 or more 3's in her career. She has nailed four triples three times this season, most recently at Maine on Jan. 26.

SBU All-Time 3-Point Field Goals Made
1. Myeema Ford, 2003-07...................................181
2. Donna Fennessy, 1994-98..............................170
3. Kelly Watson, 2003-07....................................123
4. Theresa LoParrino, 2000-04...........................102
5. Dani Klupenger, 2009-Present.........................93   

D-Fence

Stony Brook ranks third in the America East and 48th nationally in scoring defense, giving up an average of just 54.5 points per game. SBU is 10-0 when allowing less than 54 points.

Landers at the Line

Captain Sam Landers currently ranks second all-time at SBU in free throw percentage (minimum of 100 attempts) with a 76.6 percent clip (108-for-141). She is a perfect 6-for-6 from the line this year.

SBU All-Time Free Throw Percentage (Min. 100 attempts)
1. Jill Cook, 1988-90............................................(.791) 102-129
2. Sam Landers, 2009-Present...........................(.766) 108-141
3. Theresa LoParrino, 2000-04...........................(.760) 266-350

Century Mark Watch

Dani Klupenger needs just seven 3-pointers to become the fifth Seawolf to make 100 or more 3's in her career. She has nailed four triples three times this season, most recently at Maine on Jan. 26.

SBU All-Time 3-Point Field Goals Made
1. Myeema Ford, 2003-07...................................181
2. Donna Fennessy, 1994-98..............................170
3. Kelly Watson, 2003-07....................................123
4. Theresa LoParrino, 2000-04...........................102
5. Dani Klupenger, 2009-Present.........................93   

D-Fence

Stony Brook ranks third in the America East and 48th nationally in scoring defense, giving up an average of just 54.5 points per game. SBU is 10-0 when allowing less than 54 points. 

Landers at the Line

Captain Sam Landers currently ranks second all-time at SBU in free throw percentage (minimum of 100 attempts) with a 76.6 percent clip (108-for-141). She is a perfect 6-of-6 from the line this year.

SBU All-Time Free Throw Percentage (Min. 100 attempts)
1. Jill Cook, 1988-90............................................(.791) 102-129
2. Sam Landers, 2009-Present...........................(.766) 108-141
3. Theresa LoParrino, 2000-04...........................(.760) 266-350

Sabre Metrics

Averaging a team-high 10.6 points per game on 44.1 percent shooting, Sabre Proctor has provided a spark off the bench for Stony Brook this season. The junior, who has started only four games this year, has led the team in scoring in a Seawolf-best seven times, including a 25-point outburst against Iona on Dec. 30, and has reached double digits in points on nine occasions. The North Carolina A&T transfer is also shooting a league-leading 84.5 percent (49-for-58) from the free throw line. 

Seawolves on the Rise

Stony Brook is currently nearly 12 points per game higher than it did last year (55.0 compared to 43.6) and is shooting 39.1 percent from the field (up from 31.3 percent in 2011-12). The Seawolves are hitting an improved 28.7 percent of their shots from behind the arc this year after posting a 26.1 percent clip last season.

Stony Brook Starts Solid

Stony Brook's 11-8 record through its first 18 games matched its best start since 2005-06. The Seawolves' 3-3 beginning to conference play marked its best start since jetting off to a 5-1 record in 2006-07.                        

Envelope Please...

Two Seawolves have picked up America East weekly awards this season. Most recently, Chikilra Goodman nabbed Player of the Week honors after averaging 18 points and 14 boards in wins over Sacred Heart and Fordham Dec. 4 and Dec. 8, respectively. Brittany Snow was selected Rookie of the Week for her 12-point effort against Morgan State in her collegiate debut Nov. 18. 

Player of the Week................... Chikilra Goodman (12/10/12)
Rookie of the Week.......................... Brittany Snow (11/19/12)

Rebound that Ball

Stony Brook has fared well in the battle of the boards this season, particularly on the defensive end. The Seawolves, who have not finished the year with a positive rebounding margin since 2006-07, are second in the conference in rebounding margin (+4.5) and rebounding defense (33.2). Jessica Previlon is second in the league in rebounding with 8.5 per game and ranks fourth in offensive rebounds per contest (3.0). Defensively, Goodman and Previlon are fourth and fifth, respectively, in the America East with 5.6 rebounds per game. 

Five Future Seawolves Ink NLIs

The Stony Brook women's basketball program and head coach Beth O'Boyle have announced the signing of five players to National Letters of Intent. Jasmine Bailey (forward/center, St. John's College High School), Kori Bayne-Walker (guard, Gates Chili High School), Kristie Constantino (guard, Archbishop Carroll High School), Angelica Hauer (center, Seton Catholic Central High School) and Elizabeth Manner (forward, Oakton High School) for the 2013-14 season. For more information, see the news release on GoSeawolves.org.

Up Next

Stony Brook welcomes New Hampshire to Pritchard Gymnasium Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. There will be an open reception for all alumnae and their families as part of Alumnae Day. It will also be Play4Kay, and fans are encouraged to wear pink to support breast cancer awareness.