Seeding on the line as #Seawolves clash with Albany in regular-season finale on ESPN3
Feb. 28, 2014
Albany, N.Y. - After making history with its Division I-record 21st win of the season, the Stony Brook women's basketball team battles first-place Albany in its regular-season finale Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN3.
The Seawolves will be a No. 2 seed with a win or New Hampshire loss. They will be No. 3 with a loss and UNH win. New Hampshire hosts Maine Saturday. The Seawolves will play the winner of UMBC at Binghamton as the second seed and Vermont if they finish third.
Catch the Game
The game will air live nationally on ESPN3. Fans are encouraged to use #Seawolves and #SBvsALBANY when tweeting about the game. A free audio stream with Jacob Wilkins will also be provided at the audio link above.
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The #Seawolves broke a Division I record with their 21st win Wednesday vs. Vermont. #Seawolvesontherise
Last Time Out
Sophomore forward Brittany Snow led four Seawolves in double figures with 15 points as Stony Brook (21-7, 12-3 America East) claimed a 66-57 win over Vermont Wednesday at Pritchard Gymnasium. The win was Stony Brook's 21st of the season, breaking a single-season Division I mark set in 2005-06. Sophomore guard Miranda Jenkins finished with 14 points and a career-high nine rebounds, and senior guard Chikilra Goodman had 13 points in her Pritchard finale. Junior guard Jessica Ogunnorin posted her second consecutive double-double on 12 points and a season-high 16 rebounds. The Seawolves took their largest lead of the game, 58-40, when Snow converted a three-point play at 5:23. Vermont used a 10-0 run to pull to within eight, 58-50, with 2:08 on the clock. However, Stony Brook made six of its final seven free throws, and Jenkins put in a layup with eight ticks left to secure the historic win.
Scouting the Great Danes
Albany (25-3, 15-0) has won a record 38 consecutive conference games and has clinched the No. 1 seed for the America East Championship. Shereesha Richards paces the Great Danes with 20.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
Series History vs. the Great Danes
Albany leads the all-time series, 27-21.
Seawolves on the Rise
Stony Brook's 21 wins are the most in Division I program history, breaking the mar of 20 set by the 2005-06 team. The Seawolves notched their best record through 20 games in Division I program history (15-5) and have passed their win total from last year's 14-win turnaround campaign. They posted school records of nine wins and a .692 winning percentage in regular-season non-conference play.
The Seawolves will open play in the America East Championship as either a No. 2 or No. 3 seed Friday, March 7. Times and opponents for the tournament are TBD.