#Seawolves head to Ann Arbor to play Michigan in WNIT First Round
March 19, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Stony Brook women’s basketball team plays at Michigan in the first round of the WNIT Friday at 7 p.m. The Seawolves are making their second-ever Division I national postseason appearance and first since playing in the WNIT in 2005-06. Fans are encouraged to use #SeawolvesOnTheRise to engage in the conversation throughout Stony Brook’s postseason run and check out the WNIT Central page.
Catch the Game
Michigan will be providing a live stream for a fee through CBS (see the video link). Fans can listen to a free audio stream at the audio link above with Stony Brook women's basketball broadcaster Jacob Wilkins on the call.
Last Time Out
Despite 12 points each from junior forward Sabre Proctor and sophomore forward Brittany Snow, Stony Brook (24-8, 13-3 America East) fell to top-seeded Albany, 70-46, in the America East Championship title game March 10 at SEFCU Arena. Junior guard Jessica Ogunnorin chipped in 10 points, and senior guard Chikilra Goodman grabbed a team-high eight rebounds as the duo was named to the All-Championship squad.
Below are notes in 140 characters or less about the Stony Brook women’s basketball team. Follow @SBAthletics, @CoachOBoyle and @StonyBrookWBB and use #SeawolvesOnTheRise when talking about the team’s postseason run.
• .@StonyBrookWBB can break the program’s all-time wins mark of 24 set in 1986-87 #Seawolves #SeawolvesOnTheRise
Michigan (18-13, 8-8 Big Ten) is making its fifth consecutive postseason appearance. The Wolverines are coming off a 61-58 loss to second-seeded and then-No. 19 Michigan State in the Big Ten Quarterfinals March 7. Shannon Smith leads the team in scoring at 14.1 points per game. Cyesha Goree is nearly averaging a double-double at 11.8 points and a team-high 9.3 boards a contest.
Series History vs. Michigan
This is the first meeting between the two teams.
The Seawolves are making their first postseason appearance since playing in the WNIT in 2005-06 and second in Division I school history. They are searching for their first postseason win.
Seawolves on the Rise
Stony Brook’s 24 wins are the most in its Division I history and are tied for most all-time with the 1986-87 team.
The winner will play against Duquesne or St. Mary’s in the second round of the WNIT March 22-25.