McCombs, #Seawolves announce 2014-15 schedule
Sept. 4, 2014
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Stony Brook, N.Y. - First-year head coach Caroline McCombs has released the 2014-15 Stony Brook women's basketball schedule, which is highlighted by 14 home games at Long Island's newest sports and entertainment destination, Stony Brook Arena. The #Seawolves will play five teams that played in either the NCAA Tournament or WNIT in 2013-14.
Stony Brook is coming off a record-setting season, which culminated in its second-ever WNIT appearance. The Seawolves tied a program mark with 24 wins, a Division I record, and advanced to the finals of the America East Championship for the second time in program history.
"We are thrilled to announce our 2014-15 schedule, " McCombs said. "Our non-conference schedule, which features five teams with national postseason experience including national powers in Duke and Iowa State, will prepare us for a competitive America East slate. We welcome our fans to come out to the beautiful new Stony Brook Arena, where they will see an exciting style of basketball and a team that is aspiring to win championships."
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The Seawolves will tip off for the first time in Stony Brook Arena when they welcome Saint Peter's Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. They then head to West Point to take on reigning Patriot League champion Army, which qualified for the 2013-14 NCAA Tournament, Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
Stony Brook opens up a two-game home swing against Columbia Friday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. and squares off with Bradley Monday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 28, the Seawolves will play Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
A pair of road games against local foes will follow with Iona Sunday, Nov. 30 and St. Francis-Brooklyn Wednesday, Dec. 3. SBU concludes its five-game road trip at Iowa State (Dec. 7) and Morgan State (Dec. 13) before returning to the friendly confines of Stony Brook Arena for a contest with Lafayette Friday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
After a short ride to Staten Island to play Wagner Sunday, Dec. 21, the Seawolves wrap up the non-conference portion of their schedule at home by hosting Western Michigan, Norfolk State and Holy Cross in the Seawolves Holiday Classic presented by Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook Dec. 28-29. SBU will take on Western Michigan (Dec. 28) and Norfolk State (Dec. 29) at 2:30 p.m. during the two-game tournament.
The Seawolves commence America East action in a home doubleheader with the men Saturday, Jan. 3 vs. New Hampshire. The two teams have met in the last two conference tournaments, with UNH winning at the buzzer in the 2012-13 quarterfinals and Stony Brook claiming a 79-59 victory in last season's semifinals. SBU will play host to Vermont Wednesday, Jan. 7.
After a week off, Stony Brook will travel to UMBC (Jan. 14) and welcome Maine (Jan. 17).
The Seawolves tangle with reigning champion Albany in a highly anticipated rematch of the 2013-14 America East title game Monday, Jan. 19 at SEFCU Arena. They play at UMass Lowell Thursday, Jan. 22.
SBU finishes the first half of the conference slate at Stony Brook Arena vs. Binghamton (Jan. 25) and Hartford (Jan. 29). Trips to New Hampshire (Feb. 1) and Vermont (Feb. 4) follow.
Stony Brook will match up with UMBC at home Wednesday, Feb. 11 before jetting off to Maine for a date with the Black Bears Saturday, Feb. 15.
The Seawolves will then hold their final homestand of the season with games vs. UMass Lowell (Feb. 18) and rival Albany (Feb. 22).
Stony Brook closes the regular season at Binghamton (Feb. 26) and Hartford (March 1).
The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the America East Championship will take place March 7-8 at Binghamton University's Events Center in Vestal, N.Y. The final will be held the next weekend at the highest remaining seed.
The Seawolves are entering their first season under McCombs, who reached the NCAA Tournament or WNIT 11 times in 15 seasons as an assistant coach. She most recently served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Auburn University, where she helped the Tigers to back-to-back WNIT appearances.
Stony Brook returns four starters and nine letterwinners from last year's team that posted a runner-up finish in the America East, including first-team all-conference selection Sabre Proctor and All-Academic pick Brittany Snow.