Women's hoops releases 2013-14 schedule

Beth O'Boyle returns for her third season at Stony Brook
 
Beth O'Boyle returns for her third season at Stony Brook
 
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Sep 5, 2013

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Stony Brook, N.Y.—After posting the seventh-best turnaround in the country last season, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team has announced its 2013-14 schedule, which includes 13 home contests and four games against teams that played in either the NCAA Tournament or WNIT last year.

“I am very excited about the strength of our schedule,” head coach Beth O’Boyle said. “I think our non-conference schedule will prepare us well for the rigors of America East play.”

Stony Brook opens the season at home against NJIT as part of the Seawolves Basketball Tip-Off, a doubleheader that will also include a men’s basketball game against Marist, on Friday, Nov. 8. It will mark the squad’s final home opener at Pritchard before moving to Stony Brook Arena, Long Island’s newest athletic and entertainment destination, next year.

SB then hits the road for a four-game trip that features contests against a pair of 2012-13 NCAA Tournament teams in Navy (Nov. 10) and Iowa (Nov. 17). The Seawolves return home Nov. 25 to take on Morgan State at 7 p.m. before playing Army Nov. 29 at 2 p.m.

Stony Brook kicks off its December slate at St. Peter’s (Dec. 4) and heads to Pennsylvania Dec. 8 for a game against Lafayette.

The Seawolves Holiday Class Presented by Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook, Dec. 21-22 at Pritchard Gym.

After nearly two weeks off for exams, Stony Brook will host the Seawolves Holiday Classic presented by the Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook, where it will take on two local foes in Monmouth (Dec. 21) and Wagner (Dec. 22). Both games are scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern Michigan will also take part in the two-day tournament but will not play Stony Brook. 

The Seawolves close the non-conference portion of their schedule with two road matinees at Seton Hall Dec. 31 at noon and Columbia Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. 

SB commences America East competition by playing host to Hartford, a 2012-13 WNIT team, Jan 8 before traveling to Durham Jan. 11 for a date with New Hampshire in a rematch of last year’s thrilling first round game of the conference championship, which the Wildcats won on a buzzer-beater.

Following a trip to Binghamton Jan. 15, the Seawolves embark on a stretch of four games in nine days starting with a home meeting with America East’s newest member, UMass-Lowell, Jan. 18. Stony Brook faces UMBC two days later in a Monday showdown Jan. 20 and then heads north for road matchups at Vermont (Jan. 23) and Maine (Jan. 26). The team will have four days to regroup before hosting last year’s conference champion, Albany, Jan. 30. 

SB travels to Hartford Feb. 2 and then welcomes Binghamton and New Hampshire Feb. 5 and Feb. 9, respectively. Stony Brook visits UMass-Lowell Feb. 15 and UMBC Feb. 19 before taking on Maine (Feb. 22) and Vermont (Feb. 26) at Pritchard.

The Seawolves conclude their regular season at Albany March 1, where they will return the following week for the conference championship, which is slated for March 7-9 at SEFCU Arena. Stony Brook was the four-seed last season, its highest seeding since 2009-10.

For tickets, call 631-632-WOLF, and be sure to join the conversation about all of Stony Brook’s athletics teams all year long using #Seawolves.