Countdown to #Seawolves Tip-Off: #Seawolves Holiday Classic Presented by Hilton Garden Inn SB

Oct. 30, 2013 is counting down the days until #Seawolves Tip-Off on Nov. 8 when both the men's and women's basketball teams are hosting their home openers. Visit every day for new content.

Stony Brook, N.Y. -The Stony Brook women's basketball team will play host to the #Seawolves Holiday Classic Presented by Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook Dec. 21-22 at Pritchard Gymnasium. The Seawolves will square off with Monmouth and Wagner Dec. 21 and 22, respectively, at 2 p.m. Eastern Michigan will also take part in the tournament and play Monmouth and Wagner in the noon session each day.


Stony Brook Athletics will host Santa Day Dec. 22. Following the Seawolves' matchup with Wagner, Old Kris Kringle will be on hand to take pictures with fans. All fans and family members of the four participating teams who contact the reservations desk directly at the Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook at (631) 941-2980 will receive Seawolves Holiday Classic room rate by mentioning that they will be attending this holiday tournament.

Scouting the Field

Monmouth Hawks

Monmouth Logo Location: Long Branch, N.J.
Conference: MAC
Head Coach: Jenny Palmateer, third season (34-28)
2012-13 Record: 15-15
Conference Record (Finish): 12-6 (3rd)
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/6
Starters Returning/Lost: 1/4 Leading
Returning Scorer: Chevannah Paavlast (11 PPG) 


Wagner Seahawks                                                                 

Location: Staten Island, N.Y.
Conference: NEC
Head Coach: Lisa Cermignano, second season (3-26)
2012-13 Record: 3-26
Conference Record (Finish): 2-16 (12th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/7
Starters Returning/Lost: 2/3 Leading
Returning Scorer: Stephanie Blais (10.3 PPG)

Eastern Michigan Eagles

EMU Logo Location: Ypsilanti, Mich.
Conference: Mid-American (MAC)
Head Coach: Tory Verdi, second season (11-29)*
2012-13 Record: 8-22
Conference Record (Finish): 6-10 (t-4th/West)
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/6
Starters Returning/Lost: 3/2
Leading Returning Scorer: Natachia Watkins (10.3 PPG)
Includes record as Columbia Interim Head Coach in 2005-06 (3-7)