#Seawolves play fourth consecutive road game at Fairleigh Dickinson
Nov. 20, 2013
Hackensack, N.J. - After earning an impressive win at Bradley and falling to Iowa on its Midwest road swing, the Stony Brook women's basketball team will play its fourth straight game away from Pritchard at Fairleigh Dickinson Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.
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• Snow led the #Seawolves in scoring in both games last weekend, including a 30-point outburst at Bradley Friday. #LetItSnow
Last Time Out
Sophomore Brittany Snow reached double figures and led Stony Brook (2-2) in scoring for the second consecutive game with 15 points to go along with six boards, but the Seawolves fell to Iowa, 78-40, Sunday, Nov. 17 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Junior guard Jessica Ogunnorin made her second start of the season and posted seven points and a team-best eight rebounds, while freshman Kori Bayne-Walker and senior Chikilra Goodman pitched in five points and four points, respectively, against the formidable Big Ten squad that entered the matchup receiving votes in both major national polls. Stony Brook led, 6-2, in the opening minutes, but the Hawkeyes overcame their early shooting woes and rattled off 14 unanswered en route to the win.
Scouting the Knights
Fairleigh Dickinson (0-3) is searching for its first win of the season after falling at home to Siena, 82-58, Saturday, Nov. 16. Sophomore Brianna Thomas tallied 17 points and nine boards in the loss and is averaging a team-high 12.5 points per contest. Anastasia Williams leads the Knights in rebounding at 9.3 boards per game. Opponents have outscored FDU by a 19.3-point margin.
Series History vs. the Knights
This is the fifth meeting between the two squads. Stony Brook won the first two, but FDU has claimed the two most recent contests, including a 56-49 win at Pritchard last season.
Rebound That Ball
The Seawolves have led every opponent in offensive rebounds, and pulled down a stellar 21 offensive boards in their opener against NJIT Nov. 8.
Let It Snow
After scoring a combined four points in SB's first two contests, sophomore forward Brittany Snow broke through with 30 points to go along with a career-high nine boards at Bradley Nov. 15. She became the first Seawolf to reach 30 points since Mykema Ford recorded 32 against Boston University in 2007, lifting Stony Brook to an 83-79 win over a Braves squad that entered the contest receiving votes in the CollegeInsider.com Mid Major Top 25 Poll.
The Seawolves received two votes in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll, released Nov. 19, and rank 10th in the Newsday Women's Basketball Metro Poll.
Light `Em Up
The Seawolves hit the 80-point mark for the first time in the Beth O'Boyle-era in their 83-79 victory at Bradley Nov. 15. Stony Brook posted 81 points against Nicholls State Nov. 24, 2010.
Opening Night Done Right
Stony Brook's 50-44 win over NJIT at a sold-out Pritchard Gymnasium Nov. 8 was its first victory in a season opener since 2010-11 (Troy) and first in a home opener since 2007-08 (Iona).
Stony Brook has been picked third in the America East preseason coaches' poll. It is the second highest preseason spot in program history for the Seawolves, who were chosen second in 2006-07, and their best since being slotted fourth in 2010-11.
Sabre Proctor Named Preseason All-America East
The league's leading returning scorer, Sabre Proctor, has been named to the preseason all-conference team. Proctor averaged a team-best 10.9 points per game and is the first preseason all-conference pick for Stony Brook since Kirsten Jeter in 2010-11.
The Seawolves welcome back eight letterwinners and two starters from last season, including 2012-13 All-Rookie selection and forward Brittany Snow and third-team all-conference honoree, junior forward Sabre Proctor.
Head coach Beth O'Boyle has brought in a seven-player recruiting class that consists of five freshmen and two transfers as she continues to build a program.
Jasmine Bailey (Fr., 6-0, F) .........District of Columbia/St. John's College HS
What a Turnaround
The Stony Brook women's basketball team produced the seventh-best turnaround in the country in 2012-13 with a 10-win improvement from 2011-12. Picked to finish ninth in the America East preseason coaches' poll, the Seawolves won 14 games and earned a No. 4 seed into the conference championship. The 14 wins were the most for the program since 2006-07, while the seed was its highest since 2010-11.
The Seawolves are set to move into Stony Brook Arena, Long Island's newest destination for athletics and entertainment, in 2014-15. The arena, which is currently undergoing a $21.1 million renovation, will be a state-of-the-art facility that will include four luxury suites, two video boards and a capacity of more than 4,000. For more on the project, visit www.StonyBrookArena.com, and be sure to use #StonyBrookArena when talking about the future home of Stony Brook basketball.
The Seawolves return to Pritchard Gymnasium for two straight games, starting with Morgan State Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. They will play Army Friday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m.