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2015–16 Stony Brook Seawolves men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Stony Brook Seawolves men's basketball team represented Stony Brook University in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Seawolves were led by eleventh year head coach Steve Pikiell and played their home games at Island Federal Credit Union Arena. They were members of the America East Conference. They finished the season 26–7, 14–2 in America East play to win the regular season championship. They defeated UMBC, Hartford, and Vermont to become champions of the America East Tournament and earn the conference's automatic bid go the NCAA Tournament, their first in school history. As a #13 seed, the Seawolves fell to Kentucky in the first round.

2015–16 Stony Brook Seawolves men's basketball
Stony Brook Seawolves wordmark.svg
America East regular season
and Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceAmerica East Conference
2015–16 record26–7 (14–2 America East)
Head coachSteve Pikiell (11th season)
Assistant coachJay Young
Lamar Chapman
Dan Rickard
Home arenaIsland Federal Credit Union Arena
Seasons
2015–16 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stony Brook 14 2   .875     26 7   .788
Albany 13 3   .813     24 9   .727
Vermont 11 5   .688     23 14   .622
New Hampshire 11 5   .688     20 13   .606
UMass Lowell* 7 9   .438     11 18   .379
Binghamton 5 11   .313     8 22   .267
Hartford 4 12   .250     10 23   .303
Maine 4 12   .250     8 22   .267
UMBC 3 13   .188     7 25   .219
* Ineligible for postseason during transition to Division I.
2016 America East Tournament winner

On March 20, it was announced that head coach Steve Pikiell would leave the school to accept the job as the new head coach for Rutgers. He finished at Stony Brook with an eleven-year record of 192–157.

Previous seasonEdit

The Seawolves finished the 2014–15 season 23–12, 12–4 in America East play to finish in a tie for second place. They advanced to the championship game of the America East Tournament where they lost to Albany. They were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they lost in the first round to Mercer.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Chris Braley 23 G/F 6'5" 205 Sophomore Newport, ME Transferred to Saint Anselm
Ryan Burnett 33 G 6'4" 190 Sophomore Richmond, VA Transferred from Saint Leo
Scott King, Jr. 35 F 6'10" 220 Junior Plymouth, NH Transferred to Fairfield

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Ahmad Walker 5 G 6'4" 180 Junior Port Washington, NY Junior college transferred from Barton Community College

2015 incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Akwasi Yeboah
SF
Essex, England Barking Abbey 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Alonzo Cambell
C
Gahanna, OH Lincoln High School 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11.

2016 incoming recruitsEdit

RosterEdit

2015–16 Stony Brook Seawolves men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 1 Deshaun Thrower 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Muskegon, MI
G 3 Kameron Mitchell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Jacksonville, FL
G 4 Tim Donohoe (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Saratoga Springs, NY
G 5 Ahmad Walker 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Port Washington, NY
G 10 Carson Puriefoy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Wenonah, NJ
F 11 Rayshaun McGrew 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Chicago, IL
F 12 Tyrell Sturdivant 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Chester, PA
G/F 15 Akwasi Yeboah   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Fr Chigwell, England
F 20 Jameel Warney 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Sr Plainfield, NJ
G/F 22 Bryan Sekunda   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So State College, PA
G/F 24 Roland Nyama 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So Frankfurt, Germany
F 32 Jakub Petras 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) So Rajec, Slovakia
G 34 Lucas Woodhouse 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Jr Greenlawn, NY
F/C 42 Alonzo Campbell   7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Fr Columbus, OH
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Jay Young
  • Lamar Chapman
  • Dan Rickard

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2015*
7:00 PM
Merchant Marine W 103–32  1–0
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (3,404)
Stony Brook, NY
11/19/2015*
8:00 PM
at No. 17 Vanderbilt L 72–79 OT 1–1
Memorial Gymnasium (9,819)
Nashville, TN
11/21/2015*
1:00 PM
at WKU L 66–67  1–2
E. A. Diddle Arena (3,684)
Bowling Green, KY
11/24/2015*
7:30 PM
at Loyola (MD) W 76–63  2–2
Reitz Arena (318)
Baltimore, MD
11/28/2015*
2:00 PM
Farmingdale State W 91–42  3–2
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (2,544)
Stony Brook, NY
12/05/2015*
2:00 PM
Princeton W 91–77  4–2
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (3,187)
Stony Brook, NY
12/08/2015*
9:00 PM, ESPNU
at Notre Dame L 61–86  4–3
Edmund P. Joyce Center (7,537)
South Bend, IN
12/12/2015*
4:00 PM
at Northeastern L 62–75  4–4
Matthews Arena (1,263)
Boston, MA
12/17/2015*
7:30 PM
at American W 86–68  5–4
Bender Arena (368)
Washington, D.C.
12/20/2015*
2:00 PM
Hofstra W 71–68  6–4
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (3,334)
Stony Brook, NY
12/22/2015*
7:00 PM
at Lehigh W 75–62  7–4
Stabler Arena (543)
Bethlehem, PA
12/28/2015*
7:00 PM
at NJIT W 83–61  8–4
Fleisher Center (900)
Newark, NJ
01/02/2016*
7:00 PM
Columbia W 69–60  9–4
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (3,624)
Stony Brook, NY
America East regular season
01/06/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Binghamton W 62–52  10–4
(1–0)
Binghamton University Events Center (1,715)
Vestal, NY
01/09/2016
2:00 PM
UMass Lowell W 86–59  11–4
(2–0)
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (2,866)
Stony Brook, NY
01/13/2016
7:00 PM, AmericaEast.tv
UMBC W 86–74  12–4
(3–0)
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (2,381)
Stony Brook, NY
01/16/2016
1:00 PM
at New Hampshire W 80–50  13–4
(4–0)
Lundholm Gym (427)
Durham, NH
01/18/2016
1:00 PM
at Hartford W 77–43  14–4
(5–0)
Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion (1,352)
Hartford, CT
01/22/2016
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Albany W 69–63  15–4
(6–0)
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (4,109)
Stony Brook, NY
01/25/2016
7:00 PM
Maine W 81–54  16–4
(7–0)
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (2,940)
Stony Brook, NY
01/30/2016
2:00 PM, ESPN3
at Vermont W 72–61  17–4
(8–0)
Patrick Gym (2,658)
Burlington, VT
02/03/2016
7:00 PM
Binghamton W 76–51  18–4
(9–0)
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (3,329)
Stony Brook, NY
02/06/2016
2:00 PM
at UMass Lowell W 91–73  19–4
(10–0)
Costello Athletic Center (611)
Lowell, MA
02/08/2016
7:00 PM
Hartford W 85–72  20–4
(11–0)
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (3,001)
Stony Brook, NY
02/11/2016
7:00 PM, AmericaEast.tv
at UMBC W 75–52  21–4
(12–0)
Retriever Activities Center (1,247)
Catonsville, MD
02/14/2016
2:00 PM
New Hampshire W 59–58  22–4
(13–0)
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (4,109)
Stony Brook, NY
02/17/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Albany L 70–82  22–5
(13–1)
SEFCU Arena (4,578)
Albany, NY
02/21/2016
2:00 PM
at Maine W 75–56  23–5
(14–1)
Cross Insurance Center (1,285)
Bangor, ME
02/27/2016
7:00 PM
Vermont L 62–76  23–6
(14–2)
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (4,109)
Stony Brook, NY
America East Tournament
03/02/2016
7:00 PM, ESPN3
(1) (8) UMBC
Quarterfinals
W 86–76  24–6
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (3,657)
Stony Brook, NY
03/07/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
(1) (7) Hartford
Semifinals
W 80–64  25–6
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (4,109)
Stony Brook, NY
03/12/2016
11:00 am, ESPN2
(1) (3) Vermont
Championship
W 80–74  26–6
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (4,109)
Stony Brook, NY
NCAA Tournament
03/17/2016
9:57 PM, CBS
(13 E) vs. (4 E) No. 10 Kentucky
First round
L 57–85  26–7
Wells Fargo Arena (16,774)
Des Moines, IA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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