(Stony Brook, NY) — Maybe they were there all along; hiding in the shadows, biding their time and waiting to strike until the time was absolutely right.
The Stony Brook Seawolves exorcised their offensive demons en route to a 14-2 conference record, regular season crown, number one seed in the conference tournament, and host of the America East Championship game.
But in the biggest game in program history, the demons came roaring back – crippling the Seawolves; ripping out the program’s heart while tearing down their dreams of March Madness.
In the America East title game, Stony Brook shot just 29.3 percent from the floor (a Championship Game-record low), while hitting only 4-of-19 3’s. Despite holding the Catamounts without a field goal for the final 9:56 of game time, the Seawolves fell 51-43.
They just couldn’t get anything going on offense.
Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell was quick to point to an off-night shooting, saying “I thought we got good looks,” but the tale of the tape told a very different story.
We’d seen it all before. (more…)