Sunday, March 16, 2014

#Seawolves headed back to postseason, will face Siena in CBI Tuesday, 6:45 p.m. - LIVE ON WUSB!


Princeton, N.J. - After achieving its fourth 20-win season in the last five years, the Stony Brook men's basketball team has earned a fourth national postseason bid as the #Seawolves have been selected to participate in the 2014 College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Stony Brook will face Siena in the opening round Tuesday in Albany, N.Y., at 7 p.m.

"We are happy to be selected for a postseason bid for the third consecutive season," head coach Steve Pikiell said. "It's a great reward for winning the second-most games in our program's Division I history. We look forward to competing against Siena and hope to continue our successful season."

Stony Brook has posted 20-win seasons in four of the last five seasons, capturing a Div. I program record 25 victories during the 2012-13 season and then following up with 23 victories this season, which ranks second in the program's Div. I history.

The #Seawolves advanced to the America East Championship final for the third time in their history, but fell short of title, falling to Albany this past Saturday.

In the six-year history of the CBI, 18 teams that have participated in the tournament have gone on to qualify for the NCAA Tournament the following season. Previous America East teams to have qualified for the CBI are Vermont (2013, 2009) and Boston University (2010).

Stony Brook is 1-3 all-time in national postseason games. The #Seawolves lost to Illinois in the 2010 NIT first round and lost to Seton Hall in the 2012 NIT first round. Then the #Seawolves broke through and defeated Massachusetts in the 2013 NIT first round before falling to Iowa in the second round.

The winner of the Stony Brook-Siena game will face either Penn State or Hampton in the quarterfinal round on Monday, March 24.