STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL NEWS
- 5/30/03: The Seawolves have recruited Christ the King standount Mitchell
Beauford. The Seawolves have signed 6-foot guard for the 2003-04 season.
Beauford was a Newsday All-Queens pick, averaging 16 points this past season.
- 3/9/03: The Seawolves ended their 2002-03 season by losing to the Hartford
Hawks in the 1st round of the America East Tournament, 59-47. D.J. Munir
led the Seawolves with 16 points.
- 3/8/03: D.J. Munir was named to the All America East 2nd team, for the
second year in a row. The winners of various awards named to America East
players were as follows:
Player of the Year - Taylor Coppenrath (Vermont)
Defensive Player of the Year - Nick Billings (Binghamton)
Rookie of the Year - Jamar Wilson (Albany)
Coach of the Year - Dennis Wolff (Boston University)
All Conference first team - Taylor Coppenrath (Vermont), Anthony Green
(Binghamton), Rashad Bell (Boston U), Jerell Parker (Hartford), Rickey
All Conference second team - Nick Billings (Binghamton), Jamar Wilson (Albany),
Billy Collins (Boston U), Justin Rowe (Maine), D.J. Munir (Stony Brook).
All Conference third team - Ryan Butt (Boston U), Jose Juan Barea (Northeastern),
Sylbrin Robinson (Northeastern), Javorie Wilson (Northeastern), Grant
All Rookie team - Jamar Wilson (Albany), Jose Juan Barea (Northeastern),
Aaron Cook (Hartford), Kevin Reed (Maine), Levi Levine (Albany).
- 3/2/03: Stony Brook lost its final game of the season, falling to last
place New Hampshire at home, 62-55. D.J. Munir and Corey Spencer each had
20 points for the Seawolves. Stony Brook finishes its regular season at
13-14 (7-9 in the America East).
- 2/26/03: Stony Brook snapped its 3-game losing streak, by defeating
Binghamton at home, 77-70. D.J. Munir led the way for the Seawovles with
- 2/23/03: Stony Brook dropped its 3rd straight game, falling to the Maine
Black Bears, on the road, 74-56. The Seawolves are now 12-13 overall, and
are 6-8 (7th place) in the America East.
- 2/19/03: Stony Brook lost at Hartford, 72-64. D.J. Munir and Cori Spencer
led the Seawolves with 15 points apiece. Stony Brook drops to 12-2 overal,
and 6-7 in the America East Conference.
- 2/14/03: Despite 30 points from D.J. Munir, the Seawolves lost an
important road game to Albany, 82-74.
- 2/11/03: Behind D.J. Munir's 35 points, the Seawolves upset 1st place
Boston University, at home, 73-67. The win puts Stony Brook at 6-5 in the
America East, in a 4-way tie for 4th place.
- 2/7/03: Despite an early 11-0 run by Stony Brook, the Seawolves were
defeated by Vermont at home, by a score of 66-60. Cori Spencer led the
Seawolves with 23 points. The loss snapped Stony Brook's 6 game winning
- 2/5/03: Led by Cori Spencer's 17 point, Stony Brook defeated Northeastern,
on the road, 78-60, for their 6th straight win, and moved to 5-4 in the America
East (11-9, overall).
- 2/2/03: The Seawolves won their 5th straight game (4th in-a-row in the
America East Conference), defeating New Hampshire on the road, 77-71. D.J.
Munir led Stony Brook with 23 points. Stony Brook is now 10-9, and 4-4 in
the America East Conference.
- 1/28/03: The Seawolves evened their record at 9-9, with a convincing
87-38 victory over Division III Centenary College, at home. Patrick Spitler
led the Seawolves with a career-high 16 points.
- 1/28/03: Jairus McCollum was the named America East Player of the Week,
by averaging 14 PPG and 6 RPG, in leading the Seawolves to a 2-0 record this
- 1/26/03: Led by D.J. Munir's 25 points, the Seawolves defeated the
University of Maine, at home, by a score of 81-79. It was Stony Brook's
3rd straight America East victory.
- 1/22/03: With 6 Seawolves scoring 8 points or better, Stony Brook won
its second America East game in a row, by defeating Northeastern, at home,
by a score of 72-67.
- 1/18/03: Stony Brook won its first America East Conference game of the
season, by defeating rival Albany, at home, 92-87, in a double overtime game.
Jairus McCollum and Cori Spencer led the way for Stony Brook, each scoring
- 1/15/03: The Seawolves lost their 4th America East Conference game in
a row, losing to Boston University on the road, 81-66. Cori Spencer led the
Seawolves with 17 points. Stony Brook drops to 5-9, 0-4.
- 1/11/03: The Seawolves lost on the road to Binghamton, by a score of
64-59. The Seawolves were led by D.J. Munir's 17 points. Stony Brook is
now 5-8, and 0-3 in the America East Conference.
- 1/8/03: The Seawolves lost at home to Hartford, in an ugly affair, by a
score of 68-61. The Seawolves drop to 0-2 in America East Conference play.
- 1/5/03: The Seawolves lost their America East season opener, on the
road, to Vermont, 66-47. Hendrik Feist led the Seawolves with 12 points.
- 12/31/02: The Seawolves lost to Seton Hall on the road, by a score of
71-48. D.J. Munir led Stony Brook with 20 points.
- 12/26/02: D.J. Munir was named America East Player of the Week.
- 12/23/02: Lehigh defeated Stony Brook at home, by a score of 54-48. Cori
Spencer led the Seawolves with 18 points, in the losing effort.
- 12/21/02: Led by the return of D.J. Munir, and his 23 points, the
Seawolves defeated Hofstra at home, by a score of 65-52.
- 12/17/02: The Seawolves have signed 2 letters of intent for the 2003-04
season. Gordon Hurley, a 6-8 forward/center from East Brunswick High School
in New Jersey, and Mike Popoko, a 6-5 forward from The McDonogh School in
Maryland, have signed to play with the Seawolves next year.
- 12/15/02: Despite a strong effort and an early 2nd half lead, the
Seawolves bowed to mighty Boston College, on the road, 79-61. Jairus
McCollum led the Seawolves with 20 points.
- 12/12/02: Mike Konopka had 19 points to lead the Seawolves over Army at
home, 68-59. The Seawolves moved their record to 4-2 for the season.
- 12/9/02: For the second time this season, freshmen Bobby Santiago was
named the America East Player of the Week.
- 12/4/02: Led by Bobby Santiago's 17 point and Mike Orfini's 14 points,
the Seawolves defeated Columbia, 65-56.
- 12/2/02: Led by Bobby Santiago's 23 points, the Seawolves easily
defeated visiting Division III Rhode Island College, 95-51.
- 11/30/02: The Seawolves were defeated at home by Harvard, 56-45. Mike
Konopka led the Seawolves scoring with 13 points.
- 11/26/02: Led by Jon Paul Kobryn's 17 points and Bobby Santiago's 13
points, the Seawolves lost to St. John's on the road, 68-57, in very
- 11/26/02: Freshman Bobby Santiago was named the America East Player of
the Week wtih his 16 point scoring effort in Stony Brook's opening win
versus Sacred Heart.
- 11/23/02: Led by Jairus McCollum's 21 points and freshman Bobby Santiago's
16 points, the Seawolves won their season opener at home, by defeating Sacred
Heart in overtime, 75-64.
- 11/18/02: Jon Paul Kobryn's 14 points led the Seawolves past the One
World All-Stars, 71-65, in a home exhibition game. Rookine Bobby Santiago added
11 points, with Mike Orfini (11 points), Mike Konopka (10 points), and
Jairus McCollum (10 points), also helping in the victory.
- 11/12/02: The America East pre-season poll has Stony Brook finishing
7th (out of 9 teams) in the America East Conference. The order of
predicted finishing is as follows:
1. Boston University - 64 points (7 first place votes)
2. Vermont - 56 points (1 first place vote)
3. Hartford - 49 points
4. Maine - 44 points
5. Northeastern - 34 points
6. Binghamton - 29 points (not eligible for post-season this year)
7. STONY BROOK - 22 points
8. Albany - 14 points
9. New Hampshire - 12 points
The pre-season All Conference selections (regardless of position) were:
Billy Collins, Boston U, SR, F
Taylor Coppenrath, Vermont, SO, F
Justin Rowe, Maine, SR, C
T.J. Sorrentine, Vermont, JR, G
Chaz Carr, Boston U, SO, G
- 11/11/02: Stony Brook dropped a preseason scrimmage on 11/9 to NEC
pre-season favorite Central Connectictut, 68-58. Mike Konopka and Jairus
McCollum led the way with 15 points apiece. Larry Jennings and JonPaul
Kobryn chipped in with 10 points each.
- 8/27/02: Junior standout D.J. Munir will be academically ineligible for
the Fall, 2002 semester, and will miss the first 7 games of the season.
- 8/19/02: The Seawolves 2002-03 season schedule has been announced.
- 5/23/02: Bobby Santiago (6-2, 175) from Hallows High School in the Bronx,
NY, and Hendrik Feist (6-4, 190) from Achem, Germany, have signed National
Letters of Intent to play for the Seawolves for the 2002-03 season.
- 5/7/02: Sophomore guard D.J. Munir was named the team's Most Valuable
Player, and teammate Patrick Spitler was named the team's Most Improved
- 4/25/02: Sophomore guard D.J. Munir was named to the National Invitation
Tournament and Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Division I Third
Team. Last year, Stony Brook's Leon Brisport was named to the Second Team.
- 3/2/02: The Seawolves lost to Vermont in the America East Conference
Tournament Quarterfinals, by a score of 74-59, to finish their season at 6-22.
- 3/2/02: Seawolves Sophomore D.J. Munir was named to the 2nd team America
East All Conference team. The America East 1st Conference team consisted of
T.J. Sorentine (Vermont - also named America East Player of the Year),
Chris Brown (New Hampshire), Billy Collins (Boston University), Trevor
Gaines (Vermont), and Justin Rowe (Maine). In addition to Munir, the 2nd
Conference team consisted of Chaz Carr (Boston University), Taylor Coppenrath
(Vermont - also named America East Rookie of the Year), Austin Ganly (New
Hampshire), and Errick Greene (Maine). The third Conference team included
Jean Bain (Northeastern), Will Brand (Albany), Pierre Johnson (Hartford),
Jeffrey St. Fort (Binghamton), and Ryan Stys (Hartford). University of
Vermont's Coach Tom Griffin was named the America East Coach of the Year.
- 3/2/02: The pairings are set for the America East Conference Tournament
Quarterfinal round: Stony Brook, the 8th seed, will meet first seed Vermont,
at 6 PM, on Saturday, March 2nd, in Matthews Arena, Boston MA. Catch all the
action live on WUSB-FM (90.1) radio.
- 2/24/02: With 0.8 seconds remaining in the game, Mike Konopka took a
pass and took an three point shot and was fouled. He canned 2 free throws
to defeat Alabny, on the road, 48-47.
- 2/21/02: Stony Brook led most of the way, but lost at home to
Boston U, 64-62. Mike Konopka (16 points), and D.J. Munir (15 points) led
the Seawolves attack.
- 2/18/02: Jon Paul Kobryn was named America East Rookie of the Week.
- 2/17/02: The Seawolves won at home over Northeastern, 85-70, behind 28
points from Jon Paul Kobryn and 14 assists from D.J. Munir.
- 2/15/02: The Seawolves lost a tough overtime game at home to Hartford,
80-73, despite an outstanding 24-point effort from Mike Konopka.
- 2/12/02: Larry Jennings will miss the remainder of the season, by
undergoing surgery on his ailing foot.
- 2/10/02: The Seawolves snapped a 5-game skid, by defeating Maine on the
road, by a score of 57-52. Stony Brook was led by Jon Paul Kobryn who
collected 18 points and 6 rebounds.
- 2/8/02: The Seawolves lost on the road to New Hampshire, 67-57, to fall
to 3-19 (2-9 America East) on the season.
- 2/2/02: The Seawolves lost at home to Albany, 65-54. D.J. Munir led
Stony Brook in the losing effort, with 28 points.
- 1/26/02: The Seawolves dropped to 3-17 (2-7 in the America East), with
a loss at Hartford, 76-70. D.J. Munir led the Seawolves with 21 points.
- 1/24/02: The Seawolves played Conference-leading Vermont tough to the
finish, but came up short, at home, 72-67. D.J. Munir led the Seawolves
with 22 points, Mike Konopka added 15, and Lee Church had his finest all-around
game of his career, finishing with 10 points.
- 1/18/02: The Seawolves dropped an America East Conference game to
New Hampshire, at home, by a score of 75-68. Stony Brook never led in
the game, despite a 27-point effort from D.J. Munir.
- 1/17/02: The Seawolves announced 3 transferees: 6-7, 230-pound Sophomore
forward Cori Spencer (Fordham), 6-3, 190-pound shooting guard John Bucaro
(Holy Cross), and 6-3, 190-pound guard Tyrone Stallings (Fordham). All 3
will be eligible to play beginning in January, 2003. According to coach
Nick Macarchuk, Spencer is an Atlantic-10/Big East caliber player, who will
provide tremendous inside presence.
- 1/15/02: Stony Brook won their first road game of the year by defeating
America East Conference foe Binghamton, 66-62. D.J. Munir led the Seawolves
with a superb 24 point effort, while Jon Paul Kobryn chipped in with 19 points.
- 1/12/02: Stony Brook lost at Boston University, 90-54, to go 2-14 (1-4),
on the season.
- 1/10/02: The Seawolves were defeated by Northeastern on the road, 91-65,
to move to 2-13 (1-3) on the season. Larry Jennings led Stony Brook with
- 1/6/02: The Seawolves came from behind to defeat Maine at home, 68-65,
to earn their 1st America East victory ever. D.J. Munir and Mike Konopka
each scored 17 points in the victory.
- 1/2/02: The Seawolves were beaten by the Vermont Catamounts, in an
America East Conference game, 91-60.
- 12/29/01: The Seawolves lost their America East Opener to Binghamton,
at home, by a score of 60-52. The Seawolves drop to 1-11 overall.
- 12/28/01: Sophomore Tyrone Stallings (G, 6-3, 190) transferred from
Fordham and will be eligible to play in January, 2003.
- 12/22/01: Stony Brook lost to Brown on the road, 87-60, to drop to
1-10 on the season. D.J. Munir led the Seawolves with 23 points, and JonPaul
Kobryn chipped in with 16.
- 12/13/01: Stony Brook lost another road game to Army, 71-60. J.B.
Bennett lead the Seawolves in scoring with 18 points.
- 12/11/01: The Seawolves dropped a game to Villanova, on the road, by
a score of 76-54. Mike Orfini (16 points) and Mike Konopka (15 points) led
the Seawolves in scoring.
- 12/10/01: Mike Orfini was named Stony Brook's first America East Rookie
of the Week by averaging 13 points and 6 rebounds in 2 games last week.
- 12/8/01: The Seawolves were defeated by Hofstra, on the road, by a
score of 76-67. Jairus McCollum led Stony Brook with 20 points.
- 12/4/01: In perhaps their biggest Division 1 win in history, the
Seawolves defeated Rollie Massomino's Cleveland State Vikings, at home, by
a score of 64-56. D.J. Munir led the Seawolves with 21 points.
- 12/1/01: The Seawolves lost their 6th game in a row, bowing to the
Harvard Crimson, 64-59. Mike Konopka led the Seawolves with 22 points.
- 11/28/01: The Seawolves were blown out by Rutgers, on the road, by a
score of 76-37.
- 11/24/01: The Seawolves lost the consolation game of the Red Auerbach
Classic, by losing to America East rival Binghamton, 53-51.
- 11/23/01: The Seawolves dropped an opening round decision in the
Red Auerbach Classic, by losing to Yale, 82-62.
- 11/19/01: The Seawolves dropped a close game to Sacred Heart, by
squandering a late lead, and lost 76-71, despite a career high 36 points
from D.J. Munir.
- 11/17/01: The Seawolves dropped their season opener at St. Johns, by a
score of 72-55. D.J. Munir led the Seawolves with 15 points.
- 11/16/01: D.J. Munir became the first player in the program's history
to earn Division 1 pre-season All-Conference honors. The Basketball News
picked Munir Second-Team All-Conference (America East) in its pre-season
- 11/13/01: The Seawolves open their 2001-02 season on the road versus St.
Johns, on Saturday, 11/17. The game will be televised locally on TV 55.
- 11/12/01: Stony Brook was defeated at home, by the Harlem Globetrotters,
in an exhibition game, 88-64, in front of a sellout crowd. The Seawolves
trailed by only 6 points at the half (37-31), but were overmatched by the
Globetrotters in the 2nd half. Jairus McCollum led the Seawolves with 15
points and 10 rebounds, while JonPaul Kobryn added 11 points. The
Globetrotters were led by Dwayne Rogers (15 points), former NBA player Chris
Morris (12 points), and Ronald Nunnery (13 points). The Globetrotters boasted
several former NBA players including Morris, Greg "Cadillac" Anderson, Oliver
Miller, and Doug Smith.
- 11/8/01: The Seawolves were picked to finish 7th in the America East
Pre-season poll, as selected by America East coaches. The point tallies
for this pre-season poll were as follows (first place votes in parentheses):
1) Boston University (5) - 77
2) Maine (4) - 76
3) Northeastern - 59
4) Vermont - 54
5) Hartford - 40
6) New Hampshire - 37
7) STONY BROOK - 35
8) Albany - 16
9) Binghamton - 11
- 10/29/01: The Stony Brook Seawolves were dealt a blow, when starting
guard Larry Jennings suffered a hairline fracture of a bone in his left
foot, during a practice. Jennings should miss about 2 months of the season,
before resuming action around the end of December.
- 10/16/01: The Stony Brook Seawolves will play its only 2001-02 exhibition
game against the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters on Monday, November 12th
@ 3 PM, in the Stony Brook Indoor Sports Complex. Tickets are priced at $ 10
and $ 15. See the official Stony Brook
Seawolves website for ticket information.
- 8/11/01: The 2001-02 Stony Brook Seawolves' Men's Basketball team
schedule has been announced.
- 5/10/01: Seawolves sign 2 for 2001-02 season - Stony Brook has signed
Mike Orfini (Vienna, Va/Gonzaga H.S.) nad Pieter Nieuwenhuyzen (Pittsfield,
Me/Branson H.S.) to letters of intent for the upcoming season.
- 4/20/01: Brisport given local honors - Leon Brisport was named to the
NIT and Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association 2nd team, for the 2000-01
- 3/14/01: Macarchuk/Brisport honored as Independents - Coach Nick
Macarchuk was named Division 1 Independent Conference Coach of the Year and
Center Leon Brisport was named to the All-Independent Conference First Team,
for the 2000-01 season.
- 2/2001: Seawolves are America East Bound - The Stony Brook Seawolves
have been accepted to play in the America East Conference, effective July,
2001, and hence, will be eligible for automatic NCAA births in 17 sports,
including Men's Basketball.
- 10/12/00: Jon Paul Kobryn commits to Stony Brook - Jon Paul Kobryn, a 6-8
high school Junior Center from St. Anthony High School, in N.J., has
committed to Stony Brook for the 2001-02 season.
- 7/15/00: Larry Jennings transfers to Stony Brook - Larry Jennings, a 6-2
guard, who scored more than 2,000 points in his career at St. John's Prep,
and who played at St. Joseph's (Pa.) in the Atlantic-10 the last 2 seasons,
will play for the Seawolves in the 2001-02 season.