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Stony Brook reaches America East final

Stony Brook reaches America East final
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http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-reaches-america-east-final-1.10033176The Seawolves earned their way into the America East final by bouncing back, and back and back again, to score a 79-77 semifinal victory at Vermont. Latest college sports stories First they recovered from a 16-point first-half deficit to take an 11-point lead with 9:09 to go in the game. Then they recovered from a run by Vermont in front of its raucous fans that tied it at 71 with 3:09 left.

No matter how many times March has taken the air out of them, Stony Brook\’s Stony Brook reaches America East final – Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-reaches-america-east-final-1.10033176First they recovered from a 16-point first-half deficit to take an 11-point lead with 9:09 to go in the game. Then they recovered from a run by Vermont in front of its raucous fans that tied it at 71 with 3:09 left. Finally, they withstood one last attempt by Vermont at the buzzer, as Ethan O’Day, the Catamounts’ top player, had his baseline jumper deflected by Jameel Warney, the conference’s player of the year and defensive player of the year.

So Stony Brook, which has had a series of disheartening losses in the conference tournament, will play for the America East title for the fourth time in five years when it faces Albany on the road Saturday. The feeling among the Seawolves on Sunday, after beating a team that had overcome a 17-point deficit to win on Long Island on Feb. 7, was that anything is possible. Read more…

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