Stony Brook Battles Michigan in WNIT Friday Night
The Stony Brook women's basketball program travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., on Friday night at 7 p.m. to take on Michigan in the first round of the WNIT. The Seawolves are making their second-ever Division I postseason appearance and their first since the WNIT in 2005-06 after capturing the league's automatic bid by finishing second in the America East regular-season standings.
The game will be available through a live web stream for a fee, or you can listen live for free with Jacob Wilkins on the call for Stony Brook.
The Seawolves (24-8, 13-3 America East) made their second America East title game appearance this season where they fell to top-seeded Albany, 70-46. Stony Brook has set the program Divsion I record and tied the school overall record with 24 wins this season.
As a conference, the America East has been repesented in the WNIt for 11-straight seasons, compiling a 7-17 record. Four wins have come since 2007, including Boston U. winning a game in the first round last season.
Michigan (18-13, 8-8 Big Ten) is making its fifth consecutive postseason appearance. The Wolverines were knocked out of the Big Ten tournament in the quarterfinals and are led by Shannon Smith who scores 14.1 points per game.
Join the social conversation on twitter by using the hashtag #SeawolvesOnTheRise and check out Stony Brook's WNIT Central page.