Stony Brook Matters

Women’s Hoops Claims Program’s First AE Title, No. 1 Seed in Conference Tourney

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Trophy2The road to the NCAA Tournament will go through Island Federal Arena.

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team clinched the program’s first America East regular-season title and secured the No. 1 seed and homecourt advantage throughout the conference tournament with a 72-68 come-from-behind victory against Vermont on Wednesday night at Patrick Gymnasium.

The Seawolves claimed their 25th win to establish a program record for victories, topping the 1986-87 edition that went 24-5 in Division III while led by Stony Brook Athletics Hall of Fame coach Dec McMullen.

Stony Brook (25-1, 13-0 AE) also extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 22 games.

“Our team has worked really hard,” coach Caroline McCombs said. “They know that it’s another step in the process. They deserve it, but we’re not done. We just want to finish what we started.”

The Seawolves are now three wins from becoming the first team to enter the America East tourney undefeated in conference play since UAlbany in 2013, and the eighth overall in conference history.

Stony Brook’s final regular-season games come in a seven-day span next week: Sunday at Maine, Wednesday at Hartford, then Saturday against UAlbany.

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