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Stony Brook Open Thread

Penn State (2 ? 0)
Stony Brook (1 ? 1)

After the tough news this afternoon, it seems trivial to go back to talking about sports today. But Penn State does have a basketball game tonight against the Stony Brook Seawolves. Life must go on, but while we're talking about basketball, we're still thinking about the Schembechler and Michigan family.

The Seawolves come in having lost their last game to Cornell 76-72 on Monday. Two things that strike me when I look at this team are size and depth, as in lack thereof. Stony Brook likes to run a small lineup with three guards that push the tempo. Their biggest player, Neto, is only 6'9". He doesn't score much, but he is a ferocious rebounder especially on the offensive glass. Lucas and Beauford are small, but they can score and the duo is averaging over 40 points per game. Good perimeter defense and shutting these two down will be the key to the game. Look for Cornley to get his third double-double of the season.

Looking at the bench there isn't much depth. Vanderpool and Cox will see most of the time off the bench but neither of them have been lighting it up. Some other guys will see a minute or two, but with no big scoring threats sitting on the bench expect to see the starters playing the bulk of the game and doing most of the scoring.

Probable Lineup

Player H/W Cl PPG RPG
Eddie Castellanos - G 6-1/180 Fr 4.5 3.0
Emanuel Neto - C 6-9/245 Jr 6.0 7.0
Ricky Lucas - G 6-4/215 Jr 20.0 4.0
Mitchell Beauford - G 5-11/185 Jr 22.0 2.5
Mike Popoko - F 6-5/220 Sr 9.0 4.5
Off The Bench
Andre Vanderpool - F 6-6/205 Sr 2.0 2.5
Marques Cox - G 6-1/195 So 0.0 1.0