Eleven fan buses—about 600 people—will be traveling from Stony Brook to Boston University’s Agganis Arena tomorrow morning to cheer on the Seawolves as they vie for the America East championship title and a bid to the NCAA tournament.
“The fan buses are filled, we’re encouraging students to sign up for the waitlist,” said Andrea Lebedinski, Stony Brook Athletics’ Coordinator of Annual Giving and Branding.
Of the 11 buses, one is reserved for season ticket holders, according to Lebedinski. The rest will carry hundreds of band members, cheerleaders and of course #seawolfblood-red fans. All told, the Seawolves will have plenty of support in the stands as they try to make it to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. This year’s team, which fought through injuries and the loss of last year’s America East Player of the Year Muhammad El-Amin, has already made school history, becoming the first men’s basketball team to ever make it to the America East championship game.
Meanwhile in Boston, fans are scrambling to get a decent turnout. A Facebook event created for the group boasts 365 attendees as of publication, and the wall is dotted with pleas to students to show up. Making it even more difficult is the fact that the game falls during BU’s spring break, meaning many students are at home and away from campus.