VESTAL, N.Y. - Junior Carson Puriefoy (Wenonah, N.J.) scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Stony Brook men's basketball team to a 61-54 victory over Binghamton Sunday at the Events Center.
Puriefoy shot 7 of 13, 3 of 7 from three, and went 10-for-13 from the free throw line.
It was Puriefoy's fourth 20-point effort of the season for the Seawolves (14-8, 5-2 America East), who shot 45 percent (9-20) from behind the arc.
Sophomore Kameron Mitchell (Jacksonville, Fla.) added 11 points off the bench, shooting 4 of 8, including 3 of 4 from three.
Junior Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) totaled nine points and 14 rebounds.
Marlon Beck II led four Binghamton (2-20, 1-5) scorers in double figures with 15 points.
Quotes . . .
"To get a victory on the road is always a good thing. When they came back and took the lead, I really liked our execution. We made a couple of baskets in a row and then our defense created some offensive opportunities. Our poise and ability to execute was crucial. To Binghamton's credit, they did a good job. With their full complement of players, I think they're a very good team."
Binghamton rallied from a 36-26 deficit, outscoring Stony Brook, 20-9, over a 12-minute stretch. After the Bearcats took a 46-45 lead, Puriefoy scored seven straight points and junior Rayshaun McGrew's (Chicago, Ill.) put back off a Puriefoy miss helped Stony Brook regain a 54-46 lead with 4:07 left.
Puriefoy scored the next seven points for the Seawolves and finished the game with 17 of the team's final 19 points.
News & Notes
• Today's game against Binghamton was the 60th all-time between the two schools. Stony Brook leads 34-26.
• Puriefoy scored 17 of his 27 points in the second half.
• Opponents have turned the ball over at least 11 times in 18 of 22 games.
• Warney nearly accounted for his first double-double since a 26-point, 10-rebound effort at Vermont on January 10.
• Binghamton's Willie Rodriguez, the team's active leading scorer at 10.4 ppg, didn't make a field goal until 2:14 into the second half. He finished with 10.
• Puriefoy has made at least seven free throws in six games this season, including 10 three times.
• Stony Brook made five three-pointers in the first half, surpassing its games total against Albany and UMass Lowell.
Stony Brook will host Hartford on Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WUSB 90.1 FM