Vestal, N.Y. - The Stony Brook men's basketball team held Binghamton to a season-low 26.4 percent shooting while exploding on offense in the second half with a 30-7 run to come away with a 62-37 victory over the Bearcats Wednesday at the Events Center.
Freshman Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) led all scorers with 13 points. He added eight rebounds and three blocks. Seniors Marcus Rouse (Upper Marlboro, Md.) and Leonard Hayes (Voorhees, N.J.) added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Stony Brook has won three straight and is now 11-4 overall, 2-0 in America East as it is off to its best 15-game start in its Div. I history.
Coach Steve Pikiell's Reaction
"I really liked our defense tonight. We held them to their season low for points. Our offense didn't make shots early on, but I knew we would get enough baskets to win the game as long as kept playing good defense. It was a good road win - our seventh - and now it's time to prepare for Hartford."
The Seawolves defense had held Binghamton to just 14 points in the first half, but their offense struggled to find any rhythm…until the second half. Leading 31-24, the Seawolves exploded for a 30-7 run to safely put the game away. Rouse and junior Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) jumpstarted the rally with back-to-back three-pointers; Coley's three came on a kick-out pass in transition that made the score 40-26.
Rouse hit another three to make it 45-26, and then Warney and Brenton each completed three-point plays after layups to run the score up to 51-28. The run was complete when freshman Carson Puriefoy connected on a layup in transition to make it 61-31 Seawolves, leaving the Bearcats stunned.
By the Numbers
- Stony Brook's defense held Binghamton to 26.4% shooting, a season low for the Bearcats and a season low a Seawolves opponent. The 37 points and 14 field goals allowed were also season lows by an opponent.
- The Seawolves rebounded from a 26.7% first-half shooting effort to shoot 48.3% in the second half.
- Stony Brook outrebounded Binghamton 40-39, the 32nd time in its last 39 games it has outrebounded its opponent.
- The Seawolves committed just eight turnovers.
- Senior Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) had eight rebounds and five assists. The America East leader in assists, it's the 10th time this season he's recorded five or more assists in a game.
- Rouse grabbed a career-high seven rebounds.
- SB connected on 10 three-pointers for the second time this season (Eastern Illinois, Dec. 1).
- Stony Brook outscored Binghamton in the paint 18-4.
News & Notes
- With an 11-4 record, Stony Brook is off to its best 15-game start in its Div. I history, surpassing the 2009-10 team's 10-5 record.
- The Seawolves picked up their seventh true road victory of the season, which leads the nation. Stony Brook only had seven road wins all of last season.
- Stony Brook is now 2-0 in America East for the second consecutive season and third time in the last four seasons. SB is also 20-3 in its last 23 conference games.
- The Seawolves are now 9-0 this season and 69-18 in the Pikiell era when holding their opponent under 60 points.
- The program is now 30-25 all-time against Binghamton and has won five straight in the series, including two straight on the road.
- Rouse was named America East Player of the Game.
Stony Brook -
Chikilra Goodman lead all scorers with 16 points, while Jessica Previlon andBrittany Snow added 10 apiece as the Stony Brook women’s basketball team toppled Binghamton, 56-34, Wednesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium. Previlon also pulled down a game-best 10 boards, as Stony Brook moved to 10-6 overall and 2-1 in the America East with the win that was televised locally on Optimum Channel 118.
Goodman was named the America East Player of the Game.
“It was a great team effort from start to finish. I thought the defense was able to set the tone early, and I was excited about the contributions we received from multiple players.”
--Head Coach Beth O’Boyle
Kim Albrecht hit a three pointer to bring Binghamton (2-14, 1-2 AE) to within one, 11-10, with 11:44 remaining in the first half. The Seawolves responded with a 14-0 run over the next six minutes and 45 seconds, beginning with a Snow jumper at the 11:26 mark, to take a commanding lead, 25-11, they would never relinquish.
The Numbers Game
- Stony Brook and Binghamton scored the same number of points in both halves, tallying 35 and 18, respectively.
- The Seawolves held Binghamton to 21.8 percent shooting (12-for-55) for the game, and 21.7 percent (5-for-23) in the first half.
- SBU shot just four free throws, but made three of them. Binghamton shot 63.6 percent from the line (7-for-11).
- Stony Brook won the battle of the boards, 44-39, to move to 9-1 this season when outrebounding an opponent.
News and Notes
- Goodman recorded double-digits in scoring for the second consecutive game. The junior guard posted 18 points in a road win against New Hampshire on Saturday.
- By defeating the Bearcats by 22 points, the Seawolves fell just shy of their largest margin of victory for this season. SBU routed NJIT by 25 points, 59-34, on Nov. 25.
- Dani Klupenger hit a three-pointer to bring her career total to 87. If the senior hits 13 more trifectas, she will become just the fifth Seawolf to make 100 shots from behind the arc in her career.