Men's hoops beats UNH, 56-54, for 10th road victory

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Feb. 2, 2013

Final Stats

Durham, N.H. - Junior Anthony Jackson (Columbus, Ohio) scored 11 points, none bigger than his three-pointer with 1:16 remaining in the game that lifted the Stony Brook men's basketball team to a 56-54 win over New Hampshire Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.

The win is Stony Brook's ninth in its last 10 games as the Seawolves improve to 17-5 overall and 8-1 in America East. It is also Stony Brook's 10th true road victory of the year, which leads the country.

Junior Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led all scorers with 13 points and he chipped in eight rebounds. Freshman Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) also tallied 11 points. Senior Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) had seven points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Coach Steve Pikiell's Reaction
"It was a tough game tonight against a good New Hampshire team. But we played solid down the stretch and made winning plays to grind out another road win."

Turning Point
In a dogfight of a game, it came down to the final two minutes. UNH's Chris Matagrano went to the foul line at the 1:33 mark with Stony Brook leading 53-51. Matagrano sank the first shot, but the second rimmed out into Brenton's hands.

Brenton then found Jackson on the near wing, and the junior captain buried home a three-pointer to give Stony Brook a four-point edge, 56-52, with 1:16 to play.

UNH's Ferg Myrick drew a foul and hit two free throws with 42.3 seconds to play to make it 56-54. New Hampshire then elected to play defense instead of fouling. With the shot clock winding down, Jackson attempted another three, but it missed and the ball went out to the free throw line for a long rebound. It appeared that a UNH player was going to control the ball, but it slipped out and into the hands of Warney, who passed to Brenton, who then kicked the ball out to Jackson to let the clock expire and end the game.

By the Numbers

  • The Seawolves outshot the Wildcats 39.6% to 33.9%.
  • UNH was 6-for-26 from three-point range.
  • Stony Brook made 15 of its 18 free throw attempts (83.3%).
  • Brenton's seven rebounds puts him at 1,017 for his career, tying him for sixth all-time in America East history.

 

 

News & Notes

  • Stony Brook is off to its best 22-game start in its Div. I history at 17-5. The Seawolves have also matched last season's team for best nine-game America East start at 8-1.
  • The Seawolves broke a tie with Bucknell for most true road victories in the country with 10, which also represents the program's most road victories in a season in its Div. I history.
  • Stony Brook is now 13-0 this season and 73-1 in the Pikiell Era when holding its opponent under 60 points.
  • Stony Brook is 26-4 in its last 30 America East games.
  • Jackson was named America East Player of the Game.

Up Next
The Seawolves will play their 13th road game in their last 18 overall contests next Saturday at Hartford at 7 p.m. The game can be seen on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app, available on mobile and tablet devices.