Coley notches 1,000th career point, leads #Seawolves past Cornell, 76-54

Dave Coley shooting the three-pointer that gave him 1,000 career points.
Dave Coley shooting the three-pointer that gave him 1,000 career points.
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Dec. 22, 2013

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Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the Stony Brook men's basketball team with 15 points, including his 1000th career point, and sophomore Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) produced 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting as the #Seawolves handled Cornell, 76-54, Sunday evening at sold-out Pritchard Gymnasium.

Coley becomes the 22nd player in Stony Brook's all-time history and just the fifth in the program's Div. I history to record 1,000 career points.

Stony Brook improves to 9-4 on the season and has now won 30 of its last 32 games at Pritchard. The 9-4 start matches last season's team for best start in the program's Div. I history. Cornell falls to 0-11 on the year.

Head Coach Steve Pikiell's Reaction
"I was happy with our effort and energy on the floor tonight in front of a great home crowd. I liked our defense. We forced them into tough shots and didn't give them many open looks. I'm proud of Dave for his accomplishment. He's a leader on this team, and he's really grown in his four years here. A thousand points is hard to do in college basketball, and he's earned it."

Turning Point
Stony Brook led for all but 10 seconds in the game. Cornell used a 15-3 run to tie the game at 18-18 with 7:07 left in the first half.

From there, it was all #Seawolves, who went on an 18-2 run that was led off by Warney's quick layup off a pass from Coley, who then hit a pair of free throws and later drained the first of three three-pointers on the night. The #Seawolves led 36-20 with 1:15 left in the first half, took a 38-24 lead into halftime and then built a 30-point, second-half lead when Coley hit the three-pointer that pushed him over the 1,000-point mark and senior Eric McAlister (Hightstown, N.J.) nailed a jumper that made it 69-39.

Stony Brook, which held Cornell to 34.5 percent shooting, went on to win by 22.

Inside the Numbers

  • Stony Brook shot 41.4% from the field, 37.5% (6-for-16) from three-point range and 73.3% (22-for-30) from the free throw line.
  • The #Seawolves limited Cornell to 34.5% shooting overall and just 19.4% (6-for-31) from behind the arc.
  • Stony Brook outrebounded Cornell, 47-32, and used 17 offensive rebounds to earn 19 second chance points.
  • Coley's 15 points were a season high, and he now has scored in double figures in eighth of the last nine games. Stony Brook is 35-13 all-time when he scores 10 or more points.
  • Warney was 6-for-8 from the field and scored 14 points.
  • McAlister had nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds.
  • Redshirt freshman Ahmad Walker (Port Washington, N.Y.) posted 12 points and made six of seven shots from the free throw line.
  • Sophomore Carson Puriefoy (Wenonah, N.J.) scored 13 points off the bench.

News & Notes

  • Coley is the 22nd Stony Brook player and just the fifth in the program's Div. I history to score 1,000 points in his career. The last #Seawolves player to do it was Bryan Dougher (2008-12).
  • Stony Brook is now 4-4 all-time against Cornell and has won three straight in the series.
  • The #Seawolves are now 18-15 all-time against Ivy League members.
  • The 9-4 start equals the 2012-13 team for best start in the program's Div. I history.
  • The #Seawolves are now 8-0 this season when they outbound their opponent.
  • Stony Brook is 5-1 at home this season and 30-2 in its last 32 games at Pritchard Gymnasium.
  • The #Seawolves are 47-5 since the start of the 2011-12 season when leading at halftime.
  • Stony Brook is 3-0 this season and 83-18 during head coach Steve Pikiell's tenure when holding an opponent under 60 points.

Up Next
Stony Brook will break for the holidays and return in the New Year on Friday, Jan. 3, when the #Seawolves play at VCU at the Siegel Center at 9 p.m. The game will be televised on SNY.