Men's Basketball To Host Boston University on Wednesday For Senior Night
Feb. 17, 2009
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Looking to continue its best start since joining the America East in 2001-02, the Stony Brook men's basketball team closes out its home schedule on Wednesday night against Boston University at Pritchard Gymnasium. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The Seawolves will honor their four seniors- Marques Cox (Jamaica, N.Y.), Michal Zylinski (Monki, Poland), Demetrius Young (Sacramento, Calif.) and Michael Tyree (Somerset, N.J.)- prior to the game. Fans can listen to the game locally on WUSB 90.1 FM or on the web at goseawolves.org with Jeff Bernstein, Mike Solano and Curt Hylton announcing. It can also be followed with Gametracker and live video streaming at goseawolves.org.
Stony Brook (14-12, 6-7 America East) enters Wednesday's game off a 69-64 overtime loss at conference-leading Vermont on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Bryan Dougher (Scotch Plains, N.J.) sent the game into overtime with a foul-line jumper with 5.9 seconds left in regulation, but the Catamounts then out-scored SBU 14-9 in the overtime period to secure the victory. Young led the Seawolves with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The victory over Albany last Thursday gave the Seawolves their 14th victory of the season, its most victories since joining the America East in 2001-02. It is also Stony Brook's best start since joining the conference in 2001-02. In addition, it is SBU's best start in America East play, 6-7, since the 2002-03 squad also started conference play, 6-7. A victory over the Terriers on Wednesday would give Stony Brook its best ever start in conference play and tie a program record for conference wins in a season.
The Terriers (14-11, 9-4 America East) enter Wednesday's game off a 60-59 loss to visiting Binghamton on Saturday afternoon. John Holland and Corey Lowe lead BU in scoring, averaging 17.9 and 17.5 points per game, respectively. Freshman Jake O'Brien is also averaging 12.3 points per game for the Terriers, who lead the league in scoring defense (64.0 points per game) and field goal percentage defense (.390) during conference play. Holland is second in the America East in scoring during America East play (21.2 points per game).
The Terriers lead the all-time series, 13-3. BU has won four straight in the series, with the Seawolves last victory coming in a 68-62 triumph at Stony Brook Arena on Jan. 18, 2007. Stony Brook is 2-4 all-time against the Terriers at home.