Feb. 4, 2014
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Vestal, N.Y. - Senior guards Anthony Jackson (Columbus, Ohio) and Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) combined for 25 second-half points and redshirt freshman Ahmad Walker (Port Washington, N.Y.) had six huge points down the stretch as the Stony Brook men's basketball team came back to beat Binghamton, 58-53, Tuesday night at the Events Center.
Stony Brook has now won eight of its last nine games and improves to 17-7 overall and 9-1 in America East. Binghamton slips to 4-19 overall and 1-9 in the league.
Head Coach Steve Pikiell's Reaction
"Give credit to Binghamton. They had a great crowd, great energy and did a good job containing us. They gave us their best tonight. We were fortunate to overcome our offensive troubles in the first half to make winning plays down the stretch. That comes from good veteran play, especially from our guards tonight. Any road win is tough no matter what the records may say, and we're happy to be going home with the victory."
Stony Brook was struggling throughout the game, but the #Seawolves found a way to overcome a first half that featured a season-low 18 points.
Trailing by as much as eight points in the second half, Coley jumpstarted a 12-0 #Seawolves run mid second half to give Stony Brook a 32-28 advantage. The two teams then see-sawed the rest of the game. Stony Brook took a 47-46 lead at the 2:38 mark when Walker took an alley oop pass from Coley, stuffed it into the basket and drew the foul. He completed the three-point play for the one-point edge.
Binghamton answered with a three-pointer from Yosef Yacob to go up two, but Jackson countered with a three-pointer of his own. After Binghamton converted two free throws to tie the game at 50-50, Walker came up big again as sophomore Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) passed out of a triple team underneath to Walker, who converted a layup and drew contact for the foul. His three-point play made it 52-51 #Sewawolves with 1:20 to go.
Stony Brook then hunkered down on defense as Binghamton missed three consecutive three-point attempts while Warney made a layup and Coley hit a pair of free throws to ice the comeback win.
Inside the Numbers
News & Notes
- Stony Brook shot 33.3% for the game and 26.7% from three-point range. The team also was 20-for-30 from the free throw line (66.7%).
- Binghamton shot 34.2% for the game, 27.8% from three-point range and 62.9% from the free throw line.
- The 18 points Stony Brook scored in the first half was a season low.
- Jackson finished with 16 points and was 7-for-7 from the free throw line.
- Coley had 14 points and eight rebounds. All three of his field goals made were three-pointers.
- Walker put up 12 points and six rebounds.
- After committing eight turnovers in the first half, Stony Brook only committed two in the second half.
- Jordan Reed led Binghamton with 23 points and 15 rebounds.
- Stony Brook has now beaten Binghamton nine consecutive times and leads the all-time series 34-25.
- The #Seawolves are now 9-1 in America East, matching the 2012-13 and 2011-12 teams for best 10-game start in the conference.
- Stony Brook is 37-5 in America East since the start of the 2011-12 season.
- The #Seawolves won their second game of the season when trailing at halftime. The first came at Detroit on Nov. 24, 2013.
Stony Brook heads home for a Saturday afternoon showdown with New Hampshire at Pritchard Gymnasium at 2 p.m. The game will air live on ESPN3 and Champions Radio 96.9/107.1 FM.