March 9, 2013
Albany, N.Y. - Junior Anthony Jackson (Columbus, Ohio) scored 16 points, and freshman Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) added 12 points and nine rebounds as the Stony Brook men's basketball team rolled past Binghamton, 72-49, in the quarterfinals of the America East Championship Saturday evening at SEFCU Arena.
The top-seeded Seawolves, who are now 24-6 this season, advance to play in the semifinals on Sunday against either No. 4 seed Albany or No. 5 seed Maine, who play later tonight.
Coach Steve Pikiell's Reaction
"Defend and advance. we defended today and I liked our focus. For 34 minutes or so I thought we played really good defense and basketball. We now have 24 hours to prepare for our next game."
The Stony Brook defense set the tone immediately, allowing Binghamton to convert just two field goal attempts in the first 8:35 of the game. Redshirt freshman Scott King (Derry, N.H.) knocked down a pair of three-pointers in the early going to get the offense into a rhythm.
After Binghamton's Jordan Reed hit a jumper at 9:26 to make it 18-10 Stony Brook, the Seawolves went on a 19-4 run to end the half, limiting the Bearcats to 2-for-8 shooting and three turnovers during the run. The Seawolves went into the break leading 37-14 and never looked back.
By the Numbers
News & Notes
- Stony Brook shot 52.9% from the field and 42.1% from the thre-point line.
- The Seawolves outrebounded Binghamton 31-28, the 44th time in their last 54 games they have outrebounded their opponent.
- The Seawolves turned the ball over only five times, matching a season low. They had 16 assists in the game.
- The Seawolves had 15 points off of 15 Binghamton turnovers and turned nine offensive rebounds into 14 points. Meanwhile, the Seawolves defense didn't allow Binghamton any second chance points or points off turnovers.
- Jackson finished with 16 points, four assists and three steals
- King had 13 points, just one off his career high.
- Warney was 5-for-6 from the floor for 12 points to go with nine rebounds. He now is shooting 62.9% this season.
- Junior Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had a strong effort with 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
- Stony Brook is 5-5 all-time in the America East Championship quarterfinals and now 10-11 in all tournament games. The Seawolves have won their last four quarterfinal games, the last two coming against Binghamton.
- The Seawolves are now 19-0 this season and 79-18 during the Pikiell era when holding their opponent under 60 points.
- Stony Brook's 24 wins are a Div. I program record and tied for second in the program's entire basketball history.
- The team's seven-game winning streak is tied for the third most in its Div. I history.
- The Seawolves have won seven straight over the Bearcats and lead the all-time series 32-25.
Stony Brook advances to Sunday's semifinals and will play either No. 4 seed Albany or No. 5 seed Maine at SEFCU Arena at approximately 7 p.m. The game will follow the first semifinal, which features No. 2 seed Vermont and No. 6 seed UMBC. Stony Brook's game will air live on ESPN3.