Nov. 9, 2012
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Senior Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) had 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and junior Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had seven points in the final 3:25 to lead the Stony Brook men's basketball team to a 60-57 road victory over Marist Friday night at McCann Arena.
Coach Steve Pikiell's Reaction
"I knew this would be a tough game for us. Marist is very good, and they have good players, but our guys made big plays down the stretch. Dave and Tommy made big plays for us. I was pleased with our execution at the end on defense. We grinded out a victory on the road, which is never easy."
Stony Brook led the entire way until Marist's Chavaughn Lewis drained a jumper at 3:57 to put the Red Foxes up 52-51. It was 54-53 Marist with 2:04 remaining when Brenton found Coley at the top of the key, and the junior guard drilled a three-pointer to put SB back on top 56-54. On the next possession, Lewis was called for a technical foul, giving the Seawolves two free throws at the line. Marist got within one, but Coley sank a pair of free throws, and the Seawolves played great defense to come away a winner.
By the Numbers
- The Seawolves shot 35.7 percent from the field and 30 percent from three point-range.
- Stony Brook had a decisive advantage at the free throw line, making 14 of 19 shots to Marist's 4-for-7.
- Coley finished with 13 points and six rebounds.
- Junior Anthony Jackson (Columbus, Ohio) had 13 points, including 11 in the first half, and was 3-for-4 from behind the arc.
- Sophomore Anthony Mayo (Philadelphia, Pa.) had three blocked shots, none bigger than a rejection of Marist's Devin Price with 39 seconds remaining and SB clinging to a one-point lead.
- The Seawolves were outrebounded 42-40, just the second time in their last 25 games they've been outrebounded.
- Stony Brook turned in 13 second chance points off of 11 offensive rebounds.
- Three Seawolves scored their first collegiate points in the first half - Freshman Carson Puriefoy (Wenonah, N.J.) drilled a three-pointer on a fastbreak, freshman Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) converted a catch and lay-in, and redshirt freshman Scott King (Derry, N.H.) sank a pair of free throws.
- Brenton posted his 38th career 10+ rebounding game and his 18th career double-double.
News & Notes
- Stony Brook is 1-0 for the first time since November 2009, when the Seawolves won at Maryland Eastern Shore.
- Stony Brook is now 6-8 all-time in season openers as a Div. I program.
- The program now has 60 wins since the start of the 2009-10 season (60-37).
- The Seawolves are now 4-2 against the MAAC during the Pikiell era.
- Stony Brook is 17-1 when holding teams under 60 points since the start of 2011-12.
Stony Brook hosts its home opener Sunday against Mount Ida at Pritchard Gymnasium at 4 p.m. The Seawolves have won 14 straight home games at Pritchard dating back to February 2011. For tickets to the game, visit GoSeawolves.org/tickets.