Team effort lifts #Seawolves past Northeastern, 73-66, to start season 3-0

Anthony Jackson

Nov. 13, 2013

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Four Stony Brook men's basketball players scored in double figures, and sophomore Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) posted his third consecutive double-double as the #Seawolves defeated Northeastern, 73-66, Wednesday night to win their 13th consecutive game at Pritchard Gymnasium.

Senior Anthony Jackson (Columbus, Ohio) led the way with 17 points, Warney chipped in 13, senior Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had 12 points, and sophomore Carson Puriefoy (Wenonah, N.J.) contributed 11 points. Stony Brook has started the season 3-0 for the second consecutive year and third time in head coach Steve Pikiell's nine-year tenure.

Head Coach Steve Pikiell's Reaction
"Tonight was a great night for us. We won a game against a tough opponent that went to postseason last year and has a very good post player. I loved our crowd tonight, the students did a great job for us. Our guys gave a tremendous effort and played as a team tonight. And now we'll hit the road and battle a tough Indiana team."

Turning Point
Stony Brook led from the 17-minute mark of the first half until the end, but the game was tight throughout. The #Seawolves were nursing a one-point lead with just over seven minutes to play. Jackson put up a strong jumper on the baseline to give Stony Brook a three-point lead, and the bucket sparked a 7-0 run that culminated with sophomore Scott King (Derry, N.H.) draining a three-pointer at 5:05 to put the #Seawolves on top 58-50.

Northeastern refused to go away and cut the lead to five. With under two minutes to play, Huskies forward Scott Eatherton went up for a layup, and Warney came out of nowhere to reject the shot. Jackson scrambled down the baseline to recover the rebound, sending it to Coley, who fired off to Puriefoy for a fastbreak layup and a seven-point lead.

The two teams exchanged fouls and free throws, but the #Seawolves came up big down the stretch with stops on defense.

Inside the Numbers

  • Stony Brook shot 45% for the game, going 27-for-60 from the field and 6-for-11 (54.5%) from three-point range.
  • Northeastern shot 41.7% from the floor (25-for-60) and just 26.7% (4-for-15) from behind the arc.
  • Jackson has now been Stony Brook's leading scorer in all three games this season.
  • Warney posted his third consecutive double-double and eighth of his career with his 14 points and 10 rebounds. He is the first #Seawolves player in the program's Div. I history to produce three consecutive double-doubles.
  • Warney has now scored in double figures in 12 consecutive games, dating back to last season.
  • Eatherton had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead Northeastern, the defending CAA regular season champions.



News & Notes

  • Stony Brook has now won 13 consecutive home games at Pritchard Gymnasium and has won 27 of the last 28 games there dating back to Nov. 2011.
  • Stony Brook is 3-0 for the second consecutive season and third time under head coach Steve Pikiell.
  • The #Seawolves are now 5-6 all-time against Northeastern and 3-2 against the Huskies at home. They have won two straight in the series.

Up Next
Stony Brook hits the road for the first time in 2013-14, traveling west to face defending Big Ten member Indiana Sunday at Assembly Hall at 5 p.m. The game is part of the 2KSports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project and will be televised live on the Big Ten Network. Champions Radio 96.9 & 107.1 FM in Suffolk County and online will also carry the game.