#Seawolves battle hard in 90-74 loss to No. 23 Indiana

Jameel Warney

Nov. 17, 2013

Final Stats

Bloomington, Ind, - The Stony Brook men's basketball team, plagued by foul trouble all night, gave the nationally ranked Indiana Hoosiers everything it had, but the #Seawolves could not overcome 32 fouls, 49 IU free throw attempts and 39.3 percent shooting as the Hoosiers downed Stony Brook 90-74 Sunday night at Assembly Hall. Sophomores Carson Puriefoy (Wenonah, N.J.) and Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) led Stony Brook with 22 and 19 points, respectively.

Stony Brook's season-opening three-game winning streak comes to an end, leaving the #Seawolves at 3-1. Indiana improved to 4-0 on the young season.

Head Coach Steve Pikiell's Reaction
"Our key tonight was to limit their trips to the foul line, and obviously we weren't able to do that. I'm proud of our team's effort, but we need to defend without fouling. We can't give up 90 points and expect to win games. That's not who we are. But give credit to Indiana; that's a good basketball team. They are long, athletic and well-coached."

Turning Point
Despite being called for 18 first-half fouls, which led to 28 Indiana free throw attempts, the #Seawolves hung around with the Hoosiers to go into halftime only trailing by six, 41-35. At the start of the second half, Warney made a pair of free throws to cut the deficit to four, 41-37.

But that was as close as Stony Brook could get. The Hoosiers came on with a 12-4 run to expand the lead to 12, and Stony Brook failed to get within single digits the rest of the way.

Inside the Numbers

  • Stony Brook shot 39.3% for the game, but was only 3-for-15 from the three-point line. The team was also 23-for-29 from the free throw line. 
  • The Hoosiers shot 50% from the field and had 49 free throw attempts, making 30 of them.
  • Indiana outrebounded Stony Brook 46-31.
  • The #Seawolves turned 17 Indiana turnovers into 21 points.
  • Puriefoy's 22 points were a career high, surpassing his 17-point effort against Albany on March 3, 2013. He also set a new career high in steals with four. He was 8-for-15 from the field.
  • Warney posted his 13th consecutive double-digit scoring game, dating back to last season.
  • After averaging 21 points in the first three games, senior Anthony Jackson (Columbus, Ohio) was held to nine points on 4-for-14 shooting. 



News & Notes

  • Stony Brook fell to 0-2 vs. Indiana and 1-5 against the Big Ten all-time.
  • This was Stony Brook's first road game of the season.
  • The #Seawolves fell short of going 4-0 for the first time in their Div. I history. 
  • This was Stony Brook's first game against a nationally ranked team since falling to Connecticut on Nov. 25, 2012.

Up Next
Stony Brook will continue its participation in the 2KSports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project next weekend in the Detroit subregional. The #Seawolves will play Toledo Friday, Florida Atlantic Saturday and host Detroit on Sunday.