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Jan. 7, 2014

2013-14 Stony Brook Men's Basketball

NEW YORK - The #Seawolves conclude the non-conference portion of their regular season schedule Wednesday with a local road contest at Columbia. Stony Brook and the Lions meet for the 11th time in the last 12 seasons, and the #Seawolves are looking to improve to 9-5 all-time against Columbia.

Game 15 Matchup - Wednesday, Jan. 8
Stony Brook (9-5) vs. Columbia (9-6)
Levien Gymnasium  •  New York, N.Y.  •  7 p.m.
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Stony Brook #Seawolves (9-5, 1-0 America East)
Head Coach: Steve Pikiell, ninth season
Overall Record: 134-149
Record at SBU: 129-131

Columbia Lions (9-6, 0-0 Ivy League)
Head Coach: Kyle Smith, fourth season
Overall Record:
51-50
Record at Columbia:
 same

About the Game

  • Stony Brook finishes its regular season non-conference schedule with a matchup against red-hot Columbia.
  • This is the 14th all-time meeting between the two teams; the #Seawolves lead the series 8-5, including 5-3 at Columbia.
  • Stony Brook is 18-15 all-time against the Ivy League.
  • Since the start of the 2011-12 season, the #Seawolves are 13-5 in the game following a loss.
  • Carson Puriefoy has led the #Seawolves in scoring five times while coming off the bench as the sixth man.
  • Stony Brook is 16-3 in the month of January since 2012.

Scouting Columbia

  • The Lions are off to another strong start under fourth-year head coach Kyle Smith. They have produced winning non-conference records in each of his four years (9-5, 11-5, 8-6, 9-6).
  • Columbia, who has no seniors on its roster, is looking to surprise in the Ivy League, whose coaches picked the Lions to finish eighth in the conference. 
  • Columbia is strong defensively and at the three-point line. The Lions are 17th in the nation in scoring defense (60.8 PPGA) and are 21st in three-point field goal percentage (.411) and 37th in three-point field goals made (8.1/game).
  • 36% of Columbia's points have come on three-point field goals this season (by comparison - Stony Brook is at 22.5%).
  • Alex Rosenberg made his first two starts of the season last week and was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week after averaging 22 points and 6.5 rebounds.

If Stony Brook Wins...

  • Stony Brook will improve to 10-5, which will match the 2009-10 team for second-best 15-game start in the program's Div. I history (2012-13 team was 11-4, 2009-10 team 10-5).
  • The #Seawolves will match the 2012-13 team for most regular season non-conference wins (9) since joining America East in 2001.
The Last Meeting
Columbia53
Stony Brook67
November 22, 2011
Stony Brook, N.Y.
Men's hoops hustles to 67-53 win over Columbia
Sophomore Dave Coley scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting, and the Stony Brook men's basketball team outrebounded Columbia 45-28 and never trailed as the Seawolves topped the Lions, 67-53, Tuesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium.