Men's Hoops Hits The Road To Face Binghamton On Wednesday

Jan. 18, 2005

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

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The Stony Brook men's basketball team travels to America East rival Binghamton for a Wednesday night matchup that will be televised live on America East TV. The Seawolves (7-8, 2-4) will aim for their third win in the last four outings in a game that will be carried live on MetroChannel. Tip-off is 7 p.m.

Last Time Out: Stony Brook built a 31-25 halftime lead and then used a 12-5 run at the start of the second half to take control and go on to a 67-54 win over Hartford on Saturday. Antwan Hardy led four Seawolves in double figures with 15 points and three steals. Mike Popoko (12), Bobby Santiago (11) and Jairus McCollum also finished in double figures.

Versus Binghamton: Stony Brook owns a 24-14 series edge, but the Bearcats lay claim to a 5-3 advantage since the move to Division I.

Hardy Named Conference Rookie of the Week For Third Week In A Row: Antwan Hardy was named America East Co-Rookie of the Week on Monday for the third straight week and fourth time overall this season. Last week, he averaged 12.5 points, two rebounds, two assists and 1.5 steals per game to lead SB to a 1-1 mark. He is the most decorated freshman in the America East so far this season and equalled the highest amount of Rookie of the Week awards that any Stony Brook player has received. Mitchell Beauford was also recognized four times by the conference last season.

Charity Case: Cori Spencer and Antwan Hardy rank among the best free throw shooters in the conference this season. Spencer is No. 1 overallat an .870 (47-54) clip while Hardy has hit .771 (37-48) which ranks seventh.

Double The Fun: Hardy has now scored in double figures in 10 straight games dating back to SB's matchup against Rhode Island. It is the third longest current streak in the America East. The longest such streak for any Stony Brook player during the Division I era was a 14-game stretch for D.J. Munir that bridged the `02-03, `03-04 seasons. Munir closed the 2002-03 year with 12 consecutive games in double digits.

A Balanced Attack: Stony Brook had four players score in double figures in Saturday's win against Hartford. It was the third straight game that has happened and the seventh time this season. SB is 4-3 in those games, 2-1 over the last week.

McCollum On The Move: Senior Jairus McCollum has shined since being inserted into the starting lineup. He has averaged 11.3 ppg., 7.0 rpg. in his last three outings, including a season-high 14 points against Vermont, scoring in double figures in each of those games. It was the first time the he put together such a streak since January of 2003.