Men's hoops hosts Vermont Friday night on ESPN3

Tommy Brenton

Feb. 14, 2013

2012-13 Stony Brook Men's Basketball

Game #25: Vermont (16-8) at Stony Brook (18-6) 
Fri., Feb. 12  •  Pritchard Gym  •  Stony Brook, N.Y.  •  7 p.m.

On the Web
ESPN3 with Eric Frede & Frank Sullivan 

On the Radio
WUSB 90.1 FM with Mike Solano & Curt Hylton


  • This game is SOLD OUT to the general public! Students with bracelets that were distributed earlier this week will be allowed entry.
  • All fans in attendance should visit the lobby to find out how to enter to win one of 8 high definition televisions that will be given away during the media timeouts. 
  • All students in attendance will be eligible to win a semester's worth of free laundry service from My Laundry Station.
  • Wolfie is celebrating his 18th birthday! 
  • All fans in attendance can sign up for a half-court shot to win a brand new 2013 Chevy Cruze, Courtesy of NY Chevrolet.



Stony Brook Seawolves (18-6, 9-2 America East)
Head Coach: Steve Pikiell, eighth season
Overall Record: 118-142
Record at SBU: 113-124



Vermont Catamounts (16-8, 9-3 America East)
Head Coach: John Becker, second season
Overall Record: 46-64
Record at UVM: 40-20

About the Game
Stony Brook and Vermont do battle once again with the winner gaining an edge towards winning the regular season championship. If Stony Brook wins, the Seawolves will go two games up on Vermont in the loss column. If the Catamounts win, both teams will have three losses and Vermont will hold the season tiebreaker over Stony Brook. Both teams are hot right now; Stony Brook has won 10 of its last 12; Vermont has won nine of its last 12. This is the 27th all-time meeting between the two teams, and the Catamounts lead the series 20-6. Stony Brook has won two of the last three matchups at Pritchard Gymnasium.

Scouting Vermont
The Catamounts are fighting for their third regular season championship in the last five seasons and with a win tonight they would reach the 10-conference win mark for the fifth straight year. Defense is Vermont's game; the Catamounts are holding America East opponents to just 53.8 points per game. In five of its 12 conference games, Vermont has held its opponent under 50 points. Stony Brook and Maine are the only America East teams to score 70 on the Catamounts. On offense, Clancy Rugg, who had 19 points against Stony Brook in the first meeting, leads the team at 11.5 points per game. Brian Voelkel is the team's glue guy, averaging 8.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.

The Last Meeting
Stony Brook73
January 18, 2013
Burlington, Vt.
Men's hoops can't contain Vermont in 81-73 defeat
Freshman Jameel Warney produced his second consecutive double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, but the Stony Brook men's basketball defense allowed Vermont to shoot 50 percent from the field as the Catamounts defeated the Seawolves 81-73 Friday night at Patrick Gymnasium.

Last Time Out
The Seawolves got at least six points from seven different players and played terrific defense by holding Binghamton to 29.4% shooting and outrebounding the Bearcats 46-32 in a 73-47 victory at Pritchard Gymnasium. Dave Coley led the way by going 6-for-12 from the field and totaling 15 points. Anthony Jackson and Carson Puriefoy each had 12 points while Tommy Brenton grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out five assists.