Men's hoops treks to Maine for Sunday showdown

Anthony Jackson

Feb. 23, 2013

2012-13 Stony Brook Men's Basketball

Game #27: Stony Brook (20-6) at Maine (11-16) 
Sun., Feb. 24  •  Harold Alfond Arena  •  Orono, Maine  •  1 p.m.



Stony Brook Seawolves (20-6, 11-2 America East)
Head Coach: Steve Pikiell, eighth season
Overall Record: 120-142
Record at SBU: 115-124

Maine Black Bears (11-16, 6-8 America East)
Head Coach: Ted Woodward, ninth season
Overall Record: 111-152
Record at Maine: Same

About the Game
Stony Brook chases a third America East regular season championship in the last four years when it takes on Maine. A win over the Black Bears will clinch at least a share of the regular season title. The Seawolves are also chasing a program record 11th road victory of the season. They have won four straight and six of the last seven on the road. This is the 29th all-time meeting between the two teams, and the Black Bears lead the series 16-12. Stony Brook has won the last four matchups and has won three of the last five meetings in Orono.

Scouting Maine
The Black Bears saw their three-game winning streak snapped by Vermont last Wednesday. Maine is playing its final home game of the season and has been very strong on its own court, going 8-3 overall and 5-2 in America East. The team has home wins over Boston, Vermont, Albany and Hartford, who are all ahead of Maine in the standings. Justin Edwards and Alasdair Fraser make the best offensive tandem in the league. Together they average 29.1 points per game. Coming on of late is Zarko Valjarevic, who has three 20-point outings in his last eight games, including a 21-point performance against Stony Brook last month. Maine struggles on defense, allowing 70.1 points per game; the team is 3-10 when it allows 70 or more points, though it has only given up 70 at home twice this season.



The Last Meeting
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January 26, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y.
Brenton triple-double, McAlister's 22 lead men's hoops to victory
Senior Tommy Brenton posted a triple-double with 15 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and junior Eric McAlister scored a career-high 22 points as the Stony Brook men's basketball team rolled to a 79-69 win over Maine Saturday at a sold-out Pritchard Gymnasium.

Last Time Out
After falling behind UMBC 23-14 mid first half, the Seawolves took over by going on a 33-6 run the rest of the first half and then holding UMBC to just 10 second-half points in an 83-39 rout of the Retrievers. Five players score in double figures for Stony Brook, led by Anthony Jackson's 14 points and five assists. Jameel Warney added 13 points, Marcus Rouse had 12 and Ron Bracey and Carson Puriefoy each had 10. Stony Brook shot 51.7% as a team and posted 20 assists to just 12 turnovers.