Comeback bid falls short for women's hoops at UVM, 46-43

Previlon has eight double-doubles this year, the most in the America East
 
Previlon has eight double-doubles this year, the most in the America East
 
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Feb. 16, 2013

Final Stats

Burlington, Vt. - Trailing by 12, 43-31, with 2:40 to play, the Stony Brook women's basketball team went on a 10-1 run to get within three with 46 ticks remaining, but Vermont held on for a 46-43 win Saturday, Feb. 16 at Patrick Gymnasium.

Jessica Previlon notched her eighth double-double of the season on game-highs of 12 points and 11 rebounds for Stony Brook (13-13, 5-8 AE). Brittany Snow tallied 10 points and seven boards, while Chikilra Goodman finished with nine points and 10 rebounds.

Sam Simononis paced Vermont (8-17, 5-7 AE) with 11 points, while Lauren Buschmann tallied 10 points.

Previlon and Simononis were named America East Players of the Game.

 Coach's Reaction

"We really battled back in the second half and overcame a tough shooting night. I was really impressed with our ability to come from behind and have a chance to win it in the end."

--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle

Turning Point

Buschmann put in a lay-up on an assist from Tierra Shumpert as UVM opened a 43-31 lead with 2:40 remaining, but Stony Brook began a furious comeback starting with a basket in the paint by Snow at the 2:06 mark.

Goodman intercepted a pass by Lauren Wheeler three ticks later and drove to the hole for the hoop-and-the-harm with two minutes left in the second stanza. She missed her free throw, but Teasha Harris stole the ball from Shumpert on the next possession. Shumpert fouled the junior, and she hit a pair of shots from the charity stripe to close the gap to six, 43-37, with 1:37 to play.

Harris cut the deficit to four with two more free throws, 43-39, about 20 seconds later. 

Goodman turned the ball over and fouled Buschmann in the act of shooting. Buschmann went 1-for-2 from the line to put Vermont in front by five with just over one minute left in the game.

With 46 ticks on the clock, Buschmann blocked a shot by Harris, but the guard recovered with a rebound and dished it to Previlon for two as Stony Brook found itself down just three, 44-41.

Niki Taylor ended the Seawolves' run and a Catamounts' drought from the field that spanned more than two minutes with a lay-up with 21 seconds to play that gave Vermont a 46-41 cushion.

Previllon grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed three by Harris and was fouled in the act of shooting by Buschmann. The Brooklyn. N.Y., native, who came into the game shooting 41.8 percent (93-for-188) from the line, knocked down both free throws to make it a three-point game, 46-43, with eight seconds left.

Simononis went 0-for-2 from the line on the other end, but Goodman's desperation shot at the buzzer bounced off the bottom of the backboard as UVM held on for the 46-43 win.

The Numbers Game

  • Stony Brook outrebounded Vermont, 49-48, to drop to 11-4 when winning the battle of the boards.
  • Previlon's 12 rebounds fall just shy of her career-high of 13, which she has notched twice this season (vs. Sacred Heart on Dec. 4 and at Morgan State on Nov. 18).
  • This is the fifth time this season Previlon has led the team in scoring and the 15th occasion she has paced SBU on the glass. She has scored double-digit points a team-high 13 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds eight times, also a Seawolf-best.
  • Snow has tallied double-digits in points in five games, while Goodman has reached double-figures in rebounds three times.
  • The Seawolves struggled at the line, going 11-for-21 (52.4 percent) from the charity stripe. Vermont fared even worse, going 14-for-28 (50 percent). Harris was a perfect 4-for-4 for the second consecutive game.
  • Stony Brook shot 14-for-54 (25.9 percent) from the field and held UVM to 15-for-59 (25.4 percent) shooting.

News and Notes

  • Previlon notched her eighth double-double of the year to move into sole possession of first-place in the conference in the statistical category, passing Rashidat Agboola, who tallied 12 points and nine rebounds for Boston University against New Hampshire this afternoon.
  • Dani Klupenger nailed one triple and now stands alone at fourth-place all-time at Stony Brook with 103 career 3-pointers made. She passes Theresa LoParrino, who suited up for SBU from 2000-04. The senior became just the fifth Seawolf to nail 100 treys against Hartford Feb. 10.
  • The loss means Stony Brook splits the season series with UVM, as it defeated the Catamounts at Pritchard, 68-52, in January. Last year, both teams won on the road.
  • SBU drops to 5-8 on the in away contests this season but is 8-5 at home, where it will play its next two games.
  • This is the first time this season Stony Brook has held an opponent to less than 54 points and lost. The Seawolves entered the game a perfect 11-0 when giving up less than 54 points.
  • Stony Brook is 3-11 when trailing at the half.

Up Next

SBU returns home to take on UMBC in a Wednesday matinee Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. on Optimum Local 118. Professors will receive free admission simply by showing their Stony Brook ID and complimentary pizza will be provided to fans.