Women's hoops hosts BU in America East opener

Senior Jessica Previlon

Jan. 2, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team will open conference play on Wednesday with a matchup against Boston University. Tipoff from Pritchard Gym is set for 7 p.m.

Last Time Out

The Seawolves (8-5) used a 47-point second half outburst to surge past Iona on Sunday by a score of 70-64. Sophomore Sabre Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) scored a career-high 25 points and gathered eight rebounds, while senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) notched her fourth double-double of the year with 17 points and 11 boards. Stony Brook held the Gaels to 34.5% shooting and forced 22 turnovers in the win.

Boston University

The defending America East regular season champions wrapped up non-conference play with a 10-3 record, despite playing a very challenging schedule. The Terriers have beaten the likes of Boston College, St. John's, Massachusetts and Marist, while taking West Virginia and Michigan down to the wire in close losses. Boston University is led by the dynamic Chantell Alford, who paces the America East with 17.7 points per game. Mo Moran is also a threat at the point, averaging 11.3 points, 7.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per contest. The Terriers rank 10th in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll.

Series History

Boston University and Stony Brook have played 25 times before and the Terriers have prevailed in 18 of the meetings. The Terriers have won 10 straight against SBU with the Seawolves' last win coming on Feb. 10, 2007.

Terrific Teasha

Junior Teasha Harris (Bloomington, Ill.) has come alive over the last three games, averaging 14.3 points over that span. Prior to the stretch, Harris' career high was eight points, but over the last three contests, Harris has scored 17, 11 and 15 points, respectively.

Seawolves in the National Ranks

Through 13 games, Stony Brook ranks 39th in the nation in rebounding margin (+7.6). In addition, the Seawolves rank 44th nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 54.1 points per game.

Bench Boost

Stony Brook is 8-3 this season when scoring more bench points than its opponent. In the last game against Iona, the Seawolves scored 40 bench points to the Gaels' 29 as Proctor and Harris scored 25 and 15, respectively. Proctor and Harris accounted for 40 of the Seawolves' 70 points (57%) in the game.