Stony Brook is now
11-6 overall and 3-0 in America East after a win over Binghamton Wednesday
Senior Dave Coley, reached the 20-point mark for the second straight game as the Seawolves out muscled Binghamton 67-47.
Coley, who was 5-for-9 from the field and 8-for-8 from the free throw line, also had six rebounds and four assists. Senior Eric McAlister added 15 points and six rebounds. Sophomore Jameel Warney had 13 points and nine of Stony Brook's 38 rebounds on the night as the Seawolves had a 38-20 edge over Binghamton on the glass.
"I liked our energy and focus tonight in front of another great home crowd. We did a great job on defense, which gave us opportunities on offense, and I really liked our effort on the boards. We were plus-18 tonight, and that means we were able to limit their second chances. And I was excited about the depth we showed; our bench provided quality minutes. Overall, it was a solid team performance."
The Seawolves went into halftime up 14, 37-23, and then put the game away with a mid-second half 10-2 run as Coley scored seven straight points on a triple and four free throws, showing a knack for getting to the rim.
Stony Brook then put on a show with four consecutive dunks, three by Warney and one by McAlister to put the Seawolves on top, 62-39, with under eight minutes left in the game.
The team starts out 3-0 in conference for the third consecutive season and fourth time in the last five years. Binghamton falls to 4-13 overall and 1-3 in the league.
Stony Brook will remain at home to face UMass Lowell Saturday night at Pritchard Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The game will be streamed online at AmericaEast.TV, and will be broadcast on Champions Radio 96.9/107.1 FM.