The Stony Brook men’s basketball team won its third conference game of the season on Saturday against the University of Hartford, defeating the Hawks 73-59. Four Seawolves scored more than 15 points in the game. One of the four, senior forward Tommy Brenton, had 10 rebounds as well, giving him a double-double.
The Seawolves are now 12-4 on the season and remain undefeated in conference play. It is the best 16-game start for the program in its Division-I history; they have won eight of their last 10 games.
It was a dominating performance from Stony Brook from a fairly early point in the game. From 4:44 into the game to the end, the Seawolves never surrendered the lead. Junior guard Dave Coley began a 12-point run for his team that created a deficit that the Hawks could not overcome. The Seawolves completed nearly two-thirds of their shots in the first half and had a 19-point lead at halftime.
The Hawks were able to slightly cut into Stony Brook’s advantage, but it wasn’t close to enough as the Seawolves continued to out-shoot and out-rebound them. Saturday’s game was the 33rd time in the last 40 games that Stony Brook has out-rebounded their opponent.
The Seawolves will next play at home against Boston University, the conference tournament champion from two seasons ago, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.