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Men’s Basketball Outplayed by Hartford

Stony Brook, NY- This Sunday, Feb. 11, the Seawolves played another solid first half, but ended up losing due to porous second half defense. They allowed Hartford to shoot over 58% after the intermission. Before losing the contest 59-44, SB was looking to build some momentum, after their win over UMBC earlier in the week, yet fell short to their 5th loss in 6 games.

Their record is now 8-16 overall and 3-9 in the conference. ‘We had a tough day from the floor,’ SB’s head coach Steve Pikiell said.’ ‘Our defense was unable to bail out our offense.’ As SB’s highest scorer was Mike Popoko with 10 points, the Seawolves were unable to produce more than a few minor runs at Hartford.

The first half proved slow going for both teams as it ended with Hartford up only 21-18. Both teams shot under 32% from the field and combined for more turnovers (11) than points (7) in the first five minutes of the game. The slow play did not last long, however, as Hartford began a 20-4 run from the beginning of the second half, capped off by a layup by Bo Taylor who led all scorers, with 17 for Hartford.

The Hawks also received 8 rebounds and 6 points from Michael Turner in their win, which moves them to 11-15 and 5-8. SB next plays against New Hampshire on Sunday, Feb. 18. Game time is at 2:00 PM at the Sports Complex.

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