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    Men’s Basketball Recap

    Seawolves win in OT versus Vermont

    Following a tough loss to Hartford, the Stony Brook Seawolves rebounded with a 71-70 overtime victory against the Vermont Catamounts on Feb. 17 at Stony Brook Arena.

    Stony Brook rallied from being down 11 in the second half to end their 10 game losing streak. Ricky Lucas and Jermol Paul both had 15 points while Michael Tyree added 10 points and a career high seven rebounds.

    With 10:52 remaining in the game, Vermont held their largest lead, but Stony Brook would lock down defensively and hold them scoreless for nearly 10 minutes. Stony Brook held Vermont to only 33 percent shooting in Vermonts second half meltdown.

    The Seawolves were able to survive a great game from Marquis Blakely of Vermont, with his 26 points and 18 rebounds. Stony Brook was able to neutralize Blakely after halftime as he only scored six second half points.

    Stony Brook Drops Road Game in New Hampshire

    On Wednesday Feb. 20, the Seawolves hit the road to face the New Hampshire Wildcats. Despite a strong game from senior Ricky Lucas, (24 points, five rebounds) the Wildcats won 74-67.

    While Stony Brook received strong performances from Emanuel Neto (nine points, eight rebounds, two blocks) and Mitchell Beauford (14 points) it still wasn’t enough to overcome an early deficit. New Hampshire began the game with a 9-0 run and held an 11-point lead only nine minutes into the game.

    While Stony Brook has recently showed a propensity of overcoming large deficits, they could only get the game to within six points in the second half. Stony Brook went on a 12-4 run late in the second half but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Wildcats.

    Alvin Abreu of New Hampshire had a strong game, with 18 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. Mike Christensen chipped in with 18 points of his own and 12 rebounds. The Wildcats had four players score in double figures while Stony Brook only had two.

    Seawolves Get Second Win of Week

    On Feb. 23, Stony Brook rallied from an eight point second half deficit to defeat the Maine Black Bears 56-51, in Orono, Maine. Ricky Lucas (14 points) scored five straight, followed by a bucket from freshman Chris Martin (13 points) and a three-point play by Mitchell Beauford (13 points) to tie the game late.

    Early in the game the Seawolves grabbed a quick 9-4 lead, only to see Maine go on an 18-2 tear to take an 11-point lead late in the first half. The lead extended to 14, but a lay-up from Beauford and two Michael Tyree free throws helped Stony Brook close the half only trailing by ten.

    Coming out of the half Lucas scored five of Stony Brook’s first seven points to cut the lead to three. But with less than six minutes to go, Maine had extended their lead back to seven. Stony Brook was able to overcome shooting only 34.7 percent from the field with timely baskets and defense to get the win. Free throw shooting proved to be a factor as Stony Brook shot 87 percent from the line while Maine only shot 52.6 percent.

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