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    Stony Brook Buries Centenary College

    The Stony BrookMen’s Basketball team pulled off another win last Tuesday, beatingDivision III Centenary College 87-38. The victory extends SBU’s winningstreak to four games.

    The Seawolvesstarted the night off to a good start by rallying 11 points in the game, makingit 42-17 by half-time. Rounding out the third quarter, it was back to allbusiness. The Seawolves put the Cyclones away 87-38 in the final non-conferencegame of the whole season.

    Patrick Spitlerwas at his best in this game scoring 16 points making it a career high whichhelped the Seawolves put away this game fast. Jairus McCollum also helped outin a big way scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of theseason. DJ Munir scored 11 points in the game and Cori Spencer got 10 points.Munir also had gotten six assists during the game.

    The Seawolvesplayed Tuesdays game without Guard Bobby Santiago and Guard/Forward Mike Orfinidue to illness.

    This was a goodweak for the Seawolves. Not only do they have a four game winning streak butone of their own plays Jairus McCollum was names American East Player of theWeek.

    McCollumaverages around 14 points and six rebounds per game ‘It feels good to havesomeone outside the program recognized. I like it,’ Said Jairus McCollumabout being American East Player of the Week.

    Seawolves willhave their hand full coming up going again some really good teams.

    ‘BostonUniversity and Binghamton will be hard teams to play. But we also haven’tplayed New Hampshire yet and we don’t know them inside and out. Its gonna be agood game,’ said McCollum.

    The Seawolveshave been improving more and more as the season starts to wind down. Right nowthey are five in the American East Standings and they hope to move up to aneven better spot. Boston University is in the top spot of the standings.

    ‘Everyoneis learning how to chip in and do their part.

    They are doingwhat they have to do to make sure we win in every game coming up. It feels good,’McCollum said

    The Seawolvesnext two games will be away against’ New Hampshire and Northeastern, buttheir next home game will be on Saturday Feb 8 against Vermont at 2pm

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