Jan. 15, 2013
STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Junior Dom Morris led the Boston University men's basketball team with 11 points, as the Terriers fell at Stony Brook, 75-48, on Tuesday night. With their ninth win in 11 games, the Seawolves improve to 13-4 overall and 4-0 in the America East, while BU drops to 8-10 and 2-3 in league play.
Named America East Player of the Game, Morris hit one of the Terriers' eight 3-pointers and added a team-high five rebounds. Sophomore Malik Thomas recorded eight points and five boards, and junior Travis Robinson tallied eight points off the bench.
Shooting 52.7 percent from the field, Stony Brook featured two players with double-doubles. Jameel Warney had 12 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, while Tommy Brenton had 12 points and 10 boards. Dave Coley earned AE Player of the Game honors with a game-high 21 points and four steals.
Sparked by 3-pointers from Robinson and freshman John Papale, the Terriers opened on an 11-4 run capped by Irving's layup and made free throw at 14:19. The Seawolves though responded with 14 straight points to grab an 18-11 advantage with 9:30 remaining in the half on Warney's layup.
BU moved within three, 28-25, on a 3-pointer from Robinson at 4:02, but SBU again went on a run, scoring the next 11 points to enter the locker room ahead, 39-25. The Seawolves shot 59.3 percent from the field while holding BU to 40 percent.
SBU kept up the attack, opening the second half on an 8-1 spurt behind 3-pointers from Carson Puriefoy and Coley, to extend the lead to 21 (47-26). The Terriers cut the deficit to 20 on multiple occasions but were unable to move closer, as the Seawolves held their 11th opponent of the season under 60 points.
The Terriers finished the night 17-of-55 (.309), including 8-of-27 (.296) from behind the arc, while the Seawolves shot 29-of-55 (.527) and 9-of-17 (.529), respectively. SBU also won the battle at the boards, 38-30, and had 15 turnovers against BU's 17 miscues.
BU will continue its three-game road trip on Saturday (Jan. 19) with a visit to New Hampshire. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.