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Men’s basketball overwhelmed at Stony Brook 73-47
Reed notches 10th double-double with 14 pts., 10 rebs., but Seawolves pull away in second half
February 12, 2013Tweet
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STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Host Stony Brook (18-6, 9-2 AE) outscored Binghamton (3-22,1-11 AE) 23-6 in a 5:57 span that bridged both periods and the Seawolves went on to a 73-47 win Tuesday night from Pritchard Gym.
Stony Brook stretched a 27-22 lead with a 12-4 run to end the first half and then opened the second half with an 11-2 run to create a sizeable margin. The Seawolves led by as many as 34 points before settling on the final 26-point margin.
The Bearcats shot just 29 percent and committed 17 turnovers.
Freshman guard Jordan Reed produced his second-straight double-double with team-highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Reed, who leads the America East in rebounding (8.8 rpg.) and ranks second in scoring (16.1 ppg.), notched his 10th double-double in his initial collegiate season. He didn’t score in the game’s first 12 minutes but turned it up for the remainder of the game (10 second-half points) and continued his trend of high conversion from the free throw line. Reed sank 8-of-9 foul shots after hitting all nine attempts in his previous game.
Stony Brook put three players in double figures headed by junior guard Dave Coley, who netted a game-high 15 points.
“It’s tough … we don’t have the ability to be as competitive as we need to be for a 40-minute fight,” head coach Tommy Dempsey said. “We play well in stretches but we start to struggle defensively and the game gets away from us. Stony Brook shot it well but we needed to keep up our same intensity in the second half. I thought we were so much quicker and more active in the first half.”
Ralling and Gray netted five points each as the Bearcats led 10-9 at the first media timeout. The turnovers started to mount (9 in first half), however, and a five-plus minute dry spell turned into a 19-12 host lead. Senior forward Taylor Johnston drilled a three-pointer out of a timeout to stem the tide and cut BU’s deficit to five, 27-22. But Stony Brook began the first of its runs to bookend the halftime horn and the Seawolves didn’t look back.
Stony Brook opened the second half with a 9-0 run before back-to-back Reed buckets ended the drought. But the Bearcats hit just six second-half field goals (22%) and were on the short end of a 14-rebound margin. The Seawolves shot 44 percent, hit 9-of-20 three bids and grabbed 15 offensive rebounds.
Binghamton returns home to host Maine Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Events Center.
Reed and Coley were selected as the America East Players of the Game.