BU Men's Basketball Unable To Outplay Stony BrookPosted: Updated:
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Stony Brook (14-3, 2-0 America East) used a 15-0 run to snap a second-half tie and the Seawolves held off visiting Binghamton Men's basketball (5-12, 1-1 AE) 59-46 Wednesday night from Island Federal Arena.
The Seawolves, ranked No. 16 in the latest Mid-Major Top 25 poll, shot 50 percent and withstood a gritty effort from the Bearcats, who forced 15 turnovers but shot just 29 percent on the offensive end.
Senior guard J.C. Show scored eight second-half points to eclipse the 1,000-point mark for his collegiate career. Show drilled two 3-pointers in a 38-second span early in the half and then sank a tough turnaround jumper with 7:44 left to push him over the mark (1,001 pts.).
After trailing by 12 at the half, the Bearcats battled back to tie the game at 31-31 on a layup by senior forward Chancellor Barnard with 14:26 left. But the Seawolves responded with the decisive run, which spanned 4:49. Down 47-31, BU pulled no closer than 10 the rest of the way.
Senior forward Caleb Stewart tallied 12 points and seven rebounds and freshman guard Sam Sessoms added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Despite misfiring on 10-of-12 to open the game, BU's defense kept them close. The Bearcats forced six Stony Brook turnovers in the first five minutes and only trailed 20-15 with 3:18 to play before the Seawolves scored the final seven points of the half to take a 12-point cushion into break. The teams combined for more turnovers (21) than field goals (19).
Courtesy: Binghamton University Athletics