Senior Dave Coley scored 15 of his 20 points to spark a 47-point second half by Stony Brook in a 73-50 America East Conference victory over Hartford on Sunday in West Hartford, Conn.
Coley, who had six rebounds and a career-high seven assists, shot 8-for-13 for Stony Brook (10-6, 2-0). Jameel Warney added 16 points. Redshirt freshman Ahmad Walker had 10 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double and Carson Puriefoy also scored 10 points. Puriefoy started in place of guard Anthony Jackson, who was suspended for a violation of team rules and did not travel with the team.
Warney shot 7-for-10 from the field, the eighth time this season he's shot at least 70 percent in a game.
Stony Brook, which trailed 7-0 and 12-3, fell behind 20-10 when Hartford's Nate Sikma hit a layup with 8:07 left in the first half. But the Seawolves responded with a 25-5 run, including the first nine points of the second half, and took a 35-25 lead on Coley's three-pointer with 17:37 left.
Oren Faulk's layup brought Hartford within 49-41 with 10:04 left, but the Hawks managed only two field goals after that. Coley's three-point play gave SBU a 54-43 lead with 8:50 left, and the Seawolves led by double digits the rest of the way.
"I thought we had a slow start to the game, turned the ball over too much," coach Steve Pikiell said. "But once we settled down and got back to playing Stony Brook basketball, I thought we did a great job defending, taking care of the ball and running our offense. It was a great team win against a tough and talented Hartford team."
Stony Brook outscored Hartford 47-25 in the second half. The Seawolves shot 57.1 percent from the field (28-for-49) overall, including 69.2 percent (18-for-26) in the second half.
Stony Brook outrebounded Hartford 33-18 and outscored the Hawks in the paint 40-16.
Wes Cole scored 15 points and Mark Nwakamma 11 for Hartford (7-11, 1-2), which shot 17-for-46 from the field and 8-for-27 from three-point range. The Hawks' second-half figures were 9-for-26 and 4-for-18.
Freshman Chris Braley had a career-high eight points for Stony Brook, which has won 10 of its last 11 games against Hartford. SBU has won eight straight regular-season conference games and is 34-5 in conference play dating to February 2011.