Despite a career-high 22 points by sophomore Carson Puriefoy, the Stony Brook men's basketball team lost to No. 23 Indiana, 90-74, yesterday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.
Stony Brook trailed by only 41-35 at halftime, helped by Puriefoy's 15 points. Jameel Warney's two free throws brought the Seawolves within 41-37, but Stony Brook couldn't get closer than 10 in the final 15:54. Indiana (4-0) shot 30-for-49 from the free-throw line as the Seawolves (3-1) were called for 32 fouls.
"Our key tonight was to limit their trips to the foul line, and obviously we weren't able to do that,'' Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell said. "I'm proud of our team's effort, but we need to defend without fouling. We can't give up 90 points and expect to win games. That's not who we are. But give credit to Indiana; that's a good basketball team. They are long, athletic and well-coached.''
Warney had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Seawolves. Eric McAlister added 11 points and Anthony Jackson had nine points and seven rebounds. He entered the game averaging 21.0 points per game.
Kevin "Yogi'' Ferrell had 24 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Hoosiers. Freshman Noah Vonleh added 18 points and 15 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double.
SBU women lose. The Stony Brook women's basketball team (2-2) lost to Iowa, 78-40, in Iowa City. Brittany Snow, who scored 30 points as SBU came back from a 13-0 deficit to beat Bradley, 83-79, on Friday night in Peoria, Ill., had 15 against Iowa (4-0).