Jameel Warney's putback gives Stony Brook 3-OT win over Detroit
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Stony Brook won't play its next game until Sunday. Maybe that's a good thing.
Playing their third game in three days, the Seawolves beat host Detroit, 104-102, in the 2KSports Classic yesterday on Jameel Warney's putback with five seconds left -- in the third overtime period.
So after 135 minutes of basketball in a span of about 501/2 hours, Stony Brook has a week to enjoy its 5-2 start.
Warney had 32 points and 21 rebounds (11 offensive), setting career highs for the second straight day. Anthony Jackson added 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Carson Puriefoy scored 16 and Dave Coley had 14.
Jackson's three-pointer at the regulation buzzer tied it at 75, and the Seawolves went ahead 81-77 with 1:41 left in OT on Puriefoy's two free throws. But Juwan Howard Jr. and Evan Bruinsma each hit two free throws to tie it.
Warney's layup with nine seconds left in the second OT tied it at 94. After Warney rebounded Jackson's missed jumper and gave Stony Brook a 104-102 lead, Howard missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
Bruinsma had 32 points and 14 rebounds for Detroit. Howard added 25 points and seven assists. Bruinsma went 20-for-22 from the free-throw line.
Warney, who averaged 24.0 points and 14.3 rebounds and made 30 of 41 shots from the field in the three games, was named the 2KSports Classic Detroit subregional MVP. Jackson, who averaged 22.0 points during the weekend, made the All-Tournament team.
Warney shot 13-for-14 from the field Sunday and set a program Division I record with his 21 rebounds.
Howard's three-pointer gave Detroit a 44-34 lead two minutes into the second half, but Warney's layup capped a 20-0 run that gave Stony Brook a 54-44 advantage with 10:24 left in regulation. Bruinsma's two free throws put Detroit ahead 70-64 with 1:54 left and Anton Wilson's two free throws made it 75-72 with five seconds to play before Jackson tied it.
Howard hit two free throws to give Detroit a 93-88 lead with 1:27 left in the second overtime, but 12 seconds later, Jackson hit a three-pointer, was fouled and converted the four-point play.
Jackson is averaging 19.7 points and Warney is averaging 19.4 points and 11.9 rebounds this season. Warney is shooting 69.1 percent from the field and Jackson is shooting 42.3 percent from three-point range.