Stony Brook beats Cornell with big first-half run

Stony Brook's Anthony Jackson drives from the top Stony Brook's Anthony Jackson drives from the top of the key against Canisius' Reggie Groves in the first half of a nonconference game. (Nov. 24, 2012) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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ITHACA, N.Y. -- Anthony Jackson scored 20 points and freshman Jameel Warney scored 19 with 11 rebounds as Stony Brook defeated Cornell 76-53 Wednesday night in a nonconference game.

Two layups by Warney and a 3-pointer by Jackson launched a 14-0 run that gave the Seawolves (5-2) a 33-19 lead with 5:04 remaining in the first half. Warney had 13 points and Jackson 11 in the half.

Johnathan Gray scored 17 points to lead the Big Red (3-5), who never got closer than 11 points in the second half.

Other than Gray's 6-for-8 shooting, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, Cornell shot 26.3 percent (10 of 38).

Tommy Brenton added nine points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals for Stony Brook, as coach Steve Pikiell picked up his 100th victory against 120 losses in eight seasons with the Seawolves. In the past three-plus seasons his record is 64-39.

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