Stony Brook had trouble scoring in its win over Monmouth last Tuesday. It was the same story on Sunday as the Seawolves shot just 23.8 percent from the field in a 58-54 home loss to Wagner on Sunday.
No need to panic, though. The Seawolves are still primed for a great season. But the one thing they need to do is not rely on the three-pointer so much. Against a superior team with size like UConn or Notre Dame, who the play December 19, taking a lot of threes is expected. Bryan Dougher had 15 points, but shot just 3-for-16. Danny Carter had 14 points on 5-for-14 shooting.
But Stony Brook should be able to get to the rim against Wagner. But the feeling here is that Seawolves coach Steve Pikiell will get his message across in short order. Stony Brook had Wagner beat everywhere else. They outrebounded Wagner 43-28, they hit more free throws (20 to 18) and forced 23 turnovers.
So no, there's no need to panic. But there is need for some adjustments.