Sophomore Bryan Dougher set career highs with 30 points and eight three-pointers as Stony Brook defeated Boston University, 84-75, in the America East Conference men's basketball opener for both Saturday at the Case Center in Boston.
Stony Brook (9-5) hit 12 of 20 shots from three-point range, led by Dougher's 8-for-10 effort. He scored 21 of his points in the second half.
Muhammad El-Amin added 23 points and eight rebounds for the Seawolves. Tommy Brenton had 15 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for his second straight double-double.
It was the first regular-season victory at Case Gymnasium for Stony Brook, which shot a season-high 48.1 percent from the field.
BU beat Stony Brook, 99-97, in quadruple overtime last Jan. 19 in Boston. The Terriers' Corey Lowe had 33 points in that game, but he shot only 3-for-16 from the field Saturday, including 1-for-9 from three-point range, and had nine points.
John Holland, who had 29 points in last season's game, had 17 yesterday for BU (5-8). Jake O'Brien scored 27 points and Tyler Morris had 12 for BU, which was 13-for-37 from three-point range.
After taking a 10-2 lead, the Seawolves fell behind 23-16 but went ahead 70-54 with 5:51 remaining on a three-pointer by Dougher, who hit one of his treys from about 25 feet.
Stony Brook women lose.In theAmerica East Conference opener for both teams, the Stony Brook women's basketball team lost to Hartford, 65-38, Saturday in West Hartford, Conn.
Kirsten Jeter had 11 points and Misha Horsey added 10 points and four assists for Stony Brook (2-11).
The Seawolves shot 5-for-31 from the field in the second half.
Diana Delva had 20 points and eight rebounds for Hartford (10-3).