Muhammad El-Amin scored five of his 18 points in the final 3:36 as Stony Brook topped host Colgate, 66-55, in a non-conference men's basketball game yesterday afternoon.
After a layup by Yaw Gyawu cut Stony Brook's lead to 54-53 with 3:36 left, El-Amin sparked a game-ending 12-2 run, taking an inbound pass from Bryan Dougher with one second left on the shot clock and hitting a three-pointer to give the Seawolves a four-point lead. Dallis Joyner's layup made it 59-53 with 2:10 to play, and Joyner added another basket 30 seconds later. The Seawolves went 5-for-6 from the free-throw line in the final minute to secure the victory.
Stony Brook is 7-3, matching its best start since 1992-93.
Dougher hit three three-pointers and finished with 13 points. Chris Martin had 11 points and Tommy Brenton added 12 rebounds. El-Amin was 6-for-6 from the foul line.
Kyle Roemer led Colgate (0-9) with 18 points and Gyawu added 15.
Stony Brook limited Colgate to 8-for-25 shooting from the field in the second half. Colgate shot 50 percent (11-for-22) from the field in the first half, including 5-for-9 on three-pointers, and trailed 32-31 at the break.
Stony Brook returns to action Dec. 20 at Sacred Heart.