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NCAA Tournament: Stony Brook-Kentucky fun facts

Stony Brook's Jameel Warney has a light moment

Stony Brook's Jameel Warney has a light moment during practice ahead of a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Stony Brook will play Kentucky on Thursday. Credit: AP / Nati Harnik

Stony Brook takes on Kentucky in its first NCAA Tournament game Thursday at 9:40 p.m. Eastern Time. Here are some facts to know before tipoff:

— Stony Brook is 7-2 in its last nine neutral site games, but the Seawolves haven’t played on a neutral court all season.

— Kentucky is 2-9 against the spread in its last 11 Thursday games.

— Stony Brook has scored 75.5 points per game compared with Kentucky’s 79.7.

— Stony Brook’s defense has allowed 65.2 points per game compared with Kentucky’s 68.3.

— Stony Brook and Kentucky last met on Nov. 27, 2007. The Wildcats beat the Seawolves, 62-52.

— Stony Brook and Kentucky both are 8-2 in their last 10 games.

— Since 1987, Kentucky has lost its opening-round game once: 2008 versus Marquette.

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