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.