TOWSON, Md. — John Davis scored seven of his 13 points during a 30-0 first-half run as Towson coasted to an 88-63 victory over Stony Brook on Friday night in the Barclays Center Classic at SECU Arena.
Mike Morsell scored five of his 21 points during the 30-0 surge and Deshaun Morman had five of his career-best 18. William Adala Moto had six of his 11 points during the surge.
The run took nine minutes and turned a 26-18 Seawolves lead into a 48-26 deficit. Davis started the burst with a pair of free throws with 9:09 to play in the first half and Davis closed it with a jumper with 1:04 to go.
Michael Almonacy ended the SBU drought with two free throws with 10 seconds left in the half.
During the drought, the Seawolves shot 0-for-12 and had six turnovers.
Towson led 50-28 at the half.
“I told these guys that at some point, you have to get up and respond,” SBU coach Jeff Boals said. “At some point, somebody has to get to the free-throw line and has to score, and you have to get a stop. I thought it was the worst half this year where we couldn’t overcome something like that. Other games, we got down, we fought and battled and cut the lead. Early on, I thought we executed well. We hit shots, but then we stopped playing defense.”
Tyrell Sturdivant and Akwasi Yeboah led the Seawolves with 10 points each. Stony Brook (0-4) shot 30.5 percent for the game and only 28.6 percent in the first half.
The Seawolves hit their first four shots of the game for an 8-0 lead.
“Stony Brook came out hot in the first eight minutes,” Tigers coach Pat Skerry said. “We couldn’t stop them, but we focused on our defense and started getting stops. Once that happened, everything started coming together for us.
“I didn’t realize we had a 30-0 run and anytime you can have one of those, that’s always good.”
For the game, SBU was out-rebounded 48-30 and outscored on second-chance points 27-8. Davis led everyone with 10 rebounds for the 17th double-double of his career. Towson (3-2) shot 50.9 percent for the game.
Towson attempted a season-best 38 foul shots, hitting 25.