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Stony Brook falls to Canisius in overtime, 60-59

Stony Brook guard Carson Puriefoy brings the ball

Stony Brook guard Carson Puriefoy brings the ball up court against Western Kentucky in the first half of an NIT Season Tip-Off basketball game at Island Federal Credit Union Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Carson Puriefoy missed a three-pointer from the wing with four seconds left in overtime as Stony Brook fell to Canisius, 60-59, Thursday night in Buffalo.

Kameron Mitchell hit a three-pointer with 3:48 remaining in overtime to give Stony Brook (5-6) a 57-54 lead. Puriefoy, who had 15 points but shot only 3-for-15 from the field five days after scoring 25 points against Providence, sank two free throws with 1:30 left to put the Seawolves ahead 59-58. But Jeremiah Williams hit a jumper with nine seconds remaining as Canisius handed Stony Brook its fourth straight loss, all on the road.

"What a great basketball game,'' Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell said. "They made a great play down the stretch. Tough game, but also an exciting game. I really liked our effort in the second half. We didn't turn the ball over. It just seemed like we couldn't get that one basket when we needed it most.''

Williams, who had nine points, hit all three of his free-throw attempts with 36 seconds remaining in regulation before Jameel Warney's two foul shots with 24 seconds left tied the score at 52.

Warney had 19 points and 18 rebounds for his ninth double-double in 11 games.

The Seawolves outrebounded Canisius 53-38 but were done in by shooting only 28.4 percent (19-for-67) from the field, including 4-for-17 from three-point range.

Zach Lewis scored 16 points and Jamal Reynolds had 11 points and 17 rebounds for Canisius (5-4). Roland Nyama had 11 points for Stony Brook, which hosts Loyola Maryland at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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