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Stony Brook takes 33-5 lead in 71-55 win over BU

Stony Brook guard Anthony Jackson drives the ball

Stony Brook guard Anthony Jackson drives the ball against Vermont. (Feb. 15, 2013) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Stony Brook clinched the America East Conference regular-season men's basketball title Thursday night with a 71-55 victory over host Boston University -- and the game was over long before that, as SBU took a 33-5 lead.

Freshman Jameel Warney scored 15 points and shot 6-for-6, Tommy Brenton had 14 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, and Anthony Jackson added 12 points for the Seawolves (22-6, 13-2), who already had clinched the top seed in the conference tournament. "When you come up here and win, it says you're road-tough,'' said coach Steve Pikiell, whose team leads the nation with 12 true road victories.

For the second straight game, Brenton fell three assists shy of a triple-double. Stony Brook went ahead 33-5 with 4:56 left in the first half and held BU (17-12, 11-5) to one field goal in a span of 15 minutes. BU cut its deficit to 38-28 and 53-43 but never got within single digits.

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