The Stony Brook men's basketball team, fresh off making program history by winning the America East Conference regular-season title Wednesday night, had a bit of a letdown Sunday in its final game before the conference tournament begins.
The Seawolves had their winning streak snapped at 10 games with a 77-55 loss to New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.
Bryan Dougher and Muhammad El-Amin had 13 points each for Stony Brook (21-8, 13-3).
"Give all the credit to New Hampshire. They outplayed us on both ends of the court," Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell said. " . . . We'll go back to work and get ready for Saturday."
The Seawolves, already assured of a spot in the NIT, will be the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, which begins Thursday in Hartford. Stony Brook will take on the winner of Thursday night's game between UMBC (4-25, 3-13) and Albany (7-24, 2-14) at noon Saturday at Chase Arena in an America East quarterfinal.
Ferg Myrick's 21 points led New Hampshire (12-16, 6-10), which hit nine three-pointers in the game and shot 53.6 percent (15-for-28) from the field in the second half.
Alvin Abreu, who had 15 points for New Hampshire, hit a three-pointer with three seconds left in the first half to make it 35-21. It was the first time since Jan. 21 that Stony Brook trailed at halftime.
New Hampshire scored the first five points of the second half to go ahead by 19 and led by 25 at 52-27 with 13:31 left. Stony Brook was unable to get closer than 18 the rest of the way and lost to New Hampshire at Lundholm Gymnasium for the sixth straight time.