LOWELL, Mass. (AP) Jameel Warney scored a career-high 19 points and Dave Coley added 13 points and 11 rebounds to help Stony Brook defeat Massachusetts-Lowell 78-68 on Saturday.
Coley’s 3-pointer gave the Seawolves their largest lead of the second half, 54-33 lead with 11:48 to play. Massachusetts-Lowell hit three straight 3-pointers, two by Carlos Taylor, to cut Stony Brook’s lead to single digits, 75-68 with 40 seconds left. Anthony Jackson made three of four free throws to seal it for the Seawolves (18-8, 10-2 America East), who are one game back of Vermont for the top spot in the standings.
Akeem Williams scored 20 points and dished out nine assists to lead Massachusetts-Lowell (8-17, 6-7). Taylor finished with 15 points and Mark Cornelius chipped in 13 for the River Hawks.
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Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell has now tied Joe Castigle for most wins in the program (138).