NJIT 64, Stony Brook 61: Damon Lynn Just Keeps Scoring

Roland Nyama, perhaps Stony Brook’s best defender, walked through the bowels of Island Federal Credit Union Arena after Wednesday night’s game where he ran into NJIT’s Damon Lynn. Nyama had spent the better part of 40 minutes trying to chase Lynn all over the court earlier, but could do nothing but flash a big smile afterward while shaking Lynn’s hand.

“They told me to chase you off the three-point line, but man, you’re tough,” Nyama said.

Nyama actually did a good job keeping Lynn from hurting Stony Brook from outside the arc Wednesday, as he hit just a pair three-pointers (both in a 90-second span late in the first half) in 11 attempts. But by night’s end, the final stats showed Lynn with 26 hard-earned points, and NJIT with its seventh win of the season, 64-61.

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Three Thoughts: Stony Brook 71, Western Kentucky 61

Stony Brook picked up their first victory in the NIT Season Tip-Off, beating Western Kentucky 71-61 in front of 2,522 at Island Federal Credit Union Arena on Tuesday night. Junior Jameel Warney led the way with a characteristic double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds, while his classmate Carson Puriefoy carried the team late with a game-high 21 points and some critical steals.

In a game that saw the Hilltoppers open with a 11-1 run, then have a Stony Brook 20-2 run in the same half, the Seawolves secured the victory by making 17 of their 21 second half free throws. Here are three thoughts from the Seawolves victory over the Conference USA team, which marks their second straight season with a win over a team from that conference. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Stony Brook 71, Western Kentucky 61”