Monday, January 30, 2012

From the FreeP: Free throws, rebounds end men’s basketball’s streak

By Shep Hayes/DFP Staff

Seven times on Friday, the lead changed between Stony Brook University and Boston University men’s basketball teams, theoretically changing possession of first place in the America East conference along with it.

When the final buzzer sounded at Pritchard Gymnasium on Long Island, the Seawolves beat BU for the first time in the pair’s last six contests, 66-57.

Stony Brook (13-7, 8-1 America East) moves into sole possession of first place in the conference while BU (11-12, 7-2 America East) dropped its first game since the Terriers received a drubbing at the University of Vermont on Jan. 5 to open conference play.

BU opened the game in control, working its way to a nine-point lead 9:07 into the first half, limiting the Seawolves to only ten points. Momentum would switch, however, and Stony Brook spent the latter portion of the half building a four-point lead, 37-33.


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