Forward Jameel Warney made eight of nine shots from the floor en route to 18 points, leading Stony Brook to a 73-54 victory over LIU Brooklyn on Thursday in the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Guard Roland Nyama added 16 points for the Seawolves (4-2), and forward Rayshaun McGrew finished with 13 points. Guard Carson Puriefoy scored 10 points for Stony Brook, which shot 28 of 51 (54.9 percent) from the field.
Guard Joel Hernandez led LIU Brooklyn (0-3) with 15 points. The Blackbirds finished two of 21 (9.5 percent) from 3-point range.
Stony Brook won its third game in a row.
The Seawolves jumped out to a 25-15 lead on a jumper by forward Tyrell Sturdivant with 5:38 left in the first half. A layup by Warney provided a 36-31 lead at the break.
A pair of free throws led by Nyama capped an 16-5 run by Stony Brook to open the second half, and the Sea Wolves extended the lead to 51-36 with 10:17 left in the game. Another 3-pointer by Nyama with 1:28 remaining closed out the scoring.
The Seawolves outrebounded LIU 41-21 in the game, with McGrew pulling down 10 boards and Warney nine. Seven Stony Brook players finished with at least two assists.
Stony Brook returns home to face St. Thomas Aquinas on Saturday. LIU Brooklyn plays at Temple on Sunday.
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