DURHAM, N.H. - Led by a balanced attack that featured five players in double figures, Stony Brook beat the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team, 67-60, in its home-opener Wednesday night at Lundholm Gymnasium in front of 1568.
Trailing by six early in the second half, the Wildcats fought back to tie the game at 47-47 with 9:01 to play. But an 8-0 run by the Seawolves gave the visitors a 55-47 advantage with 5:36 remaining.
Junior Austin Ganly (North Yarmouth, Me.), who had a game-high 18, hit four free throws and a three late in the game to pull his team to within four, 64-60. Stony Brook would hit three free throws down the stretch to ice the game, however. Scoring in double figures for the Seawolves were Chris Balliro with a team-high 13, followed by Jairus McCollum, Josh Little and Dawud Munir with 12 and Leon Brisport with 11.
Junior Jeff Senulis (Grand Island, N.Y.) netted a double-double for the Wildcats with 16 points and 10 boards. Freshman Marcus Bullock (Cherry Hill, N.J.) chipped in with nine points and six rebounds.
UNH led for much of the first half, leading by as much as five with 3:05 to play in the half. Munir's layup with time running out tied the game at 27-27 to end the half.
The Wildcats play at nationally ranked Connecticut on Dec. 2 (8:00 p.m.). The next home game is Dec. 14 vs. Hartford. Game time at Lundholm Gymnasium is 7 p.m.