With their second consecutive win, the Wildcats improve to 7-13, including 4-4 in America East, while the Seawolves fall to 4-16 overall and 1-7 in the conference.
Christensen, UNH’s America East Player of the Game, added five rebounds, two assists and a block.
After being down by as many as 14 points in the second half, Stony Brook used an 11-2 run to cut the UNH lead to 60-55 with remaining. A Michael Tyree 3-pointer cut the Seawolves’ deficit to a pair with left, but that was as close as they would come as the Wildcats locked down and hit 8-of-10 free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Junior guard Eric Gilchrese (
After trailing 9-0 to begin the contest, the Wildcats climbed back into the game, using a 15-5 run to take a 25-22 lead with left in the first half. A Gilchrese jumper in the paint with left put the ‘Cats on top for good. UNH went into the break with a 32-27 lead.
The Wildcats slowly pulled away in the second half, eventually opening up a 14-point lead with remaining when Christensen knocked down one of his three treys and then hit a jumper on the next possession.
Junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (
Ricky Lucas, Stony Brook’s America East Player of the Game, netted 22 points – all in the second half - and added five rebounds.
UNH shot 44 percent (22-50) compared to Stony Brook’s 35 percent (18-51).