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December 27, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Scouting report: Stony Brook

(Photo: Peter Casey, Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports)

Carson Puriefoy xxx. (Photo credit: Peter Casey – USA TODAY Sports)

Scouting report: Stony Brook.
Game info: 5 p.m. Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000).

TV: Pac-12 Networks (J.B. Long and Dan Belluomini).
Radio: KOMO 1000 AM and FM 97.7 (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton).

Record: 7-6.
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Game notes: Stony Brook and Washington.

Coach: Steve Pikiell 150-143 in his 10th year (2005-present) with the Seawolves. He has a 155-161 overall record during an 11-year career. His other collegiate stop included a 5-18 campaign at Wesleyan (1995-96).

Prediction: The Seawolves were picked first among nine teams in the America East preseason coaches’ poll.

Series: First meeting.
Previous game: Stony Brook beat 59-47 on Tuesday.
Odds: Washington is favored by 13.5 points.

Jameel Warney. (Photo credit: George A. Faella )

Jameel Warney. (Photo credit: George A. Faella )

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Jameel Warney leads all Division I players with a 12.8 rebounds average and 11 double doubles. The 6-8, 255 pound junior forward scores 14.9 points and is one of 17 players to average a double double. His season scoring high is 26 points and rebounding high is 18. He’s never had fewer than nine rebounds in a game. Warney is also a reputed shot blocker. He set the school record with eight blocks this season. He’s been named the American East player of the week three times this season.

Warney captured the America East Player of the Year award last season when he averaged 14.5 points and 8.0 rebounds.

Carson Puriefoy leads Stony Brook with a 15.2 scoring average. The 6-0, 175-pound guard was at his best against a pair of major conference opponents. He scored a career-high 26 points at Georgia on Nov. 18 and had 25 at Providence on Dec. 13. He was a second-team all-conference selection last season after averaging 12.8 points.

OVERVIEW:

— Last season, Stony Brook compiled a 23-11 record and won its third regular-season title in five years. The Seawolves lost in the America East tournament title game for the third time in that span and still is seeking their first NCAA Tournament bid. They were knocked out of first round of the College Basketball Invitational last year.

— Despite returning just two starters (Puriefoy and Warney), Stony Brook was picked first in the America East preseason men’s basketball poll for the first time in school history.

— Stony Brook is an outstanding rebounding team, which averages 40.7 per game that ranks 22nd among 351 Division I teams.

— The Seawolves are riding a 34-0 winning streak when they hold opponents under 60 points.

— Puriefoy and Warney have led Stony Brook in scoring 12 of 13 games.

— Stony Brook is 0-6 on the road this season, which is a bad omen for a team that’s playing 3,000 miles away from home. They’re also riding an 8-game road losing streak dating back to last season.

— The Seawolves are 0-3 all-time against current Pac-12 teams.

STARTING LINEUP:

Pos Name Ht./Wt. Yr. PPG. RPG. APG MPG. FG% FT% 3FG%
F Jameel Warney 6-8/255 Jr. 14.9 12.8 2.1 32.2 0.505 0.506 0.00
F Rayshaun McGrew 6-7/230 Jr. 8.4 6.7 1.2 24.5 0.462 0.767 0.00
F Roland Nyama 6-6/210 Fr. 7.3 4.3 1.5 25.1 0.408 0.677 0.333
G Brian Sekunda 6-6/195 Fr. 3.5 1.1 0.8 15.1 0.333 1.000 0.462
G Carson Puriefoy 6-0/175 Jr. 15.2 3.2 3.4 32.9 0.404 0.711 0.308

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