The Wildcats (9-18, 5-9 AE) lose their last regular road game of the season and the Seawolves (9-17, 4-10) snap a two game losing streak.
The Wildcats opened the first half on a 13-6 run as freshman center Sam Herrick (Nantucket, Mass.) made a jumper with 13:52 to go before the Seawolves responded with an 9-2 run of their own. SBU center Emanuel Neto delivered a lay up to even the score at 13 apiece. Anderson, who was named America East Player of the Game, led UNH with a season-high 15 first half points, including a 3-point bank shot as time expired in the first stanza to close the gap to 29-27 in favor of the Seawolves. McGeary also kept the Wildcats in the game as he shot a perfect 3-of-3 from 3-point land. McGeary finished with a career-high 19 points, posting an impressive 6-of-9 from beyond the arc.
The Seawolves remained in control throughout the second half of play, led by Ricky Lucas’ game-high 22 points and eight rebounds. Seawolves forward Mike Popoko also tallied double digits as he notched 16 points. Stony Brook scored most of its second half points at the charity stripe, overall shooting 21-of-26 for the contest (80.8 percent). UNH was held to just 22 second half points in the loss.
UNH struggled offensively, shooting 14-of-50 from the field for the game (28 percent) and the Seawolves outrebounded UNH, 44-32, which proved to be the difference maker.
The Wildcats return to action on Tuesday (Feb. 20) as they play host to the Binghamton University Bearcats. The tip-off is set for 7 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium and the game will be televised on Metrocast Cable and broadcasted on the UNHSN. Tickets are still available for the pivotal conference showdown and can be purchased by visiting www.unhwildcats.com.