Stony Brook takes on Binghamton in the quarterfinals of the America East Tournament at SEFCU Arena on Saturday. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Seawolves defeated the Bearcats 73-47 on Feb. 12 and are 7-4 against them over the past four years. Stony Brook will be looking to extend its six-game win streak.
In a 75-70 win over Albany on Mar. 3, Carson Puriefoy put up 17 points for the Seawolves. While contributing 1.8 rebounds per game, he also scores 5.2 points per game. For the Bearcats, Taylor Johnston put up 16 points in the 59-49 loss to Maryland-Baltimore County on Mar. 3. He is averaging 5.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.
Stony Brook has a statistical advantage in two significant areas. The Seawolves have an edge in assists, 12.5 per game to 8.3 per game. Stony Brook also has an advantage in scoring, 68.3 points per game to 56.1 points per game.
StatSmack! Stony Brook is better than Binghamton
A for effort, but Stony Brook has emerged victorious against Binghamton the last six times they've played.
Even computers respect Stony Brook more. Stony Brook has a better RPI this season than Binghamton (RPI: No. 75 vs. No. 339).
The Stony Brook steals leader (Tommy Brenton, 47 steals) has more steals than the Binghamton steals leader (Jimmy Gray, 42 steals).
Stony Brook has a better conference record than Binghamton this season (14-2 vs. 1-15).