Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Western Kentucky Falls to Stony Brook in NIT Season Tip-Off

Stony Brook 71
Western Kentucky 61

Final from Stony Brook, New York

Game recap by WKU:

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - T.J. Price scored 19 points for the Hilltoppers, but WKU fell to Stony Brook 71-61 in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

George Fant scored 12 points for WKU, and Aleksej Rostov added 11 points off the bench.

Carson Puriefoy scored 21 points for Stony Brook, including the go-ahead bucket late in the second half.

Puriefoy tied the game at 57-all on a free throw with 4:20 to go, then sank the go-ahead layup to spark a 14-4 run to the final buzzer. Stony Brook (3-2) cemented the win with 9-for-10 shooting from the free throw line over the last 90 seconds.

WKU (1-3) rallied in the second half to briefly retake the lead on a Price 3-pointer that made it 57-56 with 4:41 to go.

The Hilltoppers shot 39% from the field, including 38% from behind the arc.

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