Bryan Dougher scored 20 points and Stony Brook withstood a second-half rally by visiting Boston University en route to a 66-57 victory last night to claim sole possession of first place in the America East Conference.
The Terriers rallied from a 47-34 deficit with a 17-0 run to lead, 51-47, after a 3-pointer by Travis Robinson with 6:04 to play. But Stony Brook hit 12 of 16 free throws in the final 5:46, only making only three field goals in that span.
Stony Brook (13-7, 8-1), which shot 19 of 28 from the free throw line, snapped the Terriers’ seven-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the Seawolves won for the 10th consecutive time at home.
The Seawolves outrebounded the Terriers, 33-25, and held a 26-16 advantage in the paint.
Darryl Partin scored 21 points for the Terriers (11-12, 7-2), who saw their five-game winning streak in the series come to an end.
Brown 66, Dartmouth 59 - Andrew McCarthy had 19 points, 11 rebounds, and a school-record 7 blocks as the Bears rallied from an 8-point deficit to defeat the Big Green in Providence.
Sean McGonagill added 11 points and 10 assists for Brown (7-13, 1-2 Ivy League), which won its second straight after a six-game losing streak and posted its sixth consecutive win in the series.
The Big Green (4-15, 0-3) used a 15-5 run to lead, 48-40, with 12:44 remaining.
Iona 71, Fairfield 62 - Lamont Jones scored 20 points and Mike Glover had 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Gaels took a 19-point first-half lead and held on to defeat the Stags in Bridgeport, Conn.
The Gaels (16-5, 8-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), coming off a 65-62 loss at Siena, led, 34-15, with 59 seconds to go until halftime.
Iona maintained a double-digit advantage until the Stags (10-10, 5-4) got to within 8 with 7:30 left.
Duke 81, Clemson 37 - Tricia Liston scored 16 points and Elizabeth Williams added 14 to help the No. 5 Blue Devils remain perfect in Atlantic Coast Conference play with a victory over the host Tigers.
The Blue Devils (17-2, 8-0) came in to Littlejohn Coliseum off an 80-72 win over No. 8 Maryland last Monday and didn’t miss a beat against the Tigers (5-13, 1-6), pulling away for their 11th consecutive win.
Yale 68, Harvard 63 - Megan Vasquez scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half to lead the Bulldogs over the host Crimson. Janna Graf had a game-high 16 points, and Sarah Halejian added 11 points in Yale’s second straight win at Harvard. Christine Clark led the Crimson with 16 points and Victoria Lippert added 15. Harvard also got 13 points from Emma Golen.
Brown 74, Dartmouth 50 - Sheila Dixon had 13 of her 15 points in the second half, including two 3-pointers that helped the Bears keep the lead in double figures in their victory over the Big Green in Hanover, N.H.