|Stony Brook||J Warney 12.1||T Brenton 8.6||T Brenton 4.7|
|Massachusetts||C Williams 15.9||C Lalanne 7.4||C Williams 7.4|
No. 7-seeded Stony Brook matches up against No. 2-seeded Massachusetts in the first round of the NIT at William D. Mullins Center on Wednesday. It takes place at 7:15 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN3.com.
In their last outing, despite 16 points and five rebounds from Carson Puriefoy, the Seawolves fell to Albany 61-59 on Mar. 10. In addition to his 5.6 points per game, he is also chipping in 1.9 rebounds per game. For the Minutemen, Cady Lalanne put up 14 points and 12 rebounds in the 71-62 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Mar. 16. With 7.4 rebounds per game and 1.4 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
- Stony Brook has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (40 percent vs. 67 percent).
- Stony Brook has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Massachusetts (No. 25 vs. No. 83).
- Stony Brook allows fewer rebounds (32.4 allowed per game vs. 36.6 allowed per game) than Massachusetts this season.
- The America East had fewer blowout games in conference (meaning there is greater parity within the conference) than in the A-10.
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Stony Brook currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (980 to 949) than Massachusetts, per the NCAA.
- Last year the top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, rebounds, and free throws made were in the America East.
- Stony Brook is ranked higher than Massachusetts in their conference (No. 1 vs. No. 6).
- Stony Brook has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Massachusetts ($17,622 vs. $22,071).
- Massachusetts has been ducking Stony Brook for over 30 years.
- Be afraid. Stony Brook has blown out more teams than Massachusetts this season (seven blowouts vs. one).