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Hartford vs Stony Brook

Stony Brook holds off Hartford 69-64 in AEC semis


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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Carson Puriefoy scored 21 points - including the clinching runner in the lane in the final seconds - as No. 2 Stony Brook escaped third-seeded Hartford 69-64 in the semifinals of the America East tournament Sunday.

Anthony Jackson added 14 points for the Seawolves (23-9), who will host defending champion No. 4 Albany - a 67-58 winner over top-seeded Vermont earlier Sunday - in Saturday's title game.

Stony Brook, which led by 16 midway through the second half, saw its lead cut to 67-64 with 42 seconds to go before Puriefoy's bucket at the end of the shot clock.

Corban Wroe scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers and Mark Nwakamma added 16 for the Hawks (17-16).

The Seawolves used a 13-0 run early in the second half to go ahead for good. Stony Brook beat Hartford for the 12th time in 13 games, sweeping all three matchups this season.

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Hartford (17-16)313364
Stony Brook (23-9) «333669
 
America East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Vermont15-122-11
Stony Brook13-323-11
Hartford10-617-16
Albany9-719-15
UMass Lowell8-810-18
UMBC5-119-21
Binghamton4-127-23
Maine4-126-23
New Hamp.4-126-24
 
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MD 75
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FSU 58
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UMASS 62
INDST 69 Final
WICH 83
MIST 67 Final
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