Charles Mann led the Bulldogs with 16 points, shooting 10-of-14 from the free throw stripe. Kenny Gaines (13), Nemanja Djurisic (11), Yante Maten (11) and Marcus Thornton (10) rounded out Georgia’s five double-figure scorers.
“We played with composure and poise offensively,” Coach Fox continued. “We really helped each other out tonight and were a good offensive team for most of the game.”
Georgia shot 58% from the field, including 4-of-9 from three-point range, and added 16-of-22 free throws to jump out to a 48-41 lead at the half. Defense was the story in the second half, however, as the Bulldogs held Stony Brook to just nine points through the first 15 minutes of the second half. The Bulldogs extended their lead to 75-55 during that stretch.
Stony Brook saw three players foul out during the game, including it’s leading scorer. Carson Puriefoy paced the Seawolves with 21 first-half points on 8-of-11 shooting. He finished the night with a game-high, and career-high, 26 points on 8-of-15 shooting.