Vermont beats Stony Brook 83-72
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP)—Junior Marqus Blakely scored 20 points, including the 1,000th of his career, and Vermont beat Stony Brook 83-72 on Saturday.
Blakely was 7-for-10 from the field and had five rebounds, three steals and two blocks for the Catamounts (11-6, 2-2 America East). He became the 28th player in Vermont history to reach 1,000 points.
Mike Trimboli added 15 points and five assists for the Catamounts, while Joey Accaoui had a career-high 15 points, Maurice Joseph had 12—all on 3-pointers—and Nick Vier added 11.
Chris Martin had 17 points for Stony Brook (9-8, 1-3), while Muhammad El-Amin added 15, Dallis Joyner 14 and Bryan Dougher 13.
Blakely made two free throws with 11:22 left to give Vermont a 51-39 lead, but Stony Brook responded with an 18-7 run over the next 6:21 to get within 58-57.
Vermont then went on a 16-3 run to go ahead 73-60.