New Hampshire beats Stony Brook
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)—Tyrece Gibbs scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and fourth-seeded New Hampshire held off Stony Brook 76-73 Saturday night in the fourth and final game of the America East quarterfinals.
The Wildcats (14-15) advanced to Sunday’s semifinal against No. 1 Binghamton, which defeated No. 9 Hartford earlier Saturday. No. 6 UMBC, the defending champions, faces No. 7 Albany, in the first game Sunday—the winners meet on the home floor of the higher seed next Saturday.
UNH, which beat fifth-seeded Stony Brook for the second time in less than a week and for the third time this season, led by four at the half and Gibbs scored eight points in the first 1:39 after the break and never trailed from that point on. The Wildcats led by 13 with 12:13 left and then survived a late charge by the Seawolves, who finished the season 16-14.
Tyrone Conley added 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Wildcats, while Muhammad El-Amin scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the second half for Stony Brook and Bryan Dougher added 17.