GUILDERLAND, N.Y. -- Sam Rowley scored 17 points and grabbed 11 boards as Albany (NY) handed Stony Brook its first conference loss with a 77-67 victory Wednesday night.
Stony Brook went 16-9 early in the first half but Albany came back, taking the lead on a Hooley 3 with 8:36 remaining before the half and extended it to lead 38-33 at the break. In the second, the Great Danes built a double-digit lead on the free throw accuracy of Hooley and Johnson who were each 8 of 10 during the game. The Great Danes were 26 of 32 (81.3 percent) from the line overall.
The Seawolves (15-7, 7-1) committed 24 personal fouls during the game.
Jameel Warney led Stony Brook with 21 points and six rebounds.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.