STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Ahmad Walker scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to power Stony Brook to its sixth straight win Sunday, this time rolling past Maine, 79-61 to remain undefeated in America East Conference play.
Stony Brook (15-6, 7-0) now has won 13 straight conference games, a streak that dates back to last year, and now have beaten Maine in six straight games, including the last five meetings on its home court.
The Seawolves trailed briefly in the first half, but took the lead for good after McAlister's dunk with 16:18 left and lead by as many as 12 points before taking a 27-20 lead into intermission.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
College basketball fans should be excited about next season's Jimmy V Classic, an event that will feature Duke's heralded freshman class.