The Providence Friars were able to open up a six point lead going into halftime, but Stony Brook would fight back early in the second half to take a one point lead with 16:44 remaining in the game. The Friars would use a 11-3 run over the next two minutes and 43 seconds to take an eight point lead, and they never looked back. The lead got stretched to as much as 23 points and Providence was able to give their younger players many of the late game minutes, including walk-ons Casey Woodring and Tom Planek.
LaDontae Henton led the Friars with 19 points with Kris Dunn adding 15 points. Kyron Cartwright had an impressive 10 points and 10 assists off the bench for Providence as they looked much more in rhythm on offense and played solid defense. Cartwright was perfect from the field and was 2/2 from beyond the arc which marks his first two made 3-pointers on the season after starting 0/18 from downtown. The only negative on the day for the Friars was they they surrendered 21 offensive rebounds and lost the rebounding battle, 46-45. Stony Brook was led by Carson Puriefoy who had a game-high 25 points on 9/18 from the field including 5/8 from downtown. Puriefoy was impressive as many of his shots were contested, but he didn't get much help from the team's leading scorer on the season in Jameel Warney. Warney was held to only eight points and shot a dismal 4/17 from the field. He did grab 14 rebounds, many of them on the offensive glass, but wasn't able to convert as often as he would have liked on those 2nd chance opportunities.
Providence will now head into their semester final exam break with their next game being a full week from Saturday when they will welcome UMass to the Dunkin' Donuts Center for their final home game of their nonconference slate. The Friars will travel to Brooklyn to take on Miami (FL) at the Barclays Center on December 22nd as part of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational for their final nonconference game before Big East play begins on December 31st against Creighton.