UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Akwasi Yeboah had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Jaron Cornish scored 15 points to help Stony Brook beat Norfolk State 72-65 on Saturday night in a consolation game of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off Tournament's Springfield bracket.
Elijah Olaniyi had 14 points and eight rebounds and Andrew Garcia scored 11 for Stony Brook (3-1).
Yeboah grabbed an offensive rebound, was fouled as he made the putback and converted the 3-point play that made it 63-all with three minutes to go. Jaron Cornish hit a 3-pointer 50 seconds later and then fed Olaniyi for a dunk that gave the Seawolves a five-point lead with 1:39 left. Jordan Butler made 1 of 2 free throws 22 seconds later but Norfolk State (2-4) missed its last four field-goal attempts and Olaniyi hit 3 of 4 foul shots in the last 30 seconds to seal it.
Nic Thomas hit four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for the Spartans. Steven Whitley added 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a career-high tying four steals.