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Ryan Cook
State hoops: UMBC men blown out at Stony Brook 83-39

The UMBC men's basketball team built an early lead against first-place Stony Brook on Tuesday but fell apart in the second half, losing to the Seawolves, 83-39. Senior guard Ryan Cook (St.Vincent Pallotti) led the Retrievers with 15 points. Stony Brook (11-2, 20-6 America East Conference) extended its winning streak in conference home games to 17. UMBC (4-9, 6-20) dropped its fourth consecutive game. UMBC made 10 of their first 19 shots, and a 3-pointer by Joey Getz gave the Retreivers a 23-14 advantage with 9:14 to play in the first half. But UMBC would hit only five more field goals the rest of the game, and Stony Brook caught fire. The Seawolves closed the final 8:18 of the...