Stony Brook tops Bison in Islander Invitational Championship, 64-57

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NDSU Athletics) -- Stony Brook used a late 7-0 run to beat the North Dakota State men’s basketball team 64-57 in the championship game of the Islander Invitational on Sunday afternoon. The game had 14 lead changes.

The Bison fell to 4-2 on the season, while Stony Brook improved to 4-2.

Vinnie Shahid led the Bison with 16 points. Rocky Kreuser posted his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Stony Brook scored the game’s first 10 points, leading 10-0 just over four minutes into the contest. The Bison stormed back to go up 26-21 with 2:30 left in the first half. NDSU led 28-27 at halftime.

NDSU was ahead 49-48 with six minutes left in the game, but a 7-0 run by Stony Brook put the Seawolves up 55-49 with four minutes remaining.

NDSU struggled shooting, making 34 percent overall and 8-of-30 (27 percent) from three-point range. Stony Brook made 9-of-21 (43 percent) from beyond the arc. Elijah Olaniyi scored 20 points for the Seawolves.

The Bison finished with a 39-37 rebounding advantage and committed only nine turnovers in the game. Sophomore Tyree Eady had 11 points for NDSU.

The Bison return home to host Utah Valley on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m.