Murphy scores 17 to carry Vermont over Stony Brook 61-57

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Tomas Murphy buried five 3-pointers, scoring 17 points off the bench and Vermont held off Stony Brook 61-57 on Sunday, the Catamounts’ seventh straight victory and third consecutive weekend sweep.

Stef Smith added 15 points and seven rebounds for Vermont (9-3, 9-3 America East Conference). Ryan Davis added 13 points.

Juan Felix Rodriguez scored a season-high 24 points for the Seawolves (8-12, 6-8), whose losing streak stretched to four games. Mouhamadou Gueye added nine rebounds. Tykei Greene had nine rebounds.

Frankie Policelli, the Seawolves’ second leading scorer (11 ppg) scored three points on 1 of 5 shooting. Still, Policelli scored a reverse layup to bring the Seawolves to 58-57 inside the final minute.

Stony Brook missed its last two shots while Vermont’s Ben Shungu and Justin Mazzula made three of four free throws.

Vermont defeated Stony Brook 86-78 on Saturday.


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