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.

___

For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25

___

Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com

Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up