National Basketball Association
Providence 62, Stony Brook 60
When: 2:30 PM ET, Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Officials: # Brian O'Connell, # Tony Chiazza, # Robert Riley
Attendance: 5742

Rodney Bullock hit two free throws with six-tenths of a second remaining to give Providence a come-from-behind 62-60 nonconference victory over visiting Stony Brook on Sunday.

Bullock was fouled following a missed floater by Isaiah Jackson and walked to the line and hit his 11th and 12 points of the game. He tried to intentionally miss the second, but there wasn't enough time for Stony Brook to score as the short-handed Friars completed a rally from 11 points down in the second half.

Providence (8-3) came into the game without the injured Alpha Diallo and Maliek White and lost point guard Kyron Cartwright due to an ankle sprain in the second half.

Friars coach Ed Cooley, clearly unhappy with the way his team was playing, inserted walk-on Tom Planek with 7:55 remaining. Planek, who had appeared in only four games this season, provided a spark on the defensive end.

Freshmen Nate Watson and Mak Ashton-Langford keyed a 12-0 surge that gave Providence the lead and the Friars charged to a five-point lead. But the Seawolves, looking for the program's first win over a Big East opponent, battled back, leaving the game tied with five seconds remaining.

Watson led the Friars with 15 points and Jackson had 13, while Ashton-Langford scored seven of his nine down the stretch. Jalen Lindsey had nine rebounds.

Akwasi Yeboah led the Seawolves (4-8) with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Jaron Cornish was the only other Stony Brook player in double figures with 10 points, including a key tip-in with 1:27 left.

The Friars host Houston Wednesday night while the Seawolves visit Rutgers and former Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell on Friday night.
Top Game Performances
Stony Brook   Providence
Akwasi Yeboah 22 Scoring Nate Watson 15
Jordan McKenzie 3 Assists Kyron Cartwright 3
Akwasi Yeboah 12 Rebounds Jalen Lindsey 9
Jaron Cornish 2 Free Throws Made Rodney Bullock 6
Jaron Cornish 2 Steals Jalen Lindsey 3
Jaron Cornish 1 Blocks Rodney Bullock 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Stony Brook 60 41.1 8-25 6-8 12 35 1 8 14
Providence 62 35.7 5-18 17-25 6 38 4 8 13