Romaro Gill, a 7-foot-2 senior, achieved his first career double-double, and guards Sandro Mamukelashvili and Quincy McKnight combined for 31 points in No. 12 Seton Hall's 74-57 win over Stony Brook on Saturday in South Orange, N.J.
Seton Hall (2-0) overcame the absence of Myles Powell, a first-team preseason All-American guard who did not return after spraining his left ankle with 16:36 left in the first half.
Gill had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Mamukelashvili finished with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting and pulled down five rebounds. McKnight added 14 points with four rebounds and three assists. Jared Rhoden had 11 points.
Stony Brook (0-2) was led by Makale Foreman's 16 points. Elijah Olaniyi and Mouhamadou Gueye each added 14 points.
Seton Hall took a 16-5 lead with 13:12 left in the first half, but Stony Brook took advantage of Powell's absence and rallied to take a 33-27 lead with 1:07 left in the half. The game remained close for most of the rest of the way.
Stony Brook's lead was cut to 33-31 at halftime after Mamukelashvili made a dunk at the buzzer. Mamukelashvili had 10 points and seven rebounds at halftime.
Neither team led by more than six points in the second half until McKnight made a 3-pointer with 6:42 left to give Seton Hall a 56-49 lead. The shot started a 9-2 run that increased the Pirates' margin to 62-51 with 4:17 remaining.
During that run, Mamukelashvili took an elbow to the nose while going after a rebound. He went to the locker room but returned.
Gill and McKnight combined to shoot 9 of 14 in the second half with 10 rebounds.
The Pirates forced Stony Brook into 15 turnovers, which allowed them to outscore the Seawolves 18-4 in points off turnovers.
--Field Level Media