College Hoops Player of the Day for Sunday, November 24, 2013
Sunday was full of top 25 action and upsets, with #24 North Carolina dropping #3 Louisville, 93-84; unranked Georgetown defeating #10 VCU, 84-80; and, #14 Michigan losing to unranked Charlotte, 63-61.
But, the game of the day was in Detroit, where the Stony Brook Seawolves took host Detroit to three overtimes, eventually coming away with a 104-102 victory.
A contentious contest throughout, the game featured high-scorers from each team with 32 points. Detroit's Evan Bruinsma made 20 of 22 free throws en route to his 32, and collected 15 rebounds, but Stony Brook's Jameel Warney outdid him with 32 points on 13-for-14 shooting from the field, six of nine from the foul line and 21 rebounds, 11 of them off the offensive glass. Both his scoring output and rebounding were career highs.
Warney, a 6'8", 260-pound man-child sophomore, had his second huge game of the weekend, scoring 21 points with 19 rebounds in a 67-61 win over Florida Atlantic, Saturday.
After averaging 12.4 points as a freshman, achieving five double-doubles last season, Warney is now a full-fledged force, averaging a double-double with 19.4 points and 11.9 rebounds per game.
Hailing from the America East conference, the Seawolves appear to be the conference powerhouse, their 5-2 record the only winning mark of the nine teams plodding through non-conference schedules.