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Dubs should draft frontcourt help

Andrew Bogut is entering the final season of his contract and Festus Ezeli, Marreese Speights and Anderson Varejao are all free agents. Kevin Pelton suggests Jameel Warney at No. 30. Brilliant picks (Insider)

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Stony Brook hires Buckeyes' Boals as new coach

Jeff Boals, an assistant at Ohio State for seven seasons, is the new men's head basketball coach at Stony Brook, the school announced Saturday.

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Steve Pikiell has consistently been one of the best mid-major coaches in the country the last several years -- but an NCAA tourney appearance does wonders. Stony Brook got over the bump this season, and Pikiell gets a high-major job.

Kentucky blows past Stony Brook, 85-57 (2:35)

UK clobbers Stony Brook to set up IU showdown

Jamal Murray led five players in double figures with 19 points and fourth-seeded Kentucky routed Stony Brook 85-57 Thursday, setting up a showdown with rival Indiana in the second round of the NC

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Kentucky dominates Stony Brook

Jamaal Murray had 19 points and Isaiah Briscoe had 13 points and 11 rebounds as the 4-seed Wildcats spoiled the Seawolves' first ever NCAA tournament game with an 85-57 decision. Kentucky faces Indiana in the next round Saturday. Box score

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The action is winding down and the arena is emptying in Des Moines as Kentucky cruises home, leading 76-50 over Stony Brook with 3:59 to play. Two heavyweight fights on tap for Saturday here in the round of 32.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Well, Kentucky is shooting 81.3 percent in the second half. You can guess what has happened. Wildcats lead Stony Brook 64-35.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

All about the D -- Kentucky is shooting 32.4 percent, yet it leads Stony Brook 33-19 at halftime. The Wildcats have blocked nine shots (five by Skal Labissiere) and held the Seawolves to 18.9 percent shooting. There has not been a 3-pointer made in this game.

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Kentucky stifling Stony Brook at half

The 4-seed Wildcats held the 13-seed Seawolves to just 18.9% from the floor for a 33-19 halftime lead. Kentucky is shooting just 32.4% from the floor and neither team has made a 3-pointer yet, going a combined 0-for-12. Follow live

Labissiere with early block party

Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere has five blocks in the first 13 minutes of the game against Stony Brook. Anthony Davis has the school mark at the tournament with 7. The Wildcats are starting to build a lead on the Seawolves, who have missed 13 straight field goal attempts. Follow live

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Stony Brook has made 3 of 27 shots. Kentucky leads 16-10. This is not pretty basketball.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice action here between Stony Brook senior Jameel Warney and Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere. The Seawolves are holding their own through eight minutes, down 10-8.

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Stony Brook's most recent tournament appearance came in the second round of the Division III East regional in 1991. Welcome to the big time. Kentucky awaits.

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First Round: Stony Brook (13) vs. Kentucky (4)

This is the third time Kentucky has made the tourney but failed to earn a No. 1 seed under John Calipari, and each time the Wildcats have gone far. But don't count out the Seawolves. Stony Brook is efficient on defense, allowing 93.3 points per 100 possessions, ranking 12th in the nation. Follow live

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UConn, Kansas and Indiana have done their parts to set up a historic Saturday in Des Moines. If Kentucky gets past Stony Brook in the nightcap, the round of 32 games here will feature four programs with a combined 20 national titles.

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Early action between Indiana and Chattanooga. This is one of two first-round matchups this year between regular-season conference champs. The other? Next up in Des Moines, with Kentucky and Stony Brook.

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Des Moines is the place to be Thursday

There are a combined 20 national titles won by UConn (4), Kansas (3), Indiana (5) and Kentucky (8). Des Moines, Iowa, is the host for all four storied programs on Thursday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game57.0
Rebounds Per Game46.0
Assists Per Game10.0
Points Allowed85.0Tied-124th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-1
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances1