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Stony Brook vs Kentucky Predictions

When: 9:40 PM ET, Thursday, March 17, 2016
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
TV: 9:40 p.m. ET, CBS
Line: Kentucky -14.5, Total: 144

Stony Brook vs Kentucky Preview

Stony Brook (26-6) played at Vanderbilt and Notre Dame in the non-conference portion of their schedule, losing by seven and 25. Stony Brook is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance but boasts a legitimate star in 6-8 senior forward Jameel Warney, who averages 19.8 points and 10.7 rebounds and poured in a school-record 43 points with 10 boards in the America East title game against Vermont. Stony Brook allows 63.4 points – 19th-best in the nation through Saturday’s games. Kentucky (26-8) has reached the Final Four in each of their last four NCAA Tournament appearances (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015). The Wildcats have won five straight games, including a strong run through the SEC tournament which they capped with an
overtime victory over Texas A&M on Sunday.

Jameel Warney 15 PTS, 7 REB, 2.6 BLK
Carson Puriefoy 13 PTS, 2 REB, 36.4 FG%
Ahmad Walker 8 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST

Jamal Murray 20 PTS, 6 REB, 45.5 FG%
Tyler Ulis 14 PTS, 3 REB, 6.3 AST
Isaiah Briscoe 9 PTS, 6 REB, 3.2 AST

Score Prediction:
Kentucky 91 – Stony Brook 65