STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- The Marist men's basketball team will open its 2013-14 season, and play its first game under new head coach Jeff Bower, on Friday as the Red Foxes travel to Stony Brook. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Here is a look at some notes heading into the game:
SERIES WITH STONY BROOK: This is the sixth meeting all-time between Stony Brook and Marist, with the Seawolves holding a 3-2 advantage in the all-time series.
LAST MEETING: Stony Brook and Marist also met in last year’s season opener, played on Nov. 9, 2012 in Poughkeepsie. The Seawolves prevailed by a score of 60-57. For Marist, Jay Bowie led all scorers with
16 points, and Adam Kemp was the game’s leading rebounder with 12, to go along with 12 points. For Stony Brook, Tommy Brenton has 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Both teams shot under 36 percent from the field (Stony Brook .357, Marist .359).
LEWIS CLOSES IN ON MILESTONE: Junior swingman Chavaughn Lewis enters tonight’s game with 979 career points. Lewis has scored more points than any Red Fox in his first two seasons. By comparison, future NBA lottery pick Rik Smits had 854 points in his first two seasons, and Steve Smith - the program’s all-time leading scorer - had 960 points in his freshman and sophomore years.
MARIST 1,000-POINT HISTORY: Currently, 28 players have scored their 1,000th career point in a Marist uniform, with 25 scoring 1,000 points as a Red Fox. The last to reach this milestone was Devin Price, who did it last season.
LOTS OF RETURNING PRODUCTION: From last season, Marist returns players who accounted for 77.8 percent of the team’s scoring, 81.6 percent of the team’s minutes, and 89.6 percent of the team’s rebounds. Four of the Red Foxes projected starters - senior forward Jay Bowie, senior center Adam Kemp, junior swingman Chavaughn Lewis and junior point guard Isaiah Morton - have started since they were freshmen.
LOTS OF STARTS, TOO: The quartet of senior forward Jay Bowie, senior center Adam Kemp, junior swingman Chavaughn Lewis and junior point guard Isaiah Morton enters tonight’s game with 254 collegiate starts between them.