STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Paul Atkinson had a career-high 26 points as Yale narrowly defeated Stony Brook 74-69 in overtime on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.
Eric Monroe hit a 3-pointer to open the scoring in overtime and the Bulldogs led the rest of the way. The Seawolves shot just 2 of 8 from the field after regulation.
Miles Latimer hit a 3-pointer to give Stony Brook a 62-61 lead with 19 seconds left in second half. He had made just 2 of 10 from the field prior to that shot. Atkinson was fouled 14 seconds later and made 1 of 2 foul shots to force the extra period.
Yale takes on Oberlin College at home on Friday. Stony Brook faces Seton Hall on the road on Saturday.
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