The Friars (8-3) used defensive pressure to take control in their first-ever meeting with the Seawolves (5-5). Providence held Stony Brook to 31 percent shooting, forced 15 turnovers and made regular trips to the foul line, hitting 21 of 28 free throws.
Freshman Kyron Cartwright had a career-high 10 assists off the bench for Providence.
Providence used a late 9-0 run to produce a 36-30 halftime lead, but the Seawolves erased that quickly and took a one-point lead early in the second half. The Friars used an 11-2 run that included six free throws, to regain the lead and steadily pulled away.