The winning streak is a Division-I program record for Stony Brook (15-4, 6-0 America East), which is off to its best 19-game start in D-I history.
Jameel Warney hit two free throws with 42.5 seconds left for a 64-63 lead. After an Albany miss, Ahmad Walker came up empty from the stripe, but Rayshaun McGrew grabbed the offensive rebound and converted a 3-point play for a four-point lead with 21.9 seconds left.
Peter Hooley tried to get his defender in the air on a 3-point attempt and his forced shot did not hit the rim. Puriefoy sealed it at the line.
Warney added 17 points and McGrew and Walker recorded double-doubles for the Seawolves.