CHICAGO -- Three New York University players combined for 62 points as the 23rd-ranked Violets defeated the University of Chicago 81-71 in University Athletic Association men's basketball play Friday night at the Ratner Athletics Center.
- NYU (13-1 overall, 3-1 UAA) jumped out to a 13-2 lead and remained in front the rest of the way.
- The Violets led 41-33 at the half, then outscored Chicago 21-11 during the first 5:28 of the second period to take a 62-44 advantage.
- Chicago (9-6, 2-2) trimmed the gap to nine points in the game's final minute, but could get no closer.
- NYU's Kyle Stockmal led all scorers with 26 points. He connected on seven of eight 3-point attempts. Teammates Ryan Tana and Carl Yaffe each tallied 18 points. Tana also handed out seven assists.
- Senior Steve Stefanou (Cincinnati, Ohio/ St. Xavier) led the Maroons with 19 points, while senior Matt Johnson (Ann Arbor, Mich./ Pioneer) added 14.
- NYU hit 13 of 24 three-point attempts (47.6%) on the night. The Violets outshot Chicago 54% to 39% from the field.
- NYU snapped a five-game losing streak at the Ratner Center.
- Johnson tallied double digits for the ninth straight game and 13th time in 15 contests this season.
- Chicago fell to 0-3 against nationally-ranked opponents.
- Chicago hosts UAA rival Brandeis University Sunday at noon.