UConn missed 12 of its first 13 field goal attempts and headed to the locker room trailing visiting Stony Broo 31-26.
Shabazz Napier, quiet in the first half throughout the early part of this season, did not attempt a field goal until 7:37 remained. He has four points on 2-for-2 while backcourt counterpart Ryan Boatright missed five of his seven attempts.
Tyler Olander once again ran into foul trouble early, logging just eight minutes.
Stony Brook (4-1) went on a 8-0 run to close the half. Guard Dave Coley leads the Seawolves with seven points.