GENESEO, N.Y. – Host SUNY Geneseo men's basketball outscored visiting Morrisville State by 16, and hit over 50% from the floor in the second half, as they handed the Mustangs an 89-63 non-conference loss Tuesday evening in Geneseo.
The loss is the second straight for Morrisville State, who drops to 1-2 overall early on in the season.
Sophomore Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) led the Mustang efforts with 16 points, with Tyrin Miller (White Plains, N.Y.) adding 15 and Kyle Peck (Oneida, N.Y.) 10 to go along with three assists and five rebounds.
Freshman Brison Hall (Syracuse, N.Y.) collected a Morrisville State best seven rebounds.
Morrisville State trailed by three with 3:20 to go in the opening half before the hosts went on an 11-4 run to claim the 40-30 lead at the break.
Geneseo maintained a 10-point advantage early on in the second half, before back-to-back buckets by Derek Beames (Otego, N.Y.) cut the deficit to five, but a three from Kevin Crockett regained the lead for the visitors, igniting a 12-2 Knight run to break open the contest to a 15 point spread.
Morrisville State was able to climb within 12 midway through the period, but hot perimeter shooting by guard Quinn Carey extended the Knight lead to 19 with nine minutes to go, before increasing their lead to as many as 29 enroute to the win.
Quinn finished 7-for-11 from behind the arc for 24 points, leading the Knights as he came off the bench. Zack Panebiano added 16, while teammates Tommy Eastman and Crockett each contributed 12.
Geneseo drained 11-of-27 from long range, eight alone in the second half as they hit 53.3% from downtown, getting 31 points from their bench play.
Morrisville State shot 39% from the floor in the contest, 40% in the second half.
The Mustangs return to the court next Wednesday, traveling to SUNY Cobleskill for the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opener.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.