Men's Basketball Downed by Alfred, 86-75

ALFRED, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior guard Kevin Crockett scored a team-high 15 points while sophomore forward Tommy Eastman added 14 points and nine rebounds, but it was host Alfred taking down the Knights, 86-75, Tuesday night.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Geneseo put together a 10-0 run, including back-to-back three-pointers by junior guard Quinn Carey, to build a 14-7 lead with 12:26 on the first half clock.
  • The Knights held an 18-15 lead at 10:20, but the Saxons went on a 16-5 run over the next six minutes to forge a 31-21 edge.
  • An old-fashioned three-point play by Geneseo senior point guard Charlie Zaepfel kicked off an 11-4 run that pulled the visitors within three, 35-32, at halftime.
  • The Saxon lead ballooned to 49-34 in the first three minutes of the second half during a 14-2 run that included four three-pointers.
  • Geneseo battled back within nine, 64-55, on a pair of free throws by sophomore forward Sean Crowley at 9:05, but Alfred re-took a 15-point edge, 71-56, with six minutes left in regulation.
  • The Knights got back within nine on two other occasions down the stretch, but it was the hot-shooting Saxons, riding a 15-of-30 performance from three-point range, that earned the victory.

QUICK FACTS

  • Junior guard Zack Panebianco finished with 13 points, while Carey netted 12 for the Knights
  • Geneseo converted a season-high 24 free throws, while Alfred was whistled for 31 personal fouls. 
  • The Knights out-rebounded the Saxons, 42-32, but recorded only 12 assists while Alfred posted 21. 

WHAT'S NEXT

Geneseo hits the road to kick off the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) portion of the 2017-18 slate, taking on host Oneonta on Friday (Dec. 1) at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to New Paltz on Saturday (Dec. 2) for a 3:30 p.m. tip-off.