Men's Basketball Nipped at the Buzzer by Oswego, 72-70

GENESEO N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior forward Jack Manke had a career-high 18 points and sophomore forward Tommy Eastman added his eighth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds, but it was Oswego who came away with the buzzer-beating victory, 72-70, on Friday night at Schrader Gymnasium.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Manke finished the first half with 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting while Eastman had eight points and eight rebounds in the opening period.
  • Oswego tied the game with 3:56 remaining in the first half, but Geneseo finished the frame on an 10-2 run to take a 37-29 lead into the halftime break.
  • On the opening possession of the second half, junior guard Zack Panebianco drilled a three to give the Knights an 11-point lead, their largest of the game.
  • Oswego battled back, using a 14-5 run to cut the lead to two points, 45-43, with 13:01 to play.
  • The Lakers took their first lead of the second half on a three-pointer, moving ahead 67-66 with 2:56 remaining.
  • Geneseo trailed by two with 1:19 to play, but Eastman collected an offensive rebound and finished a put-back, tying the game with 1:05 to go.
  • With 1.9 seconds on the clock and the score tied, Oswego senior guard Ian Schupp collected a loose ball off a full-court pass and flipped in a shot as time expired to give the visiting Lakers the win.

QUICK FACTS

  • Geneseo shot 52.2% (24-for-46) from the floor for the eighth time this season, moving to 7-1 in those games. 
  • Manke's previous career-high was a 17-point performance against Potsdam on January 20, 2017
  • The Knights outrebounded the Lakers, 33-24, but committed 14 turnovers while forcing just seven.
  • Geneseo has had its last two games decided by shots in the final seconds. The Knights won at the buzzer at Potsdam on Saturday, Jan. 20, when Panebianco hit a late game-winner.

WHAT'S NEXT

Geneseo returns to action Saturday (Jan. 27) when they face Cortland in a SUNYAC matchup at 3 p.m.