Nichols' Big Night Not Enough As Men's Basketball Falls to Thiel, 69-54

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - SUNY Geneseo junior guard Terrance Nichols scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the Knights as they fell to Thiel, 69-54, in the Buzz Ridl Tournament, hosted by Westminster (Pa.). 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Thiel opened the game on an 8-0 run before Nichols sunk the Knights' first field goal at the 3:55 mark to make it 8-3. 
  • The Bobcats led by as many as 15 points in the first half, but Geneseo closed the period on a 14-8 run to cut the deficit to 31-22 at halftime. 
  • First-year guard Michael Gannon opened the second half with a three-pointer to cut the lead to six points, but it was as close as the Knights would draw to the Bobcats. 
  • Thiel used a 29-16 run to extend their lead and closed out the Knights. 

QUICK FACTS

  • Nichols shot 8-for-15 from the floor, including 4-for-9 from beyond the arc and 5-for-5 from the foul line.
  • Sophomore forward Joseph Harclerode III recorded a team-high three blocks while first-year guard Elijah Wingfield registered a squad-best three steals. 
  • Geneseo outrebounded Thiel, 46-45, but committed 21 turnovers while forcing the Bobcats into 10. 

WHAT'S NEXT? 

The Knights will return to action on Saturday when they face host Westminster (Pa.) at 2:00 p.m.