Men's Basketball Erases 15-Point Second Half Deficit, But Falls to Cortland, 74-65

CORTLAND, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior guard Terrance Nichols scored a team-high 17 points as the Knights erased a 15-point second half deficit but still fell, 74-65, to host Cortland in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) play on Saturday.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The two teams traded baskets for the first four minutes, but the Red Dragons opened up a 19-12 lead with 10:37 left in the half after a 12-5 run.
  • Geneseo drew back to within four points as sophomore forward Joseph Harclerode III sunk a pair of foul shots to make it 22-18 with 8:21 to go in the first, but the Red Dragons pulled away before the half to take a 34-25 lead into the break.
  • Trailing by as many as 15 points in the second half, the Knights chipped away at the lead. Back-to-back three-pointers by senior guard Zack Panebianco and Harclerode capped an 18-4 run and gave the Knights a 59-58 lead with 5:49 to go.
  • Cortland responded with an 11-2 run down the stretch, as the Knights fell to the host Red Dragons.

QUICK FACTS

  • Harclerode finished with a collegiate-best seven points and career-high 12 rebounds while Panebianco scored 12 and junior guard Terence Rogers added 10.
  • Nichols sunk a career-high five three-pointers, as the team converted a season-high 11 triples.
  • The Knights outrebounded Cortland, 40-37, including 16 offensive rebounds.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Geneseo will return home to face Potsdam in another SUNYAC battle on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.