GENESEO, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo men's basketball team begins its season on Tuesday, Nov. 12 when they host Rochester at 7:00 p.m. Here's six things you need to know about the Knights in 2019-20.
TERRANCE AND TERENCE
Senior guard Terrance Nichols and Terence Rogers each return as captains this season after leading the Knights in minutes per game in 2018-19. Nichols led the team with 15.7 points per game while Rogers posted a team-best 4.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
GANNON AT THE READY
Sophomore guard Michael Gannon returns as the Knights' second-leading scorer. In his first-year campaign, Gannon averaged 8.1 points per game, including a career-high 23-point performance at New Paltz (Jan. 12) and a 21-point game at Fredonia (Jan. 8).
COMING BACK STRONGER
Returning to the squad alongside Gannon, Nichols and Rogers are five more returners from a year ago. Sophomore Elijah Wingfield, juniors Alex Merhige, Joe Harclerode and Justin Leonard along with senior Sean Crowley round out the experienced Knights on the roster.
WELCOME TO THE BIG SHOW
Geneseo brings in eight newcomers to the 2019-20 roster as first-years Kevin Ranaghan, Harrison Dignan, Raymond Grabowski, Cole Kattan, Aaron Davis and Sean Casey, as well as sophomore newcomer Tim Alejo and sophomore transfer Jackson Gonseth (Rhodes) will debut as Knights this season.
RUNNING THEM OFF THE LINE
The Knights allowed opponent just 73.9 points per game, fourth-lowest in the SUNYAC, while they held opponents to just 32.4% shooting from three-point range. Opponents attempted 691 three-pointers against the Knights in 2018-19, converting only 224 of them, as Geneseo boasted the third-best three-point shooting percentage in the league.
WHO GOT NEXT?
Geneseo opens the season on Tuesday against Rochester before they travel to Gettyburg, Pa. to compete in the Gettysburg College Tip-Off Tournament, facing Wilson on Friday, Nov. 15 and either Gettysburg or Southern Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Knights open conference play against Cortland on Friday, Dec. 6 and Oswego on Saturday, Dec. 7, capping four-straight home games to close the fall semester. Geneseo with six of its final eight conference games on the road.