CLEVELAND, OH – The SUNY Geneseo Knights men’s basketball team handily defeated Rose-Hulman’s Fightin’ Engineers 73-57 in the consolation game of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial Tournament Saturday evening.
Senior forward Gordon Lyons‘ commanding performance was a key component of the Knights victory. He scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, as well as adding 5 assists. First year guard Kevin Crockett scored 17 points, shooting a perfect 3-3 from 3-point range. First year guard Charlie Zaepfel did not score but did contribute 5 assists in his first start for the Knights.
“I thought we executed our offense as well as we have in some time going back to last year,” said head coach Steve Minton. “I was pleased with how we shot the ball this weekend, especially from long-range. Everything about how we played today was just a little bit better than it was last night with our execution. We were also more consistent defensively, only giving up 26 points in the first half which staked us to a good lead.”
The Knights shot much better overall, making 52.0% of their shots while Rose-Hulman struggled from the field and made only 29.0% of their field goals. The Knights also distributed the ball much better than the Fightin’ Engineers. The Knights racked up 21 assists to the Engineers 10.
The SUNY Geneseo men’s basketball team will play their next game away at Morrisville on Tuesday, November 25 at 7p.m.
Photo Caption: Senior forward Gordon Lyons, courtesy of Geneseo Athletics.