Men's Basketball Comes Up Short at Potsdam, 84-63

POTSDAM, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior guard Terrance Nichols scored 24 points as the Knights fell to State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) foe Potsdam, 84-63, on Friday night.


  • Nichols scored 10 of the Knights' first 16 points as the team took a 16-8 lead in the early going. Potsdam responded with a 10-0 run to tie the game, 18-18, with 9:05 to play in the first half.
  • The two teams traded buckets the rest of the period, but a pair of Nichols free throws put the Knights on top, 33-32, at the halftime break.
  • In the second half, Potsdam took the lead with 17:21 to play and began a 10-2 run. Senior forward Jack Manke hit a jumper to pull the Knights within six points, 50-44, but Potsdam outscored the Knights, 34-19, over the final 12 minutes to seal the win.


  • Nichols finished 7-for-11 from the floor, including 4-for-7 from behind the arc and 6-for-8 from the free throw line. Senior guard Zack Panebianco netted 14 points while Manke scored eight and grabbed nine rebounds.
  • The Knights outrebounded the Bears, 37-31, but committed 22 turnovers while forcing Potsdam into 13.
  • Geneseo has had seven individual 20-point performances this season. Nichols recorded his team-leading third of the season, while Panebianco and first-year guard Michael Gannon have each posted two. 


Geneseo will travel to Plattsburgh to face the Cardinals on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.