News Center

Back to News Center

Morrisville State men fall short, Buffalo State picks up 78-71 win; Mozelle nets 1000th career point

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s basketball team fell short Saturday afternoon as Buffalo State battled back from a seven point deficit at halftime to claim the 78-71 SUNYAC win in Morrisville.

Buffalo State’s Jamar Gray (Rochester, NY) led all scorers with 29 points, shooting 10-of-17 from the floor including three tre’s as teammate Dion Mozelle (Rego Park, NY) added 15, grabbing 11 rebounds.

Mozelle netted his 1000th career point early in the second half on a free throw, becoming just the 18th player in Buffalo State basketball history to reach the scoring milestone.

Neal Wilkins (Middletown, NY) added 15 points to the Bengals tallies, hitting 5-of-9 from behind the arc.

Morrisville State’s Taylor Foster (White Plains, NY) came off the bench to lead the Mustangs with 19 points, four tre’s. Dodrick Spencer (Brooklyn, NY) added 13 and Wesley Jackson (Utica, NY) 12 to the Morrisville State tallies as Terrell Armstead (Flushing, NY) and Joe McCants (Bronx, NY) each netted ten. Spencer added nine boards and dished out six assists.

Morrisville State led 41-34 at the half.

The Mustangs (4-10, 1-7 SUNYAC) return to the court on Tuesday at Oswego, tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Oswego. Buffalo State (5-9, 3-5 SUNYAC) returns to the court Friday, hosting Geneseo at 8 p.m.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.