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Morrisville State men's basketball picks up first win of season

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s basketball team picked up their first win of the season Saturday afternoon, topping host Medger Evers College 59-50 in Brooklyn.

Freshman center Matt Schwartz (Commack, NY) recorded his first collegiate double-double, leading Morrisville State with a ten point, ten rebound performance for the non-conference win. Sophomore Andre Simon (Brooklyn, NY) added nine points and 11 boards.

The Mustangs shot 41 percent from the floor in the second half to pull away with the win after leading 32-30 at the half.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. 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 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. 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 offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.