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Buffalo State rolls to win over Morrisville State men

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo State College men’s basketball team raced out to a 19-point halftime lead and never looked back as they rolled to a 73-46 win over Morrisville State College Friday night in Buffalo.

Buffalo State shot 46.8% from the floor on the night with Antonio Speed leading the Bengals with 19 points on the night, hitting 8-of-10 shots from the floor, adding eight rebounds to his tallies. AJ White added 12 points and three assists in the conference win.

Morrisville State’s Andre Simon (Brooklyn, NY) and Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) each tallied 11 points in the loss for the Mustangs, Simon adding seven boards and Gordon three steals. Elonzo Wilson (Syracuse, NY) added eight points and six boards off the bench for Morrisville, dishing out four assists on the night.

Morrisville State (1-10, 0-5 SUNYAC) returns to the court tomorrow afternoon at Fredonia State. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Fredonia.

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.