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NJCU holds on for win over Morrisville State men

OSWEGO, N.Y. – New Jersey City University men’s basketball narrowly escaped Morrisville State College Saturday afternoon in the consolation round of the Oswego State tip-off tournament, picking up the 53-49 victory in Oswego.

Tied at the half, NJCU led by as many as 10 in the second half before Morrisville State cut into the double digit lead late in the period.

Morrisville State’s Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) hit a three with seconds to go to cut the lead to four, but the Mustangs ran out of time as NJCU notched the win.

Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) led Morrisville State with 14 points, grabbing six rebounds, while Gordon and Hodges Sneed (Syracuse, NY) each tallied 10 in the Mustang efforts, with Sneed grabbing nine boards.

Josh Lopez had 11 on the night to lead NJCU while Taquan Abdullah added eight points and two blocked shots to the team’s tallies.

Morrisville State (0-3) returns to the court Friday, December 4 at Clarkson University.

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.