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Morrisville State men's basketball hands Wells College upset, nets 72-71 victory

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College’s Andrew VanDyke (Bronx, NY) converted a lay-up with four seconds remaining to lift the Mustangs to a 72-71 upset victory over Wells College Wednesday night in Morrisville.

Wells College held the 32-31 advantage at the half and led by as many as five in the second, but Morrisville State forced two costly turnovers in the final 10 seconds of the contest that proved to be the difference in the game.

Kyle Gordon (Riverhead, NY) led Morrisville State with 17 points and eight rebounds, as teammates Ron Tarver (Utica, NY) and Hodges Sneed (Syracuse, NY) each added 14, with Tarver and Sneed combining for 23 in the second half. Bryan Eddy (Brooklyn, NY) netted a second straight double-double performance, recording 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds (seven offensive) in the win.

Wells College’s Darrel Bullock (Chicago, IL) led all scorers with 18 on the night, as teammate Jarrell Williams (Bronx, NY) added 15. Andre Sawyers (Bronx, NY) and Matt Duffy (Huntington, NY) each netted 12 and 11, respectively.

Morrisville State improves to 4-9 overall and returns to the court Saturday at Penn State Harrisburg for a 3 p.m. tip-off.

Wells drops to 10-5 overall and will be on the road at Keuka on Saturday.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 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.