Kutztown University Athletics

01/22/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/22/2020 23:20

Men’s basketball rally falls short at Shippensburg Wednesday night

- The Kutztown University men's basketball team, looking for its second straight road win against a nationally-ranked opponent, had its second-half rally fall short in a 94-82 defeat at Shippensburg University Wednesday night at Heiges Field House in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East Division action. The Golden Bears (8-10 overall, 6-6 PSAC), who were victorious over No. 12 West Chester away from home in their last game, looked for back-to-back ranked wins on the road. The Raiders (15-3, 11-1) were receiving votes in the NABC Coaches Poll, but appeared at No. 22 in the D2SIDA rankings. KU's 82 points is the second-highest total that Shippensburg has given up this season and just the third team to eclipse 80 points this year. The Maroon and Gold tied a season-best with five different players record double-digits in scoring. For the first time this season, sophomore led his team in scoring, finishing with 16 points. It is the third consecutive game that Generett has finished in double-figures. The York native shot 7-for-12 from the floor and added three rebounds.
and each scored 14 points for the Golden Bears. Brake grabbed a career-high nine rebounds, while Butler added four rebounds and three assists as the duo were the only KU players to go over 30 minutes. Senior recorded 12 points and eight rebounds, and freshman tallied a career-high with 11 points, going perfect from the floor (4-for-4 overall, 1-of-1 from three and 2-2 from the free-throw line). Kutztown found itself tied with Shippensburg twice early in the first half, at 2-2 and 4-4, but never could take a lead throughout the contest. The Raiders used an 11-3 run over the final 3:23 of the first half to head into the locker rooms at halftime leading 48-35. Ship shot 70.4-percent (19-of-27) from the floor in the opening 20 minutes, and made it tough on the KU defense. Shippensburg's advantage hovered around the double-digit mark for the first 13-plus minutes of the second half, until Kutztown used an 11-3 run of its own in a 2:41 span to cut its deficit to just six points, 75-69, after a Brake three-pointer with 6:23 remaining. The Raiders went on an 8-0 run over the next 1:18, however, to retake its hold on the game and finish this one out.
finished with seven points and tied a season-high with two steals, while also dishing out two assists. contributed six points and four rebounds, hampered by foul trouble, and recorded two points, two rebounds and one assist. Kutztown concludes a three-game road trip when it travels to take on Shepherd University this Saturday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m., in a PSAC East matchup.