RIT remains winless in league play after loss

Courtesy of RITathletics.com

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — The RIT (3-10, 0-6 Liberty League) men’s basketball team was defeated 70-59 Friday evening in Liberty League action at league leader Skidmore College (8-4, 6-0 Liberty League).

RIT shot 33.3 percent from the floor on 21-of-63 shooting. The Tigers made 5-of-16 from beyond the arc, and went 12-of-17 from the foul line. Marcell Davis (Buffalo, NY/St. Joseph’s Institute) led the Tigers with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Curtis Nesbit (Woodbridge, NJ/Woodbridge)tied his career high, tallying 14 points and Will Atkinson (Orchard Park, NY/Canisius) chipped in nine points.

Edvinus Rupkus led Skidmore with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Noah Meren tallied 21 points and had nine rebounds, while Greg Skoric finished with 13 points for the Thoroughbreds who shot 39.6 percent from the floor.

RIT led 26-24 at halftime, shooting 30.6 percent from the floor in the opening half. Davis led the Tigers with six points and five rebounds, while Atkinson tallied five points. Matt Anderson (Bennington, VT/Mt. Anthony Union) and Master Rashford each had buckets in the closing seconds of the first half to give the Tigers the lead at the break.

Michael Young (Brooklyn, NY/Nazareth Regional) gave RIT a 38-37 lead, making one-of-two free throws at the 14:53 mark of the second half. The Thoroughbreds outscored the Tigers 33-21 the rest of the way to win by 11.

RIT returns to action on Saturday, January 12 when the Tigers play at Vassar College at 4 p.m.

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