WOOSTER, Ohio -- Dickinson knocked-down 10 3-pointers, nine in the second half, to rally past Geneseo State 83-76 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Friday night. The Red Devils' 10 3-pointers break the school record by reaching 218 on the season.
The Red Devils struck first and led until the midpoint of the first half. Geneseo took its first lead of the contest at the 10:47 mark, 17-16, on jumper from Gordon Lyons. Geneseo stretched the lead to five as Andy Drescher buried a 3-pointer with 9:42 on the clock.
Drescher hit another three to give the Knights a 10-point lead, and Lyons hit a jumper to put Geneseo up 37-27 with 2:38 remaining in the half.
The Red Devils cut the lead to five at the break, as Geneseo held a 37-32 advantage.
Sophomore Brandon Angradi led a long range assault in the second half, triggered by and old fashion 3-point play.
The Red Devils took control of the game, connecting on five consecutive 3-pointers to take a 69-58 lead, with 6:09 on the clock.
The Knights continued to battle but three-pointers from Honig and Angradi, gave Dickinson a 77-71 lead, with 1:23 left to play. Senior co-captains Honig and Tucker Landy combined to hit six free throws in the final 48 seconds to secure the win.
Angradi sank five 3-pointers, all in the second half to finish with 18 points on the night. Honig led the Red Devils with a game-high 24 points, adding five rebounds and four assists.
Gerry Wixted reached double-figures with 13 points. Landy tallied eight points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals in another strong outing.
Tom McInerney scored nine points and pulled down six rebounds, in just 11 minutes of action. Steve Collins scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds.
Lyons led Geneseo with 23 points. Drescher added 16 as five Knights reached double-figures. The Knights finish the season 21-7.
The Red Devils win a school record, 22nd game to improve to 22-6 on the season. They advance to Saturday's second round match-up with the winner of No. 8 Wooster and Saint Vincent.