UR to open against SUNY Geneseo in Wendy’s College Classic

We’re on a bit of a hiatus for UR men’s basketball home games- they won’t have another contest in the Palestra until 12/7 against Hamilton College- but the 4-1 Yellow Jackets will play SUNY Geneseo tonight at 6pm in the opening round of the Wendy’s College Classic. The game is set to take place on a neutral court at SUNY Brockport.

Courtesy of UR Sports Information Department

The Wendy’s College Classic is an annual event which matches eight Rochester-area colleges in a single-elimination, bracket-format tournament. Here is the schedule for the #12-ranked UR men, courtesy of the UR Sports Information Department:

Wednesday
At Brockport
6 pm - Rochester vs. SUNY Geneseo
8 pm - Roberts Wesleyan vs. SUNY Brockport

At Nazareth
6 pm – St. John Fisher vs. Hobart
8 pm – Nazareth vs. RIT

Friday
Semifinals at RIT
6 pm – Hobart/St. John Fisher winner vs.Brockport/Roberts Wesleyan winner.
8 pm – Rochester/Geneseo winner vs. Nazareth/RIT winner.

Consolations at St. John Fisher
6 pm – Rochester/Geneseo loser vs. RIT/Nazareth loser
8 pm – Hobart/St. John Fisher loser vs. Brockport/Roberts loser

Saturday
at RIT
3 pm – Third Place – Semifinal losers
8 pm – Championship – Semifinal winners

At  Roberts Wesleyan
1 pm – Seventh Place – Consolation losers
3 pm – Fifth Place – Consolation winners

The Geneseo Blue Knights are currently 0-3 on the year and are led by 6’4 sophomore forward Jordan Jones, a local product out of nearby McQuaid Jesuit Prep in Rochester. Jones is averaging a whopping 19.7 points per game to go along with 4.3 rebounds per game.

If UR can effectively shut down Jones, the ‘Jackets should leave Brockport with an easy win, considering only one other player on the Knights’ roster averages double-digit points (6’6 freshman forward James McKenna: 12.7 points per game).

Mulberg covers UR men’s basketball for Campus Times’ official basketball blog, The Jackets’ Nest. Follow him on twitter at @nmulb.

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