• Bears rally for 84-82 victory over Hawks in season finale
    February 18, 2017
    NEW PALTZ, N.Y.--The SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (3-22, 2-16 SUNYAC) finished up its season in spectacular fashion by defeating the SUNY New Paltz Hawks (1-23, 0-18) 84-82 in overtime. Sophomore guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) led the way for the Bears, dropping 28 points. He hit seven 3-pointers on the day. Onabor also contributed six rebounds and three assists. Freshman guard Danny Delsol-Lowry (Queens, N.Y./Queens High School of Teaching) contributed a double-double to the Bears effort with a career high 20 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Bears bow to Red Dragons on the road
    February 17, 2017
    ONEONTA, N.Y.—The SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (2-22, 1-16 SUNYAC) was defeated by SUNY Oneonta (14-9, 11-5) 93-63 on Friday night. Sophomore guard Dante Langley (Schuylerville, N.Y./Schuylerville) led the way for the Bears with 17 points and five rebounds. Freshman guard Jayquan Thomas (Hollis, N.Y./Richmond Hill) had 15 points for the Bears to go along with a block and three steals.
  • Plattsburgh accuracy topples Bears
    February 10, 2017
    POTSDAM, N.Y.—Plattsburgh State (11-11, 7-9 SUNYAC) shot over 50 percent from the floor to down the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (2-21, 1-15) 99-78 on Friday night at Jerry Welsh Gymnasium. Freshman guard Danny Desol-Lowry (Queens, N.Y./Queens H.S. of Teaching) led the Bears with 13 points, four assists and two steals. Sophomore guard Dante Langley (Schuylerville, N.Y./Schuylerville) scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) also scored 11 points and freshman guard Jayquan Thomas (Hollis, N.Y./Richmond Hill) finished with 10 points. Sophomore forward Jonathan Patron (Huntington, N.Y./Harborfields) had a game-high 36 points and 15 boards for the Cardinals.
  • Roos pull away in second half for win over Bears
    February 07, 2017
    CANTON, N.Y.—After a back-and-forth first half, SUNY Canton (13-8) pulled away from the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (2-20) in the second for an 86-62 victory on Tuesday night. Sophomore guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Prep) led the Bears with 25 points, seven rebounds and two blocks and fellow sophomore guard Dante Langley (Schuylerville, N.Y./Schuylerville) scored 12 points.
  • Delsol-Lowry sharp as Bears bow to Red Dragons
    February 04, 2017
    CORTLAND, N.Y.-- Freshman guard Danny Delsol-Lowry (Queens, N.Y./Queens High School of Teaching) recorded a career-high 18 points and five assists, in the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team's (2-19, 1-14 SUNYAC) 84-64 loss to SUNY Cortland (15-6, 10-4 SUNYAC) on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) came off the bench and scored 15 points, while sophomore forward Serigne Kane (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Prep) had 10 points and seven rebounds.
  • Bears fall at Oswego
    February 03, 2017
    OSWEGO, N.Y.—Four Bears reached double digits for the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (2-18, 1-12 SUNYAC), but Oswego State (16-4, 12-1) captured a 93-60 win on Friday night. Freshman guard Danny Delsol-Lowry (Queens, N.Y./Queens High School of Teaching) led Potsdam with 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Sophomore guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) scored 12 points and grabbed six boards, while sophomore forwards Dante Langley (Schuylerville, N.Y./Schuylerville) and Serigne Kane (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Prep) each finished with 10.
  • Red Dragons pull away from Bears in second half
    January 28, 2017
    POTSDAM, N.Y.- Strong second half lifted SUNY Oneonta (11-8, 8-4 SUNYAC) over the SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball (2-17, 1-12 SUNYAC) Saturday afternoon 97-71 at Jerry Welsh Gymnasium. Sophomore forward Serigne Kane (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Prep) led the Bears with team-highs in points with 17 and rebounds with six. Senior forward Mikey McElroy () finished with 21 points, while graduate student guard Frankie Kelly (Brewster, N.Y./Kennedy Catholic) recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 assists and added four steals.
  • Clutch shooting lifts Potsdam to victory on Bear Pride Night
    January 27, 2017
    POTSDAM, N.Y.- SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball (2-16, 1-11 SUNYAC) defeated SUNY New Paltz (1-16, 0-11 SUNYAC) on Bear Pride Night 73-68 at Jerry Welsh Gymnasium. Freshman guard Jayquan Thomas (Hollis, N.Y./Richmond Hill) led the Bears with 17 points and three steals. Junior guard Dylan Balducci (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massepequa) had game-high 18 points for the Hawks.
  • Brockport runs past Potsdam
    January 21, 2017
    BROCKPORT, N.Y.- Strong first half lifts College at Brockport (14-3, 9-1 SUNYAC) over the SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball team (1-15, 0-10 SUNYAC) 92-62 on Saturday afternoon. Freshman guard Danny Delsol-Lowry (Queens, N.Y./Queens H.S. of Teaching) recorded his second double-double of his early career with 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bears. Hamed Shamseldin finished with 19 points and Marcus Blythers had a team-high nine rebounds and 15 points on the Golden Knights’ side.
  • Blue Knights top Bears
    January 20, 2017
    POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Geneseo (11-5, 6-3 SUNYAC) defeated the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-14, 0-9) 80-60 on Friday night in SUNYAC play. Sophomore guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) led the Bears with 15 points. Sophomore forward Serigne Kane (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Prep) had 12 points and six rebounds and freshman guard Jayquan Thomas (Hollis, N.Y./Richmond Hill) scored 10 points and grabbed three boards.
  • Oswego holds off Bears, 86-76
    January 14, 2017
    POTSDAM, N.Y.- Oswego State (11-4, 7-1 SUNYAC) topped the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-13, 0-8 SUNYAC) Saturday afternoon 86-76. Sophomore guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) led the Bears with 20 points and freshman forward Kristoff Saunders (Queens, N.Y./Queens H.S. of Teaching) had a team-high seven rebounds and 12 points. Senior guard Brian Sortino (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) finished with 22 points for the Lakers, while fellow senior Keith Tyson (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger) grabbed a game-high eight boards and 16 points.
  • Red Dragons' long range shooting tops Bears
    January 13, 2017
    POTSDAM, N.Y.- The SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball team (1-12, 0-7 SUNYAC) fell to SUNY Cortland (10-4, 5-2 SUNYAC) 82-56 on Friday night at Jerry Welsh Gymnasium. Freshman guard Jayquan Thomas (Hollis, N.Y./Richmond Hill) had a game-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bears. For the Red Dragons, sophomore forward Zach Lydon (Elizaville, N.Y./Stissing Mountain) finished with 15 points.
  • Blue Devils edge Bears late, 70-61
    January 07, 2017
    POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Fredonia (6-7, 3-3 SUNYAC) used free throws in the final minutes to defeat the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-11, 0-6) 70-61 on Saturday afternoon. Freshman guard Jayquan Thomas (Hollis, N.Y./Richmond Hill) led the Bears with 17 points, four rebounds and three assists. Blue Devils junior guard Dante Williams (Buffalo, N.Y./Hutch Tech) had a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double.
  • Buffalo State runs past Potsdam
    January 06, 2017
    POTSDAM, N.Y.—Buffalo State (8-3, 2-3 SUNYAC) used a big first half to down the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-10, 0-5) 91-62 on Friday evening. Sophomore guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./North Side Charter) posted his first career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds and freshman guard Jayquan Thomas (Hollis, N.Y./Richmond Hill) scored 15 to lead the Bears. Senior guard Jordan Glover (Buffalo, N.Y./St. Joe's) had a game-high 22 points and five assists for the Bengals and senior forward Lovell Smith (Buffalo, N.Y./McKinley) scored 15 to break the thousand-point plateau for his career.
  • Lycoming hands Potsdam loss
    December 18, 2016
    WILLIAMSPORT, P.A.- Lycoming College (10-1) took down the SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball team (1-9) 86-64 Saturday afternoon at Lamade Gymnasium to close out the Lycoming Crosstown Challenge. Sophomore guard Sergne Kane (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Prep) fell short of a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bears. Nyk King put up 17 points and five boards in the win for the Warriors.
  • Potsdam falls short against Nazareth in 87-79 loss
    December 17, 2016
    WILLIAMSPORT, P.A.- Despite a strong offensive performance from freshman guard Jayquan Thomas (Hollis, N.Y./Richmond Hill), the SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball team (1-8) fell to Nazareth College (5-3) 87-79 to open the Lycoming Crosstown Challenge at Lamade Gymnasium. Thomas led both teams and had a career-high 33 points in the loss, while Tyler Stenglein led the Golden Flyers with 18 points and seven rebounds.
  • Geneseo outlasts men’s basketball, 88-78
    December 10, 2016
    POTSDAM, N.Y.—Sophomore guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) scored 17 of his 28 points in the second half, but SUNY Geneseo (6-3, 3-1 SUNYAC) held off the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-7, 0-4) 88-78 on Saturday afternoon. Freshman guard Danny Delsol-Lowry (Queens, N.Y./Queens H.S. of teaching) and sophomore forward Dante Langley (Schuylerville, N.Y./Schuylerville) each scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds.
  • Brockport handles Bears
    December 09, 2016
  • Golden Knights pull away from Bears
    December 06, 2016
    POTSDAM, N.Y.- The SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball team (1-5) fell to Clarkson University 74-59 Tuesday night at Jerry Welsh Gymnasium. Sophomore guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) led the Bears with 18 points and Golden Knights’ senior forward Drew Zlogar (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) had a game-high 19 points.
  • Bengals pull away from Bears in second half
    December 03, 2016
    BUFFALO, N.Y.—Buffalo State (5-1, 1-1 SUNYAC) shook off an early deficit and had a big second half to down the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-4, 0-2) 91-67 in SUNYAC play on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore guard Dante Langley (Schuylerville, N.Y./Schuylerville) led the Bears with 23 points and three steals. Freshmen guards Jayquan Thomas (Hollis, N.Y./Richmond Hill) and Danny Delsol-Lowry (Queens, N.Y./Queens High School of Teaching) had 13 and 10 points, respectively.
  • Bears bow to Blue Devils in SUNYAC opener
    December 02, 2016
    FREDONIA, N.Y.—SUNY Fredonia (3-3, 1-0 SUNYAC) defeated the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-3, 0-1) 79-59 at Steele Hall on Friday night in the SUNYAC opener. Sophomore forward Dante Langley (Schuylerville, N.Y./Schuylerville) and junior guard Kevin Baksh (Queens, N.Y./Richmond Hill) led the Bears with nine points each, while sophomore forward Serigne Kane (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Prep) had five points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
  • Bears, Bechtel grab first win of the season
    November 19, 2016
    POTSDAM, N.Y.- The SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-2) defeated St. Joseph Brooklyn College (0-2) 85-68 on Saturday afternoon in the consolation game of the North Country Invitational. The victory was the first of new Potsdam head coach Jim Bechtel's career. Sophomore guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) was named to the all-tournament team and recorded a career-high 32 points to lead the Bears in the victory, while adding eight rebounds. Aaron Parra and Anthony Iglesias each finished with nine points for St. Joe's.
  • Fighting Scots rally past Bears for 87-72 win
    November 18, 2016
    POTSDAM, N.Y.—Gordon College (2-0) rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (0-2) 87-72 at Clarkson University on Friday night in the first round of the North Country Invitational. Senior captain Josh Blagrove (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Ford) led the Bears with 16 points and seven boards and freshman guard Jayquan Thomas (Hollis, N.Y./Richmond Hill) added 15 points. Garrisson Duvivier scored a game-high 22 points and dished out five assists for the Fighting Scots, while Sam Johnson recorded a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
  • Bears snare a pair
    April 29, 2016
    SUNY Potsdam announced new coaches for both basketball programs. James Bechtel moves over from nearby SUNY-Canton for the men's post and former Cortland stand out Brittany Cohen will coach the women.
  • Bechtel named Bears men’s basketball coach
    April 29, 2016
    POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Potsdam Athletic Director James Zalacca has announced James Bechtel as the Bears men's basketball program's 10th head coach. Bechtel comes to SUNY Potsdam after building a strong program at SUNY Canton. He has NCAA Division I, II and III experience.
  • Dobbs done after 1-24 season at Potsdam
    March 02, 2016
    Sherry Dobbs is out after 13 seasons as the men's basketball head coach at SUNY Potsdam following his team's 1-24 result this season.
  • Bears fall to Cardinals
    February 17, 2016
    POTSDAM, N.Y.- Plattsburgh State (19-4, 14-2 SUNYAC) defeated SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball team (1-22, 1-15 SUNYAC) Wednesday night 93-62. Sophomore forward Josh Blagrove (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Ford) and freshman guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) both led the Bears with 12 points. Xavier Thomas led the Cardinals with 15 points and nine rebounds including 11 for 11 from the free throw line, while Edward Correa added 14 points.
  • Cortland upends Bears on Senior Day
    February 13, 2016
    POTSDAM, N.Y.—SUNY Cortland (16-7, 10-6 SUNYAC) spoiled Senior Day for the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-21, 1-14) with an 87-71 victory at Jerry Welsh Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. Seniors Joe Estramonte (Greenwich, N.Y./Greenwich) and Mitch Lamerson (Dansville, N.Y./Dansville) led the Bears with 24 and 14 points, while freshmen Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) and Serigne Kane (Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Prep) contributed 15 and 13.
  • Strong second half lifts Lakers over Bears
    February 12, 2016
    POTSDAM, N.Y.- Oswego State (16-6, 9-6 SUNYAC) holds off the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-20, 1-13 SUNYAC) Friday night 80-69 at Jerry Welsh Gymnasium. The Bears were led by sophomore forward Josh Blagrove (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Ford) with 18 points. The Lakers were led by senior guard Kyle Covley (Fairport, N.Y./Penfield) with 23 points and junior forward Keith Tyson (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger) recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Buffalo State runs past Potsdam
    January 30, 2016
    POTSDAM, N.Y.- Strong scoring from Buffalo State (12-7, 6-6 SUNYAC) led the Bengals over the SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team (1-17, 1-10 SUNYAC) Saturday evening with a score of 105-61. Freshman guard Nosa Onabor (Brooklyn, N.Y./Northside Charter) finished with 17 points to lead the Bears, while Lovell Smith was 12-14 from the floor with 26 points.
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