The Knights assembled a 17-4 run to close the first half, but Buffalo State still carried a slight 32-31 lead into the intermission. Geneseo took the lead for good at 40-39 with 15:28 remaining, and extended the lead to as many as nine. Buffalo State closed the gap to 60-59 with 12 seconds remaining, but Geneseo hit a pair of free throws to ice the win.
Gina Apa (Buffalo/McKinley) and Toya Parks (Brooklyn/MLK) led a balanced Buffalo State offense with 11 points each. Annie Verdino paced Geneseo with 27 points and 12 rebounds.
Buffalo State will visit first-place Cortland in another conference match-up on Saturday.