Lions to Host Waynesburg for Non-Conference Action Saturday Night

Lions to Host Waynesburg for Non-Conference Action Saturday Night

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team plays host to the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets on Saturday at 7 p.m. for another non-conference contest.

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Behrend News & Notes:
* The Lions captured a win on Wednesday in their season opener over Thiel, 74-51
* PJ Gourley (Butler, PA/Knoch) was dominant as he was 10-for-12 from the field, totaling 25 points and eight total rebounds
* Kenny Fukon (Cranberry Twp., PA/Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic) finished one rebound shy of a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds
* The starting five contributed heavily in the win, having all but five points
* In 2019-20, Behrend went 5-4 in non-conference play

Waynesburg News & Notes:
* The Yellow Jackets dropped their season opener on Tuesday, 45-42, at home against Oberlin
* Waynesburg was selected to finish seventh out of 10 teams in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) preseason poll
* Matt Popeck was listed as a player to watch within the conference this season after being named a  2020-21 All-PAC Honorable Mention
* Popeck opened the year collecting 13 points and six rebounds in game one
* Head Coach Tim Fusina is in his third season at the helm and has an overall record of 9-27

Series History:
* This is the 41st meeting all-time between the two teams
* Behrend holds the advantage in the series with a 27-13 record over Waynesburg
* The Lions have won the last two games, most recently defeating the Jackets 62-57 on December 30, 2019

Schedule Change
December 23, 2021 Schedule Change