Men's Basketball to Battle Medaille on Saturday

Men's Basketball to Battle Medaille on Saturday

ERIE, Pa – The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team hosts the Medaille Mavericks for an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) showdown in the Junker Center on Saturday for a 4 p.m. tip.

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Behrend News & Notes:
* Last time out, the Lions clinched their third consecutive victory with a win over Fredonia (79-64)
* PJ Gourley (Butler, PA/Knoch) collected his third double-double of the season with a team-leading 21 points and 10 boards
* Gourley has scored in double-figures in every game besides one this season and currently sits second in the AMCC in rebounds per game (9.0)
* Kenny Fukon (Cranberry Twp., PA/Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic) extended his double-digit scoring streak to eight games, tallying 15 points against the Blue Devils
* Behrend had its best game of the season from beyond the arc, sinking 53.6 percent of shots from three-point range on Wednesday
* The Lions are 16th in NCAA Division III in scoring defense, allowing 61.4 points per game
* Offensively, Behrend averages 71.9 points per contest and 78.0 against conference opponents

Medaille News & Notes:
* The Mavericks are 3-4 overall and dropped their conference opener to Penn State Altoona last weekend (95-69)
* Rodney Graves and Kendall McGill carry the weight of the offense, averaging 19.3 and 15.2 points per game, respectively
* Graves is fourth in the conference in scoring average and had a career-high 42 points against Cazenovia, the third highest single-game total in Medaille history
* The Mavs are allowing the third most points per game in the AMCC with a mark of 85.3
* Medaille Hall of Famer, Keith Hack is in his second official season as the Mavs bench boss

Series History:
* Behrend and Medaille have met on 45 different occasions
* The Lions hold the advantage in the series with a record of 34-11 over the Mavericks
* The last eight matchups, including twice in the AMCC Semifinals have resulted in a Behrend victory
* Last matchup occurred on February 12, 2020 with the Lions claiming an 81-74 victory at home

Schedule Change
December 23, 2021 Schedule Change