Lions Host Tartans for First Contest of 2022

Lions Host Tartans for First Contest of 2022

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team resumes play following the holiday break on Sunday with a home tilt against the Carnegie Mellon Tartans for a 2 p.m. tip.

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Behrend News & Notes:
* This is the Lions first contest since defeating the Medaille Mavericks on December 11
* PJ Gourley (Butler, PA/Knoch) led the team in scoring, tallying 19 points while collecting four rebounds
* Kenny Fukon (Cranberry Twp., PA/Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic) had a season-high 14 boards and continued his double-digit scoring streak, having 14 points
* Fukon currently sits at 906 career points
* Behrend is 11th in NCAA Division III in scoring defense, allowing just 60.9 points per game
* The Lions are currently on a season high four-game winning streak

Carnegie Mellon News & Notes:
* The Tartans are riding a five-game winning streak with an overall record of 6-2
* On November 10, 2021, Carnegie Mellon defeated La Roche in overtime, 103-102
* The Tartans have eclipsed the 100-point mark three times this season, each time resulting in a victory
* Four players have scoring averages in double-digits including RJ Holmes with a team-leading 17.8 points per game
* Sean Oberman leads Carnegie Mellon in three-point shooting (15-41) while scoring 13.0 points per contest

Series History:
* Behrend leads the series with a 9-4 record over the Tartans dating back to the 1984-85 season
* The Lions held a seven-game winning streak from 2012-2019
* Carnegie Mellon snapped the streak the last time the two met with the Lions on the losing end of a 69-66 decision

Schedule Change
December 23, 2021 Schedule Change