Men's Basketball Set For Round Two With Medaille on Saturday

Men's Basketball Set For Round Two With Medaille on Saturday

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team will head north on I-90 this weekend for their second Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) tilt with the Medaille Mavericks. The Lions defeated the Mavs in their first meeting by a decision of 61-57. Game time is 4 p.m. with no spectators allowed inside the Kevin I. Sullivan Center.

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Behrend News & Notes:
* Behrend has not played since their win over Mt. Aloysius on January 22 (80-65)
* PJ Gourley (Butler, PA/Knoch) was named AMCC Player of the Week for the second consecutive week
* Over the last four games, Gourley is carrying a scoring average of 22.5 while averaging 8.75 rebounds per game
* Gourley currently sits seventh in the conference with a mark of 17.5 points per game
* Last time out, Seth Myers (Erie, PA/General McLane) set a career high in points, tallying 19 in the win over the Mounties while shooting 4-for-6 from three-point range
* In their previous meeting with Medaille, Behrend was held to their second lowest point total on the season despite the game resulting in a win for the Lions (61-57)
* Behrend is 23rd in NCAA Division III in scoring defense, allowing 63.1 points per game

Medaille News & Notes:
* The Mavericks have won their last four games including a win over Penn State Altoona (88-87)
* Medaille has two of the AMCC's top-10 scorers; Rodney Graves (fourth, 18.3 ppg) and Kendall McGill (ninth, 15.1 ppg)
* Travis Sanders leads the Mavs in double-doubles with two with his most recent coming in against La Roche (13 points, 12 rebounds)
* The Mavericks are allowing 79.9 points per conference tilt, third lowest in the AMCC
* Medaille has not won more than four-consecutive games since the 2017-18 season

Series History:
* The Lions are 35-11 when facing the Mavericks
* The most recent Medaille win came on February 1, 2017, in Buffalo (77-63)
* Since the 2011-12 season, the two have met in the AMCC Title game and the Conference Semifinals twice

Schedule Change
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