BUFFALO, NY – Patrick Coyle's game- and career-high 13 points and 13 rebounds wasn't enough to lift D'Youville past the Penn State Behrend men's basketball team, Thursday, as the men would shoot 45 percent from behind-the-arc and win 57-39.
Coyle, the nation's leading shot blocker, denied three baskets in the outing while Shane Canahai netted 10 buckets for the Spartans (5-15, 5-8 AMCC).
In the first half, both the Lions and D'Youville's defenses played well, limiting the opposition to just 37.5 and 26.9 shooting percentage, respectively. Behrend took a 23-17 lead after the first 20 minutes of play.
The Lions outscored the Spartans 34-22 in the second half. Behrend received a huge lift from their bench as it posted 24 points to D'Youville's six. Pat St. Andrews chipped in with a couple triples while Shane Skelly and Nick Dvorsky each tallied six.
The men will return to action Saturday, at Pitt-Greensburg. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.