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April 17, 2012
Behrend Basketball Welcomes Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday
Penn State Behrend men's basketball team is getting set to host their annual Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Behrend Community All-Stars basketball game at the Junker Center on April 22, starting at 3 p.m.

April 4, 2012
Lions Finish Year Ranked No.1 in Scoring Defense
The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team finished the season as the top-ranked school in scoring defense among all Division III teams according to the final 2011-12 statistics.

March 13, 2012
Conley Named to All-Great Lakes Region Team
Russ Conley has been named to the D3hoops.com Men’s Basketball All-Great Lakes Region Second Team, announced on Tuesday.

February 29, 2012
Juniata Too Much For Lions
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team fell to Juniata 50-42 in the first round of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Region tournament on Wednesday night.

February 28, 2012
Conley Tabbed AMCC Co-Player of the Year
Russ Conley was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Co-Player of the Year, announced today. Conley was also selected to the All-AMCC first team.

February 27, 2012
Lions Earn ECAC Bid
The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team earned a bid to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Region Tournament, announced on Monday. Behrend will travel to Juniata on Wednesday with tip-off set for 8 p.m.

February 25, 2012
Lions Fall to Medaille in AMCC Championship
The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team fell to Medaille in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) championship game on Saturday afternoon.

February 24, 2012
Lions Knock off La Roche; Advance to AMCC Championship
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team got revenge on La Roche with a 50-46 victory in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference semifinals on Friday evening.

February 21, 2012
Three-Ball Leads Lions Into AMCC Semifinals
Nick Thorsen hit a career-high six threes to lead the Penn St. Behrend men's basketball team past Pitt-Bradford 65-39 on Tuesday night in the first round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference playoffs.

February 18, 2012
Stifling Defense Gives Lions Fifth Straight Win
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team defeated Mt. Aloysius 70-48 on Saturday afternoon in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

February 11, 2012
Big First Half Powers Lions to Victory
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team defeated Franciscan 55-35 on Saturday afternoon in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

February 8, 2012
Hot Shooting Gives Lions Victory
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team defeated Pitt-Bradford 68-51 on Wednesday evening in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

February 4, 2012
Lions Cruise Past Pitt-Greensburg
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team defeated Pitt-Greensburg, 61-37 on Saturday afternoon in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

February 1, 2012
Conley Leads Lions to Victory
Russ Conley had a season-high 27 points and 10 rebounds to help the Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team defeat D’Youville 72-68 on Wednesday night in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

January 28, 2012
La Roche Nips Lions In Overtime
Derek Barber-Richards hit the game-winning layup with 10 seconds left in overtime to lead the La Roche men’s basketball team past Penn State Behrend 59-58 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action on Saturday.

January 25, 2012
Déjà Vu, Lions Knock Off Hilbert in Overtime Again
For the second time this season, the Penn State Behrend men's basketball team defeated Hilbert in overtime, this time by a score of 69-66 on Wednesday night in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

January 22, 2012
Lions Get Back On Track With 30 Point Win
Russ Conley and Nick DeLisio combined for 40 points on Sunday evening helping the Lions defeat Penn State Altoona, 81-51 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference men's basketball action.

January 19, 2012
Hot Shooting Sinks Lions
The Medaille Mavericks shot nearly 70 percent from the floor en route to defeating the Penn State Behrend men's basketball team 89-72 on Thursday night in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

January 14, 2012
Lions Cruise to Sixth AMCC Victory
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team forced 23 turnovers en route to a 66-35 victory over Franciscan on Saturday afternoon in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

January 11, 2012
DeLisio Leads Lions to Victory
Nick DeLisio netted a career-high 17 points including eight free throws to lead the Penn State Behrend men's basketball team to a 60-48 victory over Pitt-Bradford in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action on Wednesday night.

January 8, 2012
Mount Aloysius Too Much For Lions
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team fell to Mt. Aloysius, 67-64 on Sunday afternoon in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

January 7, 2012
Strong Second Half Powers Lions to Third Straight Win
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team defeated Pitt-Greensburg, 61-51 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action on Saturday afternoon.

January 4, 2012
Lions Down D'Youville For Second Straight Win
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team used a strong offensive outburst to upend D'Youville, 80-52 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action on Wednesday night.

December 30, 2011
Lions Knock Off Rutgers-Newark
Russ Conley led the way for the Lions with 19 points and 11 rebounds, helping Behrend to the 64-59 non-conference victory over Rutgers-Newark in men's basketball action on Friday afternoon.

December 29, 2011
Lions Fall to Lycoming
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team fell to Lycoming, 65-58 on Thursday afternoon in non-conference action.

December 10, 2011
Lions Fall To Defending Champs in Final Minutes
The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team fell to La Roche, 45-41 on Saturday in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action.

December 7, 2011
Lions Win OT Thriller at Buzzer
Adam Palcic hit a layup off an offensive rebound at the buzzer to give the Lions the 71-69 overtime win against Hilbert in men’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action on Wednesday night.

December 3, 2011
Lions Knock Off Altoona For First Win
Russ Conley, Casey Courneen, and Even Eaton combined for 54 points en route to defeating Penn State Altoona, 71-61 on Saturday afternoon in AMCC men's basketball action.

November 30, 2011
Lions Fall To Medaille in AMCC Opener
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team fell to Medaille, 61-55 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action Wednesday night.

November 26, 2011
Hawks Edge Lions In Final Minutes
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team fell to Hartwick, 57-54 in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon.

November 22, 2011
Thiel Too Much For Lions
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team dropped it's third game in a row, falling to Thiel, 65-47 in non-conference action on Tuesday night.

November 19, 2011
Lions Fall to Carnegie Mellon
The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team lost to Carnegie Mellon, 68-63 on Saturday night in non-conference action.

November 15, 2011
Lions Drop Season Opener
The Fredonia State Blue Devils connected on 12 three point baskets while the defense held the Lions in check to earn the 61-50 victory in men's basketball action on Tuesday evening.

June 24, 2011
Jennings Lands Coaching Job at West Point
Justin Jennings, former men's basketball player and assistant coach for the Lions, was recently named the head coach of the boys basketball team at West Point's prep school — a prestigious post once held by Duke's Mike Krzyzewski.

April 12, 2011
Behrend Basketball Hosts Pittsburgh Steelers
Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team is getting set to host their annual Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Behrend Community All-Stars basketball game at the Junker Center on April 17, starting at 3 p.m.

March 22, 2011
More Honors For Saltzman
Penn State Behrend senior forward Chris Saltzman, who has already picked up numerous post season awards, grabbed another being named an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) South All-Star, announced today. The team is voted on by coaches and sports information directors from the ECAC.

March 16, 2011
Saltzman Continues To Rack Up Postseason Accolades
Chris Saltzman became just the fifth player in Penn State Behrend men’s basketball history to be named to the 2011 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District team, announced Wednesday. The NABC recognizes the best men’s collegiate basketball student athletes and coaches in the division. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America.

March 15, 2011
Saltzman Earns All-Region Honors
Senior Chris Saltzman was named to the D3hoops.com All-Region team after leading Penn State Behrend’s basketball program into the NCAA tournament this season.

March 4, 2011
Lions Fall To Rhode Island In First-Round Action
Antone Gray scored a game-high 19 points to lift Rhode Island past Penn State Behrend, 83-54 in NCAA first-round action at the Max Ziel Gymnasium, Friday.

March 1, 2011
Two Lions Selected To The 2010-11 AMCC All-Conference Team
Chris Saltzman has been named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Co-Player of the Year and collected his second All-AMCC first-team selection announced on Tuesday. Sophomore center Russ Conley was also tabbed to the all-conference second team.

February 26, 2011
Lions Fall In AMCC Championship Thriller
Down two points, with one tick left on the clock, Laron Mann blocked a Behrend shot that represented the game-winning bucket. La Roche went on to win the 2010-11 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship game, 55-53, Saturday at a packed Coach Scott Lang Court.

February 25, 2011
Lions Advance To The AMCC Championship Game Against La Roche
Penn State Behrend dialed up a total team effort to eliminate the two-time defending champions Medaille from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) playoffs, 58-51 at Coach Scott Lang Court, Friday.

February 24, 2011
Men's Basketball Playoff Picture
The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team will head to Pittsburgh to battle the two-time defending champions Medaille in the semifinals of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championships, Friday at 3 p.m. The 2010-11 playoffs will be hosted by La Roche.

February 19, 2011
Behrend Clinches Second-Seed Playoff Birth; Men Breeze Past The Mounties, 91-66
Russ Conley had a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team over Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) opponent Mount Aloysius Saturday, 91-66.

February 16, 2011
Behrend Defeats Regional-Rival Allegheny
Chris Saltzman went 8-for-11 from the field and 10-for-10 from the line for a game-high 27 points to lead Penn State Behrend over regional-rival Allegheny 83-73 in non-conference action on Wednesday night.

February 12, 2011
Behrend Men’s Basketball; Senior Day Success
Russ Conley led all Penn State Behrend basketball players in double figures, scoring 17 to lift the men over Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) opponent Franciscan, 75-46 at the Junker Center, Saturday.

February 9, 2011
Men's Basketball Sweeps Bradford
Chris Saltzman poured in 21 points to lead the Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team over visiting Pitt-Bradford in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play by a score of 82-71, Wednesday at the Junker Center.

February 7, 2011
La Roche Gets Payback; Behrend Falls, 67-61
Behrend scored 11 points in the final minute but wasn’t enough to gain the edge over conference foe La Roche at the Kerr Fitness Center, Monday, as the men would fall 67-61.

February 5, 2011
Saltzman Scores 1,000th Point In Close Win
A jumper by Chris Saltzman in the final seconds of an intense match-up gave Behrend a much needed lift, as the men would go on to beat Pitt-Greensburg in conference play 67-65, Saturday.

February 3, 2011
Behrend Breezes Past D'Youville, 57-39
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.

January 29, 2011
Behrend Claims Top Spot in AMCC With Win Over La Roche
Russ Conley dropped a double-double to help Penn State Behrend defeat La Roche in front of a packed crowd at the Junker Center Saturday in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action, 67-41, to snap the Redhawks (17-2, 11-1 AMCC) 16 game winning streak.

January 26, 2011
Behrend Sweeps Hilbert In Regular Season Play
Four players record double-digits as Behrend went on to down Hilbert in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play Wednesday night, 70-51 at the Junker Center.

January 22, 2011
Lions Back On Track
Russ Conley scored a career-high 28 points on 11-for-15 shooting to propell Behrend over defeat Penn State Altoona, 78-55, Saturday night in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play.

January 19, 2011
Medaille Sets Back Behrend
The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball lost their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game to Medaille, 60-53 at the Junker Center, Wednesday night.

January 15, 2011
And The Winning Continues
Justin Kovac dropped a season-high 16 points on 5-for-10 shooting to lead all Behrend scorers in a 56-37 win over conference opponent Franciscan at the Finnegan Field House, Saturday.

January 12, 2011
Seven Straight With Win Over Pitt-Bradford, 70-55
Russ Conley shot an amazing 9-for-10 from the field to lead all point scorers with 19 in a 70-55 victory over Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) rival Pitt-Bradford, Wednesday at the KOA Arena.

January 9, 2011
Behrend Reaches The Century Mark In Win Over Mt. Aloysius
Penn State Behrend’s own Russ Conley led all scorers with 24 points and pulled down a season-high 11 boards in the 102-69 victory over Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) opponent Mt. Aloysius at the Junker Center, Saturday.

January 8, 2011
AMCC Winning Streak Continues With Win Over Pitt-Greensburg, 66-46
Chris Saltzman shot 10-for-12 from the field including three triples to register a game high 24 points for the Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team as they went on to defeat Pitt-Greensburg 66-46 at the Junker Center, Saturday.

January 5, 2011
Lions Breeze Past Spartans, 69-55
Chris Saltzman poured in 18 points and pulled down 7 boards to help the Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team overcome D’Youville in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play Wednesday night, 69-55.

January 3, 2011
Saltzman, Oldach Named AMCC Players of the Week
Chris Saltzman and Amy Oldach have been named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) men’s and women’s basketball Players of the Week, respectively.

December 30, 2010
Lions Bounce Back Against Farmingdale St.
Russ Conley led the way with 19 points and chipped in four rebounds to help the Penn State Behrend men’s basketball program defeat Farmingdale St. 79-66, wrapping up the Woodcliff Invitational, hosted by St. John Fisher in non-conference play, Thursday.

December 29, 2010
The Lions Drop Their First Game Of The Season In Overtime
Brian Vayda scored 10 of his 26 points in overtime to lead Clark (Mass.) over Behrend 83-73 at the Woodcliff Invitational hosted by St. John Fisher, Wednesday.

December 8, 2010
Lions defeat Hilbert, 60-57
With three players in foul trouble, Penn State Behrend’s bench dropped 18 points to secure a three-point victory over Hilbert in conference play, Wednesday, 60-57.

December 6, 2010
Saltzman Earns Player of the Week Honors
Penn State Behrend’s Chris Saltzman is named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) men’s basketball Player of the Week for the week of December 6.

December 4, 2010
Lions Off To Best Start Since 2003-04
The Penn State men’s basketball program shot 52.4 percent from behind-the-arc, netting a season-high 11 triples defeat conference foe Penn State Altoona 75-44 at the Junker Center on Saturday.

December 1, 2010
Saltzman’s 19 Second-Half Points Lead The Lions Over Medaille
Chris Saltzman scored a season-high 28 points and added six rebounds to give Behrend a 66-52 edge over Medaille in Allegheney Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play Wednesday night.

November 27, 2010
Behrend Takes Care of Business Defeating Westminster 75-68
The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team shot .578 percent from the floor to beat Westminster 75-68 in non-conference action Saturday night at the Junker Center. Russ Conley recorded a game-high 24 points and added seven boards to help the men remain undefeated.

November 20, 2010
Lions Too Much For Ithaca
Russ Conley and Chris Saltzman combined to score 49 points to the Lions over over Ithaca 82-71 to capture the 2010 Behrend Tip-off Tournament Title on Saturday at the Junker Center.

November 19, 2010
Clutch Free Throws Lead Behrend Over Muskingum
Dan Simpson made a steal with a two-point lead and 3.8 seconds left and then went 2-for-2 at the line to seal the deal for the Penn State men’s basketball team in a 60-56 victory over Muskingum, Friday.

November 16, 2010
Lions Start Their Season Off With Win Over Fredonia
The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team took on Fredonia to kick-off their season in non-conference play, Tuesday. Russ Conley had a solid opening night to lead all Lions (1-0) in scoring with 15 points and rebounding with eight boards while Justin Kovac dished 3 assists and chipped in with 12 points. The men defeated the Blue Devils (0-1) for the eighth time in ten years, this one ending 60-47.

November 11, 2010
Basketball Teams Picked Second in AMCC Preseason Poll
The men’s and women’s basketball teams were picked to finish second in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) coaches’ preseason poll, released on Wednesday. The Lions had both Preseason Co-Players of the Year in senior guard Amy Oldach and senior forward Chris Saltzman.

November 9, 2010
2010-11 Men's Basketball Season Preview
The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team is fresh off an eye-opening summertime trip to Brazil and is heading into the 2010-11 season with one goal in mind, hoisting the 2010-11 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) championship trophy.

October 4, 2010
Behrend Basketball Celebrates Third Year With TOPS
TOPS Basketball in its third year, is a community based program that gives special needs children from North East, Pennsylvania a fun, rich environment at the Penn State Behrend Junker Center.

August 18, 2010
Adam Palcic's Brazil Experience - Aug. 16
It’s sad to say that today was our last full day on our amazing trip to Brazil. Although we were all disappointed, I think it’s safe to say that we all had a day that we will never forget.

August 16, 2010
Dom DiVito's Brazil Experience - Aug. 15
After an early check out on Sunday morning we were off to play our last basketball game of the trip. When arriving to the gymnasium we knew we were in for a competitive game since the court was better kept than most in Brazil.

August 15, 2010
Patrick St. Andrew's Brazil Experience - Aug. 14
Every night thus far on our journey through Brazil, I have sat in my bed, reminisced about the day, and wondered how the next day could even possibly come close to the experience I had that day.

August 14, 2010
Justin Kovac's Brazil Experience - Aug. 13
Our teams fourth day in Brazil began with a breakfast consisting of chocolate cake, caramel cream puffs, and coconut cake. Every little kids dream breakfast.

August 13, 2010
Dan Simpson's Brazil Experience - Aug. 12
Our excellent tour guide, Fernando, rented us surf boards and took us to the nicest beach I have ever seen. He explained to us that the low tide created a path to an island and consequently created another beach. It was neat having ocean in front of us and behind us.

August 12, 2010
Nick Thorsen's Brazil Experience - Aug. 11
The second day was a very exciting and eventful day. We started our day off with a great breakfast at our hotel here in Guaruja.

August 11, 2010
Chris Saltzman's Brazil Experience - Aug. 9-10
The plane ride was long roughly 9 hours, but all worth it. We had about an hour and half bus ride from the airport to our hotel in Guaruja, Brazil. Guaruja is right on the beach and you can see the ocean from our hotel.

August 6, 2010
Behrend Men's Basketball Heading Overseas to Brazil
The Behrend men’s basketball team will head to Brazil looking for its first taste of competition since its ECAC Championship win over Alvernia on March 7, 2010.

July 23, 2010
Potter, Kovac Named To NABC Honors Court
Graduated senior Adam Potter and rising senior Justin Kovac were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court for excelling in academics during the 2009-10 season.

July 13, 2010
Men's Basketball Among NCAA Winningest Teams of the Decade
The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team ranks among the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) top 30 winningest Division III programs of the 2000s.

May 12, 2010
Penn State Behrend Announces 2009-2010 Male Athlete Award Winners
The Penn State Behrend Lions recently announced the 2009-2010 Male Athlete Award Winners. The Behrend Lion Athletic Staff and athletes gathered for their annual Athlete Awards picnic to announce the recipients.