Men's Basketball Hosts Waynesburg on Tuesday Night

Men's Basketball Hosts Waynesburg on Tuesday Night

ERIE, Pa. - The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team will look to close out 2018 with a perfect home record when they host Waynesburg in a non-conference contest on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.


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Behrend News & Notes

* The Lions remain undefeated at home after a 54-45 win against Mt. Aloysius on Sunday
* After averaging 93.6 points in the last three games, the Lions matched their lowest offensive output in the win
* Behrend held the Mounties to 21 first-half points, the least amount scored by an opponent so far this season in the first 20 minutes
* Justin Gorny (South Park, PA/South Park) led the Lions with 16 points and nine rebounds vs. Mt. Aloysius
* Gorny and Mike Fischer (Wexford, PA/North Allegheny) are tied for second in the conference in three-point field-goal percentage (50.0)
* Behrend is ranked third in the NCAA Division III statistics for field-goal percentage at 55.3 percent and are fifth in free-throw percentage at 79.8 percent and assist to turnover ratio (1.71)

Waynesburg News & Notes

* The Yellow Jackets are playing for the first time since December 8
* Waynesburg is 3-6 on the season, recently falling 83-75 at Geneva
* The Yellow Jackets suffered the loss despite connecting on nine three-pointers and holding Geneva to just two buckets from long range
* Matt Popeck leads the team with 17.3 points per game
* Waynesburg has been outscored 379-301 in the second half

Series History

* Behrend and Waynesburg are meeting for the first time since 2001-02
* The Yellow Jackets hold a 27-11 all-time record against the Lions since the 1972-73 season
* Last time they met, Waynesburg posted a 67-66 victory in 2001-02
* Behrend's last win was a 66-61 decision in 1997-98

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