Behrend Lions Hosts Penn State Altoona on Saturday

Behrend Lions Hosts Penn State Altoona on Saturday

ERIE, Pa. - The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team hosts Penn State Altoona in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) contest on Saturday night in the Junker Center. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.


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Behrend News & Notes

* The Lions have won two conference games in a row recently defeating Hilbert on the road on Wednesday, 96-54
* Behrend shot an astounding 71.2 percent from the floor (37-for-52), including a 15-for-25 showing from behind the arc (60.0 percent)
* Senior forward Justin Gorny (South Park, PA/South Park) is now just four points away from becoming the 20th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points
* Gorny led the way with 21 points, shooting 7-for-9 from the field
* The Lions are 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the AMCC

Penn State Altoona News & Notes

* The Altoona Lions snapped a four-game losing skid with a 112-84 victory over Pitt-Bradford on Wednesday night
* Altoona is 2-6 overall and 1-2 in conference play to rank eighth in the AMCC standings
* The Altoona Lions dropped a 79-67 decision to Mt. Aloysius and then fell 78-56 to La Roche
* Junior guard Shevelle Bailey leads the team with 12.9 points per game
* Junior center Cameron Gardner-Nicholson ranks second in the AMCC in rebounds per game with 9.3

Series History

* Behrend holds a 44-5-1 record against the Altoona dating back to the 1964-65 season
* The two teams tied 62-all back in 1970-71
* The Behrend Lions have won 20 of the last 21 meetings, only falling 69-67 in overtime on January 14, 2017
* Last season, Behrend defeated Altoona 67-66 and 86-68 during the regular season

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