Men's Basketball Faces Heidelberg at Defiance on Friday

Men's Basketball Faces Heidelberg at Defiance on Friday

ERIE, Pa. - The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team will travel to Defiance, Ohio to compete in the 44th Annual Purple and Golf Tournament. The Lions will face Heidelberg in the first round on Friday at Defiance College at 3 p.m. Geneva and Defiance are the other two teams competing in the tournament. 

Behrend News & Notes

* The Lions bring a five-game winning streak into the Defiance Tournament
* Behrend is coming off a 78-44 against Waynesburg on Tuesday, December 18
* Justin Gorny (South Park, PA/South Park) led the Lions for the second straight game in the scoring column with 17 points vs. the Yellow Jackets
* The Lions are ranked in NCAA Division III statistics Top 10 in four categories: 4th in assist-turnover ration (1.77), sixth in scoring defense (60.8), seventh in field-goal percentage (52.5) and 10th in assists per game (20.1).
* In the first nine games of the season, Behrend has only trailed at halftime once (vs. Allegheny)

Heidelberg News & Notes 

* The Student Prince are 2-5 on the season and are 2-2 in the month of December
* Heidelberg is coming off a 73-66 win over Ohio Northern on Wednesday, December 19
* Myron Prewitt scored tallied 36 points and 15 rebounds in the win, while reaching 1,000 points for his career
* The Student Prince are averaging 77.7 points per game

Series History

* Behrend and Heidelberg are meeting for the third time in program history
* The teams battled back in 2013-14 with the Lions claiming a 73-48 victory
* The Lions are 2-0 against the Student Prince, winning 71-60 in the first meeting back in 1996-97

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