Men's Basketball Travels to Franciscan Saturday

Men's Basketball Travels to Franciscan Saturday

ERIE, Pa. - The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team travels to Steubenville, OH to take on Franciscan in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action on Saturday. The men take on the Barons at 4 p.m., following the women's game.


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Behrend News & Notes

* The Lions had their nine-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday
* The loss is the first for Behrend since November 28
* D'Youville posted its first win over the Lions 73-71 in AMCC action
* Sophomore Nolan Nuara (Erie, PA/Mercyhurst) did not miss on Wednesday, going 9-for-9 from the field for a career-high 21 points
* Senior guard Andy Niland (Fairview, PA/Fairview) dished out 10 assists to go with nine points
* Senior forward Dan Wanker (Pittsburgh, PA/South Park) could be the third player this season to reach 1,000 career points. He currently sits at 918
* Behrend remains in second place in the AMCC (6-2) behind undefeated La Roche at 8-0

Franciscan News & Notes

* The Barons are 8-7 overall and 4-4 in the AMCC
* Franciscan had an 18-point lead on La Roche on Wednesday night, falling 75-72
* Junior Joe Schriner scored a career-high 26 points against the Redhawks
* Sean Hickey leads the team with 16.4 points per game, good enough for third in the AMCC
* Matt Trent is first in the conference with 10.5 rebounds per game

Series History

* Behrend is 18-1 against Franciscan dating back to the 2008-09 season
* The Spartans lone win was a 67-64 victory in 2010
* The Lions have swept Franciscan in the last eight seasons for a 15-game winning streak

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