Men's Basketball Hosts Alfred State Tuesday Night

Men's Basketball Hosts Alfred State Tuesday Night

ERIE, Pa. - The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team will host Alfred State in a non-conference contest on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Junker Center.


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Behrend News & Notes

* The Lions went 1-1 last week in AMCC action
* Behrend fell 73-71 to D'Youville on Wednesday and then defeated Franciscan 82-55 in the AMCC Game of the Week
* Sophomore forward Nolan Nuara (Erie, PA/Mercyhurst) shot a perfect 12-for-12 this week, notching a career-high 21 points on 9-for-9 shooting vs. D'Youville on Wednesday
* Andy Niland (Fairview, PA/Fairview) is 48 assists away from becoming the all-time leader in program history. He also needs 15 steals to move into second place on the all-time steals chart
* Both Niland and Gorny sit at 1,148 career points, good enough for 13th all-time
* Niland continues to rank among the best in Division III, sitting seventh in assists per game (6.8)

Alfred State News & Notes

* The Pioneers are 8-6 overall this season
* Alfred State is coming off a 75-65 loss to SUNY Poly last Monday
* The Pioneers are averaging 74.9 points per game
* Alfred State has four players averaging double-digit points, led by Tahaij Lewis' 13.1 points per game
* The Pioneers lost to AMCC opponent Hilbert 73-60 back on November 24

Series History

* This is the third meeting between Alfred State and Penn State Behrend
* The Lions are 2-0 against the Pioneers
* Behrend defeated Alfred State 81-45 on Feb. 3, 2016 and 71-67 on Nov. 18, 2016

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