Seniors Ready To Make One Last Run; Lions Travel to Hamilton for NCAA First Round

Seniors Ready To Make One Last Run; Lions Travel to Hamilton for NCAA First Round

ERIE, Pa. - The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team will travel to Clinton, NY to take on Hamilton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament hosted by the Continentals at the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Friday. Time is yet to be determined.


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Behrend News & Notes

* The Behrend Lions won their conference-leading sixth AMCC title and first since 2013-14
* The Lions defeated La Roche 67-65 in the AMCC Championship game
* Behrend will be making its eighth trip to the NCAA Tournament
* The Lions erased a four-point deficit with a minute left to claim the crown
* Mike Fischer (Wexford, PA/North Allegheny) and Dan Wanker (Pittsburgh, PA/South Park) were named to the AMCC All-Tournament Team
* Justin Gorny (South Park, PA/South Park) scored the Lions final six points of the game, finishing with a team-best 14 points
* Behrend will rely on the defense that ranks third in Division III in scoring defense (60.9)

Hamilton News & Notes

* Hamilton is an at-large bid after falling to No. 13 Amherst in the NESCAC Championship, 62-56
* The Continentals are one of 16 early-rounds hosts in a field of 64 teams
* The Continentals are 23-4 overall this season and are hosting the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006
* Two of Hamilton's losses are to teams that are in the NCAA Tournament (Middlebury, Amherst)
* The Continentals are averaging 86.9 points per game


* Hamilton is ranked 16th in the nation in scoring margin (15.4), while Behrend is 17th (15.3)
* Keene State and Moravian will play in the other first round game hosted by Hamilton
* The two first-round winners will face each other at the Scott Field House. Time and date to be announced

Series History

* Behrend and Hamilton are meeting for the first time in program history

Seniors Dominate Medaille
February 13, 2019 Seniors Dominate Medaille
Behrend Takes Down Hilbert
January 23, 2019 Behrend Takes Down Hilbert
Lions Top Mt. Aloysius
December 16, 2018 Lions Top Mt. Aloysius