Behrend Lions Head to Medaille Tuesday Night in AMCC Game of the Week

Behrend Lions Head to Medaille Tuesday Night in AMCC Game of the Week

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team will face the Medaille Mavericks on Tuesday night in the first of five road games for the Lions. The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Game of the Week tips off at 6 p.m.


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Penn State Behrend News & Notes

* Tuesday's game is the first AMCC Game of the Week this season, featuring two of the conference's top teams
* Behrend opened up AMCC play on Saturday with a 75-59 win over Alfred State
* The Lions held a 38-26 advantage at halftime thanks to 13 first-half points by Kenny Fukon (Cranberry Township, PA/Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic)
* Fukon finished with a career-high 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds
* Mitchell King (Pittsburgh, PA/Bishop Canevin) came off the bench for 12 points, while Dorian Connors (Girard, PA/Girard) grabbed a career-high 11 boards
* As a team, the Lions rank first in the AMCC in assists per game (17.0) and steals per game (9.0)

Medaille News & Notes

* The Mavericks host the Lions for their first AMCC contest
* Medaille is under the direction of first-year head coach Keith Hack
* The Mavericks enter the game with a 2-3 overall record, including a 1-1 mark at home
* Medaille is coming off an 96-84 loss to Brockport on Saturday
* Senior guard Kirk Hawkins leads the team and AMCC in points per game with 22.4
* Hawkins dished in a team-best 20 points against Brockport
* Senior forward Jonathan Smith ranks fifth in the AMCC in rebounds per game (7.8)

Series History

* Behrend holds a 32-11 overall record against Medaille, dating back to the 1977-78 season
* The Lions have won six in a row
* The last two seasons, Behrend has swept the regular season and defeated the Mavericks in the AMCC semifinals


* Head Coach Dave Niland, who is in his 26th season at the helm of the men's basketball program, enters the game with 497 career wins