Men's Basketball Heads to D'Youville Wednesday

Men's Basketball Heads to D'Youville Wednesday

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team will travel to Buffalo, NY on Wednesday night to take on the D'Youville Spartans at 6 p.m.


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Penn State Behrend News & Notes

* The Behrend Lions went 1-1 last week in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action
* Behrend took down Medaille (82-68) before falling to Pitt-Greensburg (71-69)
* Kenny Fukon (Cranberry Township, PA/Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic) shot 57.9 percent from the floor and averaged 16.5 points over two games
* Fukon also averaged 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals last week
* Fukon led the team against Pitt-Greensburg with 18 points and seven boards on Saturday
* Senior Dorian Connors (Girard, PA/Girard) shot 66.7 percent from the floor last week, registering the team's first double-double of the season with a career-high 23 points and 11 boards vs. the Mavericks
* The Lions have the lowest turnover average in the AMCC at 9.6 per game

D'Youville News & Notes

* The Spartans have lost three in a row, recently falling at Alfred State (71-66)
* D'Youville is 1-4 overall and 0-2 in league play
* The Spartans are allowing 89.8 points per game in their first five contests
* D'Youville's lone win was a 92-83 victory on Nov. 15 against Wells
* The Spartans, who finished tied for fifth in the AMCC last year, were predicted to end ninth in the preseason coaches poll

Series History

* The Lions have only lost once to the Spartans for an impressive 21-1 overall record since 1998-99
* D'Youville picked up its only win last year at home, 73-71 on Jan. 9


* Head Coach Dave Niland, who is in his 26th season at the helm of the men's basketball program, enters the game with 498 career wins