Men's Basketball Hosts Franciscan Saturday

Men's Basketball Hosts Franciscan Saturday

ERIE, Pa. - The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team will host the Franciscan in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action on Saturday at 4 p.m.


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Behrend News & Notes

* The Lions suffered their first loss at home on Wednesday night to La Roche (57-50)
* Behrend was held to its lowest offensive output this season
* The Lions remain in second place in the AMCC with a 10-3 conference mark
* Senior guard Andy Niland (Fairview, PA/Fairview) is four steals away from moving into second place on the program's all-time chart
* Senior forward Dan Wanker (Pittsburgh, PA/South Park) is 16 points away from reaching the 1,000-point milestone

Franciscan News & Notes

* The Barons remain in the hunt for an AMCC playoff spot with a 6-6 conference record (10-9 overall)
* Franciscan defeated Mt. Aloysius at home on Wednesday night, 63-53
* Sean Hickey led the Barons with 18 points vs. the Mounties
* Matt Trent continues to lead the AMCC with 10.7 rebounds per game, while Hickey ranks fourth in points (16.0)

Series History

* In the first meeting this season, the Lions defeated Franciscan 82-55 in Steubenville, Ohio
* Behrend is 19-1 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 16-game winning streak

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