2017-18 AMCC Men''s Basketball News

  • MEDAILLE, HILBERT MEN ADVANCE TO AMCC SEMIFINALS
    February 21, 2018
    In first round men's basketball action, #3 Medaille College picked up a 78-58 victory over #6 Mount Aloysius College, while #5 Hilbert College earned the upset victory ove #4 Penn State Altoona 77-72.
  • MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TIPS OFF WEDNESDAY, LA ROCHE EARNS TOP SEED
    February 20, 2018
    La Roche College (19-6, 16-2 AMCC) has clinched the men's basketball regular season championship and hosting rights to the 2018 AMCC Men's Basketball Championship Tournament.
  • Brian Nwaekeke, D'Youville College, Men's Basketball
    February 19, 2018
    Nwaekeke had the best week of his career this past week, recording career-high scoring totals in back-to-back games. Nwaekeke started off the week by scoring a career-high 26 points in a thrilling game against Medaille on Wednesday. He shot 61.1% from the field and played a career-high 39 minutes. Nwaekeke also grabbed a team high 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season. On Saturday, the sophomore then had another outstanding performance. He tied his career high with 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double. He played 38 minutes in the game, adding a pair of steals. Nwaekeke leads the team in rebounding with 7.0 rebounds per game, is second with a 52.5 FG%, and is fourth with 10.2 PPG. Nwaekeke's 7.0 rebounds per game is fourth in the AMCC.
  • ROB DEGRANDPRE EARNS 200TH WIN AT HILBERT
    February 14, 2018
    After the Hilbert College men's basketball team earned a 67-66 road win at Franciscan University earlier this month they assured themselves a spot in the AMCC post-season tournament for the eighth consecutive season.
  • Antonio Alvarez, Hilbert College, Men's Basketball
    February 12, 2018
    Alvarez shot the lights out this past week, as he went 17-for-18 from three-point range, for an astounding 94%. The freshman led the Hawks to a 2-0 record, averaging 31.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, scoring a career-high 34 points in the win over D'Youville and adding 29 points against Pitt-Greensburg. Alvarez went 10-for-11 from long range against the Spartans before connecting on all seven from downtown against the Panthers. The 6'3" guard shot 77.8 percent from the field last week and currently ranks second in the AMCC with a 42.7 shooting percentage from behind the arc. 
  • PENN ST. ALTOONA BASKETBALL HOSTS SPECIAL EVENTS DURING DOUBLE-HEADER
    February 06, 2018
    The Penn State Altoona men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted several special events during their doubleheader on Saturday, February 3 in the Adler Arena.
  • AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: LA ROCHE @ PENN ST. BEHREND
    February 06, 2018
    The AMCC men's basketball game of the week features a showdown of the leagues top two teams, La Roche College and Penn State Behrend. Both teams are tied for first place with 13-1 records, with La Roche coming out on top in the teams' first meeting, a 68-48 victory. The Redhawks enter Wednesday's game winners of eleven straight, while the Lions have won their past five games. The game of the week has major implications on who will end up hosting the AMCC championship tournament at the end of the month.
  • D'YOUVILLE MEN'S BASKETBALL FIGHTS CANCER WITH ANNUAL GOLD GAME
    February 05, 2018
    The D'Youville College men's basketball team put on their annual Gold Game last Wednesday, January 24 to benefit childhood/pediatric cancer research.
  • PITT-BRADFORD TO HOST SPECIAL OLYMPICS DAY SATURDAY
    February 05, 2018
    The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host McKean County Special Olympics for Special Olympics Day during the basketball doubleheader on Saturday, February 10, against Penn State-Behrend.
  • Arnes Bajgora, La Roche College, Men's Basketball
    February 05, 2018
    Bajgora averaged a double-double with 21 points and 10.5 rebounds in two conference wins. He had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 60-51 victory over Mount Aloysius on Wednesday. He then registered 21 points and nine rebounds on Saturday as the Redhawks beat Medaille 88-77 in the AMCC Game of the Week.
  • AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: MEDAILLE @ LA ROCHE
    February 01, 2018
    As we officially enter the month of February and approach the end of the regular season, basketball season heats up as teams begin to set their sights on the postseason, and ultimately, the top seed and hosting rights for the AMCC tournament. La Roche College (15-5, 12-1 AMCCC) is hot, riding the conference's longest winning streak with nine straight AMCC victories. Their only conference loss of the year came at the hands of the Medaille College (12-8, 9-4 AMCC)Mavericks on December 16. The Mavs won seven straight in the month of January, but that month also saw bookend losses to Penn State Behrend to open and close out the month. La Roche is currently tied with Penn State Behrend atop the AMCC conference standings.
  • FRANCISCAN SET TO CELEBRATE KUZMA COMMUNITY DAY
    January 31, 2018
    Every basketball season, the Franciscan University athletic department celebrates "Kuzma Community Day" and this season is no different. The Barons will honor the memory of the late Henry "Hank" Kuzma prior to the men's and women's basketball games on Saturday while celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1958 National Championship Baron basketball team.
  • PITT-BRADFORD MEN'S BASKETBALL, CHEERLEADING GIVE SIBLINGS A DAY TO REMEMBER
    January 30, 2018
    The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's basketball and cheerleading teams welcomed new members to their squads Saturday at the KOA Arena.
  • Jalen Smith, Medaille College, Men's Basketball
    January 29, 2018
    Smith is starting to hit his grove for the Mavericks, helping Medaille get two big wins over Hilbert and Penn State Altoona. Against the Hawks, Smith dropped 23 points and grabbed three rebounds to go along with four assists and two steals. He was just as good against the Lions, going 5-9 from beyond the three point line and 6-10 from the floor. His 19 points made it eight straight in double digits, and he assisted on six more buckets in the win. 
  • AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: PENN ST. ALTOONA @ MEDAILLE
    January 23, 2018
    Penn State Altoona (11-6, 7-3 AMCC) men’s basketball travels to Buffalo, N.Y. for a big Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference showdown with Medaille College (10-7, 7-3 AMCC) this Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m. Altoona and Medaille, each with 7-3 records, are looking to finish the season with strong second halves to rise in conference standings for prime seeding heading into the conference tournament.
  • Antonio Alvarez, Hilbert College, Men's Basketball
    January 22, 2018
    Alvarez led the Hawks to a 2-1 record this week averaging 19.3 points and 12.3 rebounds. Alvarez shot 62.2 percent from the field and 40 percent from the arc, recording his first double-double of his collegiate career. He then added his second one in the same week in the loss to Penn State Altoona with 20 points and 19 rebounds over the weekend.
  • AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: PENN ST. BEHREND @ LA ROCHE
    January 15, 2018
    The AMCC men's basketball game of the week features the top two teams in the conference when top-ranked Penn State Behrend (13-2, 8-0 AMCC) travels to Pittsburgh, PA to take on La Roche College (10-5, 7-1 AMCC). La Roche is the fourth-highest scoring team in the league, averaging 78.7 points per game, while Behrend is sixth with 72.7 points per game. It's the Lions' stifling defense that keeps them undefeated in conference play, giving up just 58.6 points per game, the fewest in the conference.
  • Dan Wanker, Penn State Behrend, Men's Basketball
    January 15, 2018
    Wanker led the Lions to 2-0 against conference rivals after averaging 19.0 points and 7.5 rebounds. Against Hilbert in the AMCC game of the week, Wanker shot 67 percent from the floor to notch a career-high 20 points, while also pulling down seven boards in the win. He continued his dominance by scoring 18 points, including a percent 6-for-6 from the charity stripe, in the one-point victory over Altoona. 
  • AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: PENN ST. BEHREND @ HILBERT
    January 09, 2018
    The AMCC men's basketball game of the week features two of the current top three teams in the league. Sitting at the top of the AMCC is Penn State Behrend (11-2, 6-0 AMCC), who is the only remaining undefeated team in conference play. Hilbert College (8-4, 5-1 AMCC) and La Roche College (8-5, 5-1 AMCC), with just one conference loss a piece, are tied for the second spot.
  • Ishimeal Nance, Penn State Altoona, Men's Basketball
    January 08, 2018
    Nance averaged a double-double in a 1-1 week for the Lions. In Wednesday night's win over Pitt-Bradford, the senior scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. In Saturday's loss at La Roche, he scored 18 points to go along with seven rebounds. For the week, Nance average 24.0 points per game, 11.0 rebounds per game, 2.0 assists per game, and 1.5 steals per game.
  • FRANCISCAN'S SABLAN JOINS 1,000 POINT CLUB
    January 07, 2018
    Franciscan University senior captain Keoni Sablan made history for the Barons with his 1,000th career point, despite the Barons dropping a closely contested 75-66 AMCC matchup, Saturday afternoon.
  • MATT TRENT, FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY, MEN'S BASKETBALL
    January 02, 2018
    Averaging a double-double, Trent led the Barons to a 1-1 week in non-conference action. The sophomore helped the Barons to an 82-80 win over Washington & Jefferson, recording 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in their first victory over a non-conference opponent since the 2014-15 season. He then posted his first double-double of the season against Grove City. He tied a career-best with 15 rebounds and posted his second-most point total (19) against the Wolverines. Trent shot 66.7% from the floor in both games and was 72.7% from the free throw line. He ranks second in the AMCC with 7.5 rebounds per game and second in total rebounds.
  • Mike Hollenbeck, Medaille College, Men's Basketball
    December 18, 2017
    Hollenbeck had a big game for Medaille on Saturday, helping the Mavs come through with a big 92-78 win over La Roche who came in previously unbeaten in conference play. Hollenbeck scored a game-high 24 points on 9-15 shooting from the floor, including two triples. He also tied a game-high with seven rebounds, helping the Mavericks pull back even in AMCC play with a 2-2 record heading into the break. 
  • AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: PITT-GREENSBURG @ PENN ST. BEHREND
    December 12, 2017
    The AMCC men's basketball game of the week features Pitt-Greensburg (3-4, 2-2 AMCC) at Penn St. Behrend (7-1, 3-0 AMCC). The Bobcats, under first-year head coach Brody Jackson, have already won more conference games than just a season ago and look to be on the rebound in 2017-18. The Lions are  one of two undefeated teams remaining in conference play and are looking to keep that streak alive this weekend.
  • Joe Mancini, Pitt-Greensburg, Men's Basketball
    December 11, 2017
    Mancini was deadly from beyond the three-point arc in both of Pitt-Greensburg's games this past week. Mancini averaged 18.0 points and hauled down five rebounds in the Pitt-Greensburg's two games last week. He shot 50% from the field and was even better from three-point distance, hitting 11-of-20 for 55%. Mancini nailed five three's in a 73-70 victory at Mt. Aloysius Wednesday evening and set a new career-high with six three-pointers to help guide the Bobcats to an 84-69 victory against D'Youville. 
  • HILBERT MEN'S BASKETBALL ASSISTS THE BUFFALO CITY MISSION
    December 07, 2017
    For the fifth straight year, the Hilbert College men's basketball team has made a financial donation to the Buffalo City Mission in a effort of giving during the holiday season.
  • AMCC MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME OF THE WEEK: HILBERT AT LA ROCHE
    December 07, 2017
    The AMCC men's basketball game of the week features two of the three remaining undefeated teams in conference play. Hilbert College (5-2, 3-0 AMCC) travels to Pittsburgh, PA to take on La Roche College (4-3, 2-0 AMCC) in a Saturday afternoon match-up. Hilbert and La Roche enter the game with almost identical offensive outputs, as the Hawks average 78.7 points per game and the Redhawks average 78.0. 
  • Dequan Jackson, Penn State Altoona, Men's Basketball
    December 04, 2017
    Jackson had a strong week for the Lions, helping his team go 1-1 in AMCC play. In Wednesday night's win at Pitt-Greensburg, he recorded his first double-double of the season, leading the Lions with 20 points and 12 rebounds while adding three steals and two assists. In Saturday's loss at Hilbert, Jackson tied for the team-high with 16 points scored while also finishing with five rebounds, five steals, and three assists. For the week, he averaged 18.0 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game, 4.0 steals per game, and 2.5 assists per game.
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