Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Men's Basketball - Lycoming trying to win it's sixth straight conference tournament at Lebanon Valley

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With its sights set on a third straight MAC Commonwealth title, the Lycoming College men’s basketball team will try to win its sixth straight conference tournament game when it heads to Lebanon Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 21, for a 7 p.m. game at Sorrentino Gym in the tournament’s semifinals.

The Warriors (19-6 overall, 10-6 MAC Commonwealth) dropped an 87-80 heartbreaker to top-seeded Albright in its final regular season outing on Saturday. Sophomore Ronald Jeffersonscored 18 points, while senior Chris Wallace notched 10 points and 13 boards for Lycoming.

Lebanon Valley (16-9 overall, 10-6 MAC Commonwealth) clinched the conference’s second seed with its 72-69 win over Messiah. MAC Commonwealth leading scorer Sam Light had 30 points and eight rebounds in the win.

Warrior Notes
• Lycoming and Lebanon Valley are the only two schools in the MAC Commonwealth to have their men’s and women’s basketball teams reach the conference tournament in each of the last three years.

• Lycoming is 9-5 in the MAC Commonwealth Championship since joining the league in 2007, including 6-1 in the semifinal round.

• The Warriors won the 2016 MAC Commonwealth Championship as the No. 5 seed and the 2017 title as the No. 1 seed.

• The senior class of Alex Newbold and Chris Wallace are appearing in their 10th postseason game tonight, tied with the class of 2004 (Matt Stackhouse and L.J. Huggler) for the most in program history.

• With 1,227 career points, Wallace needs nine more to pass Kevin Anthony (2010-14) for 17th in program history.

• With 173 made 3-pointers, junior T.J. Duckett needs three more to tie Pat Dougher (2011-15)for seventh in program history.

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