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Good Crowd Expected Tonight as YSU Hosts Canisius in CIT Second Round
by YSU
Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 1:53 pm
Good Crowd Expected Tonight as YSU Hosts Canisius in CIT Second Round

The Youngstown State men's basketball team continues its postseason run when it hosts Canisius, Saturday, March 23, in the second round of the Postseason Tournament.
• Tipoff is set for 7:05 p.m. EST at the Beeghly Center and the game can be heard on 570 WKBN-AM and iHeartRadio.

Last Time Out
• The Penguins won the first Division I postseason tournament game in program history after knocking off Oakland, 99-87, in the CIT first round on March 19.
• The Penguins set a school single-game record with 18 3-pointers against Oakland.
• Junior Kendrick Perry scored a game-high 31 points and made a career-high six 3-pointers.
• Senior Blake Allen tied a pair of career highs with 27 points and seven 3-pointers.
• Allen also became the 35th YSU player to reach 1,000 career points.
• Junior Kamren Belin scored 16 points and made three 3's.
• Senior Damian Eargle recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
• Freshman Bobby Hain scored 11 points off the bench.

The Canisius Series
• This is just the fourth meeting between the Penguins and Golden Griffins in a series that dates back to 1941.
• Canisius won all three previous games, the last one a 71-59 at the Beeghly Center on Nov. 26, 2006.

Scouting Canisius
• Canisius, who has recorded a 14-win improvement from 2011-12, finished fifth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with an 11-7 record in and its 19 wins are the most since the 2000-01 season.
• The Griffs' 11 conference victories were the most since the 1998-99 campaign.

A Win Will
• Improve YSU to 19-15 overall and mark YSU's first 19-win season since 2000-01.
• Mark YSU's first win over Canisius.
• Mark YSU's second postseason tournament win in the school's Division I history.
• Mark YSU's 13th win at home this season.
• Mark Head Coach Jerry Slocum's 674th career victory and his 93rd at Youngstown State.
• Mark YSU's 1,027th victory in the program's history.

Allen 35th With 1,000
•Senior Blake Allen became the 35th player in Youngstown State men's basketball history to score 1,000 career points when he tied a career high with 27 against Oakland on March 19.
• Allen, the school's all-time 3-point leader with 225, also matched a career-best seven 3-pointers in the 99-87 win over the Golden Grizzlies.

Guins Set 3-Point Mark
• The Penguins set a new single-game 3-point record against Oakland, nailing 18 from behind the arc and breaking the former record of 14.
• The Penguins were also just two shy of tying the Horizon League record.

The CIT Second Round
EKU (25-9) at Evansville (19-14) 1:30 p.m.
Rider (19-14) at East Carolina (19-12) 5 p.m.
Canisius (19-13) at YSU (18-15) 7:05 p.m.
Tulane (20-14) at Bradley (17-16) 8 p.m
UIC (18-15) at UNI (19-14) 8 p.m.
Air Force (18-13) at Weber State (27-6) 9 p.m.

Kent State (21-13) at Loyola MD (22-11) 3 p.m.
UC-Irvine (21-15) at Oral Roberts (19-14) 8 p.m.

First Round Results

Eastern Kentucky 69, Gardner Webb 62    
East Carolina 66, Savannah State 65    
Rider 63, Hartford 54    
Youngstown State 99, Oakland 87    
Loyola MD 70, Boston University 63    
Evansville 84, Tennessee State 72    


Kent State 73, Fairfield 71    
Canisius 69, Elon 53    
Northern Iowa 77, North Dakota 66    
Bradley 75, Green Bay 69    
Tulane 84, South Alabama 73    
Illinois-Chicago 80, Chicago State 69    
Oral Roberts 84, UT Arlington 76
Weber State 85, Cal Poly 43    
UC Irvine 80, High Point 71    
Air Force 69,  Hawaii 65

KP Returns to Starting Lineup
• After missing four and coming off the bench in his first game back, junior Kendrick Perry made his return to the starting lineup against Oakland on March 19.
• Perry scored a game-high 31 points with eight rebounds and five assists.
• He also made a career-high six 3-pointers against the Grizzlies.

Penguins Near Scoring Mark
• Youngstown State has scored 2,344 points this season and needs just 45 more to break the program's single-season scoring record.
• It marks the fourth straight year it has scored at least 2,000 points in a season.
• That point total is also the highest since the Penguins set a school record with 2,388 points in 1990-91.
• It's also the fifth time in the last eight years the Penguins has surpassed the 2,000-point mark.
• The Penguins are also averaging 71 points per game, the most since 71.1 ppg in the 2000-01 season.
• The last time the Penguins averaged at least 70 points per game was in 2000-01.

Most Home Wins Since 1984-85
• The win over Oakland on March 19 marked the Penguins 12th win at home this season.
• It's the most wins since the 1984-85 team won 12.
• The school mark for most wins at the Beeghly Center is 17, set in 1976-77.
• The Penguins also won 13 home games in 1974-75
• Over the last two years, the Penguins own a 22-8 home record for a winning percentage of .733.

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