BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's basketball team fell, 82-66, against Medaille in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference matchup at the KOA Arena Wednesday night.
"I thought our effort was a lot better tonight," Head Coach Sean Brown Sr. said. "Our execution on offense also has improved. Tonight, Medaille just had a lot more firepower, but the effort was there tonight from us defensively."
Sahlil Harris put together his best game as of late, scoring a team-leading 14 points while blocking four shots and grabbing a pair of steals in 21 minutes on the floor.
Brogsdale and Niedermeyer each pulled down nine boards to lead the Panthers.
The two teams hung even through the early part of the game, holding a 16-16 tie after a Mills' make from deep at the 11:15 mark.
But a 13-2 run brought Medaille's lead to 29-18 at the 9:06 mark.
Medaille eventually would hang tough and hold a 45-31 advantage into the break.
The Mavs shot 51.4% from the field in the half, converting on 18 field goals. Medaille also held the advantage at the free-throw line, going 6-10 from the stripe in the first half.
Pitt-Bradford also shot a high percentage of 46.7 percent on 14 makes, but the Panthers went just 1-6 at the free-throw line.
Niedermeyer got the scoring started in the second half with a layup to cut into the Medaille lead early.
Harris later knocked down a three-ball and brought the score to 49-36 at the 17:15 mark.
But the Mavs bounced back, gaining its largest lead of 22 points at the 11:52 mark.
Pitt-Bradford continued to pressure the Medaille offense with a full-court press, and eventually forced seven Mavs' turnovers and grabbed four steals in the half.
Four separate times, Harris came flying in on a Medaille fastbreak and blocked the shot cleanly from behind.
But the Mavs would hold strong and finish out the 82-66 win.
In total, the Panthers shot 43.5 percent from the floor.
The two teams each had 14 turnovers.
Brogsdale led the game with six assists.
Up next, the Panthers will host Pitt-Greensburg Saturday at the KOA Area. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.