BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Medaille Mavericks defended their home gym and defeated the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's basketball team Wednesday in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game.
With the 100-67 loss, Pitt-Bradford drops to 3-13 overall and 2-8 in conference play while Medaille improves to 9-8 overall and 7-3 in AMCC action.
"The guys really battled tonight but we couldn't find a way to slow down Medaille's offense," Head Coach Ryan Shay said. "It was good to see Desmond have a strong night offensively. Hopefully we learn from our mistakes and bounce back this weekend."
Desmond Brogsdale dropped a career-high 24 points to lead all scorers.
Medaille controlled the offensive tempo from the start, shooting 63 percent, making four three-pointers and connecting on 10 free throws in the first half.
Brogsdale took on the scoring load for the Panthers, pouring in 14 first-half points.
But the Mavericks came away with a 48-31 lead after the first half.
Medaille used the long ball to continue to build its lead in the second half, knocking down seven three-pointers on 13 attempts in the period.
Despite a 45.2 percent shooting effort from the Panthers in the second half, Pitt-Bradford was unable to cut into the Medaille deficit and the Mavericks held on.
In all, the Mavericks out-rebounded the Panthers 30-24.
The Mavericks knocked down 11 total three-pointers.
Rogers grabbed a pair of steals and Justin Kusiappouh dished a team-best three assists.
Jeffrey Fry knocked down both of Pitt-Bradford's three-pointers.
Up next, the Panthers will play their second-straight road game Saturday as they head to Pitt-Greensburg.