Panthers Begin Home Stand Hosting Alfred State Wednesday

Photo by Wade Aiken
Photo by Wade Aiken

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's basketball team will begin a three-game home stand as it welcomes Alfred State to the KOA Arena Wednesday for a non-conference matchup.

Pitt-Bradford is coming off a tough 103-65 defeat at La Roche Saturday. The Panthers hung with the Redhawks in the first half and were down just nine points at the break, but a strong second half pushed La Roche to the convincing win.

Christian Kelly-Perkins led the Panthers with 23 points.

Desmond Brogsdale scored 11 and grabbed nine rebounds while Dylan Niedermeyer chipped in 10 points.

Brogsdale continues to lead the Panthers in scoring with 12.8 points per game. Kelly-Perkins is close behind at 11.8 points per game.

Niedermeyer is the third Panther scoring in double-figures at 10.1 points per game. He is also the team's leading rebounder with 6.8 boards per game.

As a team, the Panthers grab 7.5 steals per game, which is the third-most in the conference. Sahlil Harris leads the team with 2.1 per game, which is fourth-best in the AMCC.

Reggie Rogers also remains one of the top distributors in the conference with 3.7 assists per game, the fifth-best mark in the AMCC.

Wednesday's game is set for a 5 p.m. tip-off and will be the final non-conference matchup of the season for the Panthers.

After Wednesday's home game, Pitt-Bradford will host two more consecutive games at the KOA Arena on Saturday, Jan. 27, against Franciscan, and Wednesday, Jan. 31, against D'Youville.

The Pitt-Bradford Department of Athletics and Alpha Phi Omega chapter will host the "Teal There's a Cure" campaign on during the Jan. 27 basketball doubleheader.

About Alfred State:

  • The Alfred State Pioneers come to the KOA Arena with an 11-6 overall record.
  • The Pioneers are coming off a loss to SUNY Delhi Sunday, but prior to that won two straight games against Pratt (Jan. 15) and Maine at Presque Isle (Jan. 17).
  • As a team, the Pioneers score 71.8 points per game and their defense stifles opponents to 67.9 points per contest.
  • Alexshay Pearce is the team's leading scorer at 15.6 points per game and has made the most three-pointers of any Pioneer with 31. Marcus Rhett also averages double-figure scoring at 10.2 points per game.