Pittsburgh's Tommy DiRienzo's stellar performance with 32 points and 10 rebounds led Penn State Behrend to an 81-64 victory over Saint Vincent in the ECAC Men's Basketball Quarterfinals. The Lions overcame a halftime deficit, outscoring the Bearcats 40-17 in the second half, securing their 21st win of the season.

The Big Picture

Penn State Behrend's impressive comeback win showcases their resilience and determination in the ECAC tournament, led by DiRienzo's outstanding performance.

By the Numbers
  • DiRienzo scored a career-high 32 points on 15 field goals and grabbed 10 rebounds.
  • Behrend shot 54.1% from the field, with a remarkable 58.1% in the second half.
State of Play
  • Behrend advances to the ECAC semifinals after securing their first ECAC win since 2022.
  • The Lions will face the hosts Juniata in the semifinals tomorrow at 2 p.m.
What's Next

Penn State Behrend will look to continue their winning momentum as they prepare to take on Juniata in the upcoming ECAC semifinals.

Bottom Line

Tommy DiRienzo's remarkable performance fueled Penn State Behrend to a decisive victory, showcasing the team's strength and resolve as they move forward in the ECAC tournament.