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Men's Basketball vs. Pitt-Greensburg in Semifinal Round of AMCC Tournament
02/23/2006

FROSTBURG, MD — The Frostburg State men’s basketball team will battle No. 2 seeded Pitt-Greensburg tomorrow evening at 8:00 pm in the semifinal round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament held at Lake Erie College.

The No. 6 seeded Frostburg State upset No. 3 seeded Penn State Behrend Tuesday evening 49-45. Senior Marcus McIntyre (Washington, D.C./Wilson) sealed the win for Frostburg State making six free throws with less than 30 seconds to play.

Pitt-Greensburg enters the tournament after earning a bye in the first round, finishing the regular season 16-9 overall. UPG slipped by FSU 95-92 in double overtime last Saturday in the season finale for both teams.

In the two regular-season meetings, Pitt-Greensburg swept Frostburg State by a combined margin of only four points.

Frostburg State is led by senior Dan Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall) averaging 13.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest. He currently ranks first in the AMCC and 49th in the country in rebounding. Ryley is also second in the AMCC with 35 blocks. Sophomore Brian Owen (Gainesville, Va./Brentsville) is second on the team scoring 12.7 ppg. He leads FSU with 59 three pointers and 3.2 assists per game.

McIntyre and sophomore Keith Hazel (Weirton, W.Va./Weir) are tied for third on the team in scoring each averaging 11.1 ppg. McIntyre leads the team with a shooting percentage of .525 and is second with 7.6 rpg.

Pitt-Greensburg is led by Duke Cooper, who is averaging 17.3 points per game and 5.0 assists per contest. He is second on the team with 6.1 rebounds per game. Bill Scavincky is second with 15.1 ppg and leads UPG with 6.9 rebounds per game.

The winner of the FSU/UPG match-up, will advance to face the winner of the Lake Erie/Hilbert contest in the AMCC championship game on Saturday, February 25 at 3:00 pm.

The AMCC Tournament champion will receive an automatic bid the NCAA Division III Tournament.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu