Another Victory for Men’s Basketball

Another Victory for Men’s Basketball

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The 15th-ranked Susquehanna University men's basketball team returned home and picked up yet another victory, defeating visiting Goucher College 98-67 on Wednesday evening. SU is now 16-1 overall and remains a perfect 8-0 at home.

The Crusaders (16-1, 7-1) saw four players reach double figures. They were led by senior Josh Miller's double-double who had a game-high 20 points and 15 rebounds. Brandon Hedley added 17 points – 12 from three-point range – with 16 of those points coming in the second half. Hedley also led all players with seven assists and three steals.

Dan Weiss chipped in 10 points and Steven Weidlich finished with 13 points, four rebounds and three assists.

The SU defense forced 15 Goucher turnovers and limited the Gophers (6-11, 2-6) to 35 percent shooting from the floor while Susquehanna countered with a 51.6 percent showing. SU also shot nearly 48 percent from three-point range and 83 percent at the free throw line.

Goucher led for just 88 seconds the entire night. The team's early 2-0 lead was erased by Miller's three at the 18:32 mark that made it 3-2 and put SU ahead for good.

Susquehanna led by nine (15-6) six minutes into the game before the Crusaders went on an 8-2 run to pull ahead by 15 (23-8) with 10:44 still to play.

Ryan Traub gave his team the largest lead of the half with a layup at the 6:21 mark that made it 34-11.

The Gophers scored the final four points of the half but still trailed SU 42-26 at the midway point of the game.

The Crusaders opened the second by scoring 16 of the first 20 points to grab a 58-30 lead just 4:21 into the period.

Traub's free throw at the 15-minute mark gave SU its first 30-point lead of the evening (61-31) and Goucher failed to pull any closer than 20 points over the remainder of the game. An Adam Dizbon three with 3:25 left put SU up 93-58 and Goucher scored just nine points over the remaining minutes of the game.

Susquehanna remains at home to host Elizabethtown on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.