Headlines

  • Lions Fall in Tight Contest with Seagulls
    January 20, 2018
    Middletown, PA – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team took on the Salisbury Seagulls on Saturday January 20th.  After an intense contest, the Seagulls kept their composure and made their free throws in the final minutes in order to stay in second place in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC).
  • Quick Start For The Lions Lead To Impressive Road Victory
    January 17, 2018
    Arlington, VA - Penn State Harrisburg Men’s Basketball took to the road Wednesday to make a statement about the type of team they want to be. Getting off to a quick start, The Lions executed near perfectly on all ends of the court and only continued to build as the game went on. The Lions made that statement on the road Wednesday winning 74-57.
  • Freshman Duo Shine in Loss to Seahawks
    January 13, 2018
    Middletown, PA – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team hosted the St. Mary’s Seahawks on Saturday January 13th for the fifth annual Orange for Owen game.  The Lions took the lead early starting the first eight minutes up 18-12, but St. Mary’s turned the tide from there and never looked back.
  • Bola Selected as Top Center in D3 Men's Basketball Poll
    January 12, 2018
    Middletown, Pa. - Gholahan Alliyu (AKA Bola) was recently a candidate for the D3 Sports Network Top Center Poll. Bola received over 70% of the votes in a grouping of the best centers all over the country in Division III basketball.
  • Williams Posts 17 Points, 13 Rebounds
    January 10, 2018
    York, PA – Penn State Harrisburg’s second half rally came up short against the #8 ranked York Spartans. The Lions would close within a point midway through the second half, but could not blemish the Spartans undefeated record. Kahlil Williams scored 17 points going 7-7 from the field and gather in 13 rebounds to lead the offense. Brandon Coleman added 15 points knocking down three three-pointers.
  • Thomas Posts 15 Points
    January 06, 2018
    Middletown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg came up just short in its CAC match-up against Mary Washington despite having five players reach double figures offensively. Trent Thomas led the Lions scoring 15 points. Brandon Coleman added 11 points by going 3-4 from behind the three-point arc. Kahlil Williams, Tariq Bennett, and Chris Bing each contributed 10 points.
  • Lions Drop To Captains
    January 03, 2018
    Newport News, VA – Penn State Harrisburg’s Men’s Basketball could not hold on to a six-point halftime lead, falling on the road to Christopher Newport. Chris Bing led the Lions with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Battling some foul trouble, Kahlil Williams added 14 points as well.
  • Bola Nominated for D3 Sports Top Center...Vote Now
    January 01, 2018
    Middletown Pa. - Gbolahan Alliyu is a household name to anyone keeping up with Penn State Harrisburg athletics. After a very impressive start to his Junior season, his very large reach could go even further. Bola was recently selected as final candidate for a D3 Sports basketball poll asking who is the top center in all of Division III basketball. Read full story and consider voting in the poll now.
  • Lions Overpower Lords
    December 30, 2017
    Reading, PA – Penn State Harrisburg used a strong first half to build a 15-point advantage over Kenyon College in route to the victory. Anthony Bennett Jr. led the Lions offensively, scoring 19 points and gathering in 6 rebounds. Bennett Jr. was name to the All-Tournament for his efforts. Brandon Coleman scored 17 points for the Lions while going 7-7 at the free throw line.
  • Williams Scores 25 Points
    December 29, 2017
    Reading, PA – Penn State Harrisburg’s second half rally came up just short as the Lions fell in their first round match-up against Albright College in the Crowne Plaza Holiday Tournament. Kahlil Williams led the Lions with 25 points. Harrisburg also got 15 points from Brandon Coleman and 14 points from Anthony Bennett Jr. In his first career game, Chris Bing scored 10 points for the Lions.
  • Alliyu Posts 11 Points and 15 Rebounds
    December 17, 2017
    Elizabethtown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg could not hold off a strong second half push by the Blue Jays and fell by one point. The Lions got a strong effort for Freshman Anthony Bennett Jr. who scored 21 points in his first career start. Gbolahan Alliyu also contributed 11 points and 15 rebounds.  
  • Lions Rally Comes Up Short
    December 04, 2017
    Middletown, PA – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team continued to show flashes of brilliance against the 5-1 DeSales Bulldogs on Monday December 4th.  Unfortunately, their first half effort and shot percentage from the visitors allowed for too large of a lead to overcome, despite a very well fought second half from the Lions.  
  • Bennett Jr Scores Career High 19 Points
    December 02, 2017
    Salisbury, MD – Penn State Harrisburg could not overcome a good Salisbury three-point attack falling by 16 points. The Lions got a strong effort from Anthony Bennett Jr. who scored 19 points. In first start, Brandon Coleman played well scoring 12 points.
  • Lions Have Four Players Reach Double Figures
    November 29, 2017
    Frostburg, MD – Penn State Harrisburg could not recover from a 12 point halftime deficit despite four Lions reaching double figures in scoring. Trent Thomas led the Lions in scoring with 20 points while shooting 80% from behind the three-point line. Khalil Williams also had another good outing scoring 15 points while gathering 9 rebounds. Anthony Bennett Jr. and Gbolahan Nelson each added 12 points as well.
  • Nelson leads team with 17 in First CAC Victory
    November 25, 2017
    Middletown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg Men’s Basketball rallied back from 22-point first half deficit to defeat CAC foe Southern Virginia. The Lions got an outstanding performance from Ibn-Haneef Nelson who scored 17 points. After some defensive adjustments, the Blue & White ended the first half on a 28-7 run to pull them within one going into halftime. The Lions would use that momentum to defeat the Knights. 
  • Alliyu Named CAC Player Of The Week
    November 21, 2017
    Penn State Harrisburg junior center Gbolahan Alliyu was selected as the CAC Player of the Week after averaging 12.3 points, 15.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per contest in a 3-0 week for the Lions. Alliyu helped Penn State Harrisburg to a 3-0 start by defeating Haverford, Immaculata, and Mount Union and was named the MVP of the Penn State Harrisburg Tip-Off tournament. He posted double-doubles in both tournament wins, including an 18-point, 18-rebound, 8-block performance against Immaculata in the tournament opener. He shot 56.7% (17-for-30) from the floor for the week.
  • Thomas Nets 16 in CAC Opener
    November 21, 2017
    Middletown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg fell in its CAC opener against Wesley despite a strong effort from Trent Thomas who recorded 16 points. The Blue & White got another good all-around effort from Gbolahan Alliyu who posted 9 points and 10 rebounds. The Lions led for most of the game, but the Wolverines rally late to pick up the victory.
  • Penn State Harrisburg Wins Tip-Off Tournament
    November 19, 2017
    Middletown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg won its tip-off tournament for the second straight year, winning a highly competitive matchup against Mt. Union. The Lions were led by tournament MVP Gbolahan Alliyu who recorded 13 points and 16 rebounds. The Blue & White got major contributions from All-Tournament team members Trent Thomas (14 points) and Kahlil Williams (12 points and 11 rebounds).
  • Lions Use Second Half Surge To Down Mighty Macs
    November 18, 2017
    Middletown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg won the open game of their tip-off tournament thanks to a 17 point run to open up the second half, which put the game out of reach.  Immaculate did not score in the first 9:02 of the first half.  Thanks in large part to Gbolahan Alliyu who posted 18 points, 18 rebounds and 8 blocks.  Lions also got strong offensive support from Ibn-Haneef Nelson and Anthony Bennett Jr. who each recorded 14 points.    
  • Williams Double-Double Helps Lions Win Season Opener
    November 15, 2017
    Haverford, PA - The Penn State Harrisburg Men's Basketball team got its season off on the note defeating Haverford College in a high competitive contest. The Lions got a great effort from junior Kahlil Williams who recorded 22 points and gathered 14 rebounds. The Lions also got 16 points from junior Anthony Bennett Jr. including a free throw with 15 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime. In the extra period, Harrisburg would get key baskets from Brandon Coleman, Bennett Jr. and Williams to pull away from the Fords for good. 
  • Men's Basketball Preseason Poll and Video
    November 14, 2017
    The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team is more than ready for the start of the 2017-2018 season. With a multitude of returning players and another quality recruiting class, the Lions will be in a position to fight for their first playoff run in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC).
  • Penn State Harrisburg Announces 2017-18 Men's Basketball Schedule
    October 19, 2017
    Harrisburg. Pa – Penn State Harrisburg Athletic Director Rashaan Carlton and Head Men's Basketball coach Don Friday have released the 2017-18 schedule, set to tip off the regular season on November 15 at Haverford College. 
  • Penn State Harrisburg Coaches Clinic
    October 17, 2017
    Penn State Harrisburg will be hosting its Fifth Annual Coaches Clinic on Sunday October 22 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Capital Union Building. Featured speaker include Monte Ross who was the former Head Coach at the University of Delaware, Matt Brady who is the Director of Player Personnel at University of Maryland, Kris Holtzer the Head Coach of Delaware Valley High School and our very own Head Men's Basketball Coach Don Friday.
  • Mens Basketball will host The Penn State Harrisburg Varsity only basketball clinic Oct. 1st
    September 26, 2017
    Penn State Harrisburg Varsity Only Clinic: Sunday, October 1st, 10:30am-4:30pm in the Capitol Union Building on the campus of Penn State Harrisburg Come out and join the 5th Annual Penn State Harrisburg Varsity Only Clinic. Get the opportunity to showcase your skills in front of a College Basketball staff and other highly talented players from around the PA, NY, NJ, and DMV areas.
  • Frank, Nwandu Named Assistant Men’s Basketball Coaches
    September 14, 2017
    Penn State Harrisburg Men’s Basketball announces Jeff Frank and Chris Nwandu as assistant coaches for the 2017-18 school year. Frank comes to the program after being a Graduate Assistant at Hofstra University. Chris Nwandu brings a unique perspective to the staff, having just finished his playing career at Shippensburg University.