HAMBURG, NY - With 3.5 seconds left in Saturday's AMCC semifinal and trailing by two, the Pitt-Greensburg men's basketball team would need two points to pull even with Penn State Behrend. That's exactly what they'd get thanks to two insanely clutch free throws by senior, Jerell Figueroa (Dover, PA, Dover Area)that tied things up at 55-55 and forced an extra period.
The Bobcats would ride the momentum into and through overtime, outscoring the Lions 12-9 to earn a 67-64 victory and their place in the 2016 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship game.
The victory improves the Bobcats to 18-9 on the season and returns them to the title game for the first time since the 2005-2006 season. Penn State Behrend ends their season at 20-5.
Individually, UPG was led by Mike Connelly, a St. Joseph graduate, with 21 points.
(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)