PITTSBURGH, PA – La Roche men's basketball fell to defending PAC champion St. Vincent College 71-59 in the final game of the TGI Friday's Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday night.
The Redhawks and St. Vincent battled throughout the first half but the visiting Bearcats pulled away in the final five minutes of the first. La Roche came out of the half determined but were unable to overcome the deficit and fell 71-59.
Lionel Perkins and Zaire Redding each scored 17 points. Redding also grabbed 7 rebounds including 5 on the offensive glass while Perkins brought down 6 boards and forced 2 steals. David Jackson contributed 11 points and 9 boards and Andre Flanigan finished with 10 points and 4 assists. Jean Freeman had 4 points and 4 rebounds in the loss.
La Roche committed just 10 turnovers and grabbed 31 rebounds (15 offensive, 16 defensive).
Men's Basketball will travel to Penn State Beaver on Wednesday at 7PM. The Lions went 2-0 in the TGIFriday's Tip-Off Tournament.