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Saxon men's basketball team routs PSU-Greater Allegheny
11/17/12

HOUGHTON, NY-  The Alfred University men’s basketball team blew out PSU-Greater Allegany, 80-44, Saturday afternoon to conclude the Houghton College Tip-Off Classic Tournament.

Junior forward Jason Ruback (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford-Mendon) scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds, helping Saxons establish dominance in the first half.  AU outshot their opponent 46 percent compared to 21 percent from the field, 17 percent compared to 14 beyond the arc, and 100 percent compared to 40 percent from the free throw line, gaining a commanding 39-15 lead at half.

AU added to their lead throughout the second half outscoring PSU-Greater Allegany 41-29, to close out the contest. Sophomore guard Tim Pacheco (Mt. Pocono, PA/Pocono Mountain East) paced the Saxons with nine points and four rebounds.  Freshman guard Jerry Kincel (Moosic, PA/Riverside) and sophomore center Jeremy Johnson (Martinsburg, WV/Shepard) pulled down five boards apiece.

Pacheco and Ruback were named to the All-Tournament team for AU.

Alfred (1-1-0, 0-0-0 Empire 8) next face Penn College Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.