Philadelphia, Pa. - It was was an emotional night at Bobby Morgan Arena from start to finish for the University of the Sciences men's basketball team, as they fell in overtime to Goldey-Beacom 71-68. Though there was more than just a game that took place, as the Devils honored the life and legacy of the late Howard "Howie" Lanier with a pregame ceremony and plaque unveiling on the concourse of Bobby Morgan Arena. Picked to finish three spots ahead of the Lightning in the pre-season conference voting, the Devils and Lightning entered the half knotted at 26 as the Devils were just ahead of Goldey-Beacom from the field, knocking down 11 of 27. USciences finished with three players scoring in double figures, including Will Gregorits who posted his first double-double of the season with 20 points and 17 rebounds to go along with his five assists.
- Jon McGill was close behind Gregorits in the scoring column, posting 19 points on 7 of 11 from the field and 5 of 8 from beyond the arc, along with three rebounds and three steals, including his late steal and make off a Lightning inbound to the game and force overtime.
- Brendan Crawford added 16 points to his total with five rebounds, three assists, along with a steal and a blocked shot.
- Beni Toure provided six points off the bench for the Devils, while hauling in seven rebounds.
- The Devils shot 46.8 percent from the field, knocking down 29 of 62, including 7 of 17 from beyond the arc.
- USciences cleaned up on the glass, outrebounding the Lightning 42-31 on the evening.
- The Devils came back from a Goldey-Beacom lead that extended out as many as six points in a game that saw 10 ties and 10 lead changes.
- The Devils will be back in action from Indiana University (Pa.) on Friday, Nov. 25 when they take on Pitt-Johnstown at 5:15PM in the Indiana Holiday Tournament.