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Gregorits and Da-Silva Shine in Men’s Basketball’s Senior Day Victory over Post

Credit: Madison Laplante
Credit: Madison Laplante

PHILADELPHIA – Will Gregorits and Flo Da-Silva made it a memorable Senior Day, as the seniors combined for 40 points in the University of the Sciences men's basketball team's 68-57 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) victory over Post on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Morgan Arena.

Gregorits led all players with 21 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks, falling one board shy of his career-best.

He set two milestones on the day, moving into fifth in program history with 254 career offensive boards and sixth with 804 career total rebounds after becoming just the seventh Devil to surpass 800 career boards. 

Da-Silva was two points behind him, making 7-of-10 from the field and adding six rebounds and a game-high four steals.

The duo also led USciences (13-11, 9-7 CACC) with three assists each, with Da-Silva moving into seventh in program history with 323 for his career.

Brendan Crawford sparked University of the Sciences to an early advantage, scoring all 14 of his points in the first 12:23.

Casey made it four Devils in double-figures with 12 points, as the quartet combined for 66 of USciences' 68 points.

Greogirts (7-of-7), Da-Silva (5-of-5) and Casey (4-of-4) combined to make all 16 of University of the Sciences' foul shots, the second straight game in which the Devils did not miss from the free throw line. It marks the most makes without a miss since going 17-of-17 in a win at Felician on Feb. 1, 2014.

USciences also shot 52.1 percent (25-of-48) for the game, giving the Devils two of their best three shooting percentages of the season in the last three outings, and outrebounded Post 33-24.

Aside from a 2-2 tie, University of the Sciences led throughout. As mentioned, the Devils jumped out to an early lead thanks to Crawford's hot start, with the junior giving USciences its first double-digit lead, 20-10, 10:32 into the action. 

Post cut the deficit to four late in the first half, but a Casey triple 1:07 before the break helped University of the Sciences to a 33-26 halftime advantage.

That lead shrunk to as low as one, 45-44, 5:49 into the second half, but it was the seniors coming through as Gregorits hit two foul shots and Da-Silva made a layup.

After a post free throw, Gregorits made a layup of his own before Da-Silva capped a 9-1 stretch with a 3-point play to make the score 54-45 at the 11:02 mark, and USciences led by at least two possessions the remainder of play. 

University of the Sciences can clinch a berth in its sixth straight CACC Tournament with a victory over Goldey-Beacom in its home-finale on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.