YSU men’s basketball hits 1,000 win mark

Blake Allen shoots for the YSU men's basketball team.

YSU's Blake Allen

The YSU men’s basketball program notched its 1,000th victory with a 68-64 overtime win Jan. 5 in Beeghly Center. Here, junior guard Blake Allen launches a three-point jumper.

The Penguins went out two nights later and pummeled Illinois-Chicago 71-50, marking their best start to league play since joining the Horizon League a decade ago. The Penguins also notched their ninth win of the season, equaling the win total for all of last season.

This past weekend, the Penguins fell to Valparaiso and Butler on the road, dropping their record to 9-8. The women’s team is putting up equally impressive numbers, boosting its record to 8-6 with a win Jan. 7 against Valparaiso in Beeghly Center. It was the team’s best start since the 1999-2000 season. Starting this Friday, Jan. 20, the men and women play a total of 13 home games in the span of five weeks.

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