Tartans Remain Perfect with Win at Allegheny

Tartans Remain Perfect with Win at Allegheny

(MEADVILLE, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team remained unbeaten, as they traveled to Meadville, Pa. and walked away with a 73-52 win at Allegheny College, Tuesday, November 25.  The Tartans are now 5-0 while the Gators move to 3-2.

Two minutes in to the contest, junior Jason Sebak (New Kensington, Pa./Kiski Prep) connected from long range to give Carnegie Mellon an 8-6 lead, as the Tartans never trailed the rest of the night. The Tartans led 18-16 with 11 minutes to play in the half before freshman Ryan Maha (West Mifflin, Pa.) drained a three-pointer to start an 8-0 for the visitor's which extended the lead to 26-16 five minutes later.  Carnegie Mellon maintained its lead and took a 32-23 lead after twenty minutes of action.  

At the break, sophomore Matt Hillman (Gaithersburg, Md./Sidwell Friends) led the Tartans with eight points while the Tartans shot 39% from the floor to the Gators 32%.

Carnegie Mellon used another 8-0 run early in the second have to push its lead to 44-28 with 16:13 to play on a layup by senior Seth Cordts (Amherst, N.H./Souhegan). Five minutes later, the Cardinal and Gray grabbed its largest lead of the game, 57-36, on a pair of foul shots by sophomore Chris Shkil (Mentor, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin).
The Tartans improved from the floor in the second and shot 57.7% for the frame to finish shooting 47.4% for the night.  Allegheny shot 37.7% from the floor.  Carnegie Mellon outrebounded its fourth opponent of the season hauling down 36 boards to the Gators 33.

Sophomore Jack Serbin (New Albany, Ohio) finished with a game-high 21 points and seven rebounds to lead the Tartans. It marked the third time this season the sophomore has recorded a 20-point game.  Hillman was the only other Tartan in double figures, as he tied a career-high with 10 points while dishing out a career-best five assists.  

Allegheny was led by Brandon smith and Evan Zabriski with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

The Tartans will host the Carnegie Mellon DoubleTree Invitational on Saturday, November 29, with a game against Penn State New Kensington at 3:00 p.m. while Case Western Reserve will play Penn State Beaver at 1:00 p.m. in the first day of play.