Gannon shot a paltry 36.5% from the field tonight -- missing several from close range -- during a frustrating and disappointing 65-57 loss at Pitt-Johnstown this evening. But today wasn't all bad news. No, I'm not talking about Slippery Rock's stunning 86-84 double overtime loss at now 5-10 Seton Hill during which 5 SHU players logged 40+ minutes of playing time.
The good news is the university announced today that the Gannon men's basketball team recorded an impressive 3.064 team GPA during the fall semester.
As I told GU SSID (Super Sports Information Director) Dan Teliski
today, I'm proud to be a supporter of a program that cares about
academics, teaches kids a strong work ethic, and doesn't spoil the
Do I wish the 6-for-21 (Gannon) and 9-for-16
(UPJ) shooting charts on threes were reversed tonight? Yes. Am I happy
that Gannon's free throw shooting was 5-of-6 while the Mountain Cats hit
18-of-19? Nope. And of course I wish UPJ's A.J. Leahey would have not
torched Gannon for 27 points (7-of-11 on threes) and the Knights
wouldn't have turned the ball over after consecutive steals gave them a
possession with less than a minute to go and trailing by only 3.
all those stats I rattled off will have an impact only on the PSAC
standings and 2014-15 season. Classwork and the habits that go along
with earning good grades earn wins in the game of life.