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YSU men surge back to top Milwaukee, 70-68

The Youngstown State men’s basketball team overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half to win its Horizon League opener at Milwaukee on Thursday night, 70-68. Tevin Olison scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds for YSU (3-3, 1-0), while Owen Long scored 17 points, ...

YSU women top Milwaukee 58-50 to remain undefeated

YOUNGSTOWN — John Barnes said coming into the year that his Youngstown State women’s basketball team would be stingy on defense. On Thursday night, that defense delivered a critical Horizon League victory over Milwaukee, even without the services of starting forward Lilly Ritz. YSU held ...

YSU women gearing up for big weekend

YOUNGSTOWN — After a 5-0 November, the Youngstown State women’s basketball team is set to put that undefeated mark to the test. The Penguins will embark on their first Horizon League homestand of the season, as Milwaukee and Green Bay visit the Beeghly Center tonight and Saturday ...

Penguins begin league play on the road

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been a trial by fire for the Youngstown State men’s basketball team to this point, and that trend will continue through the end of this week and into the weekend. The Penguins (2-3) have been dealt a tough hand in having to figure out how to replace fifth-year senior ...

Transfer Lilly Ritz excelling for Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — Playing Division I basketball wasn’t originally the end goal for Youngstown State’s Lilly Ritz. Now that she’s here, though, she’s taking advantage of the opportunity. A senior transfer from Division II Wheeling University, Ritz is off to a strong start through her ...

’Guins cruise past LIU, 70-55

YOUNGSTOWN — Shooting just 3-of-11 from the field and having committed six turnovers, Youngstown State found itself locked in a battle with Long Island early on, leading by just one point after the first quarter Friday afternoon. So with its offense struggling, YSU turned to its defense. ...