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zag4ever
03-07-2013, 09:53 AM
INDIANA, PA - Mathis Keita (Thionville, France/Insep) poured in a career-high 25 points as the 13th-ranked IUP men's basketball team hung on for an exhilarating 89-87 overtime win over Edinboro in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Tournament Tuesday.

LOCK HAVEN, PA Mathis Keita (Thionville, France/Insep) was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West first team while Scooter Renkin (Midlothian, VA/Blue Ridge) and Anthony Wells (Cleveland, OH/Shaker Heights) earned second team honors as the league announced its postseason awards on Tuesday morning.
A junior in his first season with the Crimson Hawks after transferring from Gonzaga, Keita leads the team with 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest. He's also on the court the most for IUP, averaging a team-best 32.4 minutes per game and has dished out 79 assists, tied for second on the team.
An immediate impact, Keita reached double-figures in scoring in five of his first six games at IUP, hitting the 20-point mark three times. He's collected two double-doubles this season, including 18 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in a win over Edinboro. He's led IUP in scoring 11 times, rebounding 11 times, and in minutes 15 times.:clap:

Dogtownkid
03-07-2013, 09:57 AM
Good for him! Glad he's doing well.

abarefootboy
03-07-2013, 09:59 AM
This pleases me. Wishing him all the best blessings. Thanks for sharing.

Oregonzagnut
03-07-2013, 10:02 AM
Where ever Zags go they succeed don't they? i see a trend.

Jazzgirl_127
03-07-2013, 10:05 AM
Good for him!

IUP was my university's rival (not that it counts in my case because I was too busy watching GU games or reading about them on the old forum to ever go to games at our own gym hahaha). Go IUP Hawks and Mathis!

Hoopaholic
03-07-2013, 10:11 AM
Sweet good for him

ZagsObserver
03-07-2013, 10:14 AM
At inferior programs, yes. ( in response to oregonzagnut)

You only have so much PT to work with, and you disperse that PT among those that give you the best chance to win. Keita went where he will succeed and GU went with the bodies that give it the best chance. Nothing unique here. Hope he continues to succeed.

Hoopaholic
03-07-2013, 10:22 AM
Also can do with system fits to a players skill set

sittingon50
03-07-2013, 10:31 AM
Keep it rolling, MK.

thespywhozaggedme
03-07-2013, 11:18 AM
Good for him!

IUP was my university's rival (not that it counts in my case because I was too busy watching GU games or reading about them on the old forum to ever go to games at our own gym hahaha). Go IUP Hawks and Mathis!

California?

Jazzgirl_127
03-07-2013, 11:29 AM
California?

The other C.U.P., Clarion. I'm not sure that rivalry is the right term because we were never very good, but for some reason they always marketed IUP as our rival lol.

ZagWhoShotLibertyValance
03-07-2013, 12:38 PM
former CUP Vulcan here. Ahh, the Mon Valley . . .

ZagNative
03-09-2013, 10:57 PM
Mathis voted MVP of the PSAC tournament in sewing up the conference championship tonight! From GoErie.com (http://www.goerie.com/article/20130310/BASKETBALL03/303109889/IUP-wins-PSAC-basketball-title):

NDIANA -- Forward Josh Wiegand had 15 points and top-seeded Indiana won its third PSAC basketball title in four years with a 52-46 victory over Slippery Rock Saturday.

With 2,632 fans at the Kovalchick Center, the No. 14 Crimson Hawks (24-5) stifled the PSAC West third seed Rock (22-8), who eliminated Gannon 52-58 in overtime Tuesday and topped PSAC East top seed East Stroudsburg 68-59 Friday night.

IUP edged Edinboro 89-87 in overtime Tuesday before trouncing West Chester 92-76 in Friday's semifinals.

Gonzaga transfer Mathis Keita had 10 points and was named the PSAC tournament MVP with 34 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists in the two games.

Forward Devin Taylor had 14 points for the Rock, who shot just 28.2 percent (15-of-52). The Crimson Hawks, whose only home loss in 18 games was to Gannon, outrebounded Division II's top rebounding team 37-36.Mathis had scored 25 points in the semifinal over West Chester yesterday:


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IUP vs. West Chester

IUP's Mathis Keita put up three fingers after making a first-half 3-point field goal. Keita hit a team-high four 3s, and IUP set a PSAC postseason tournament record with 15 3s in Friday's win over West Chester in the PSAC semifinals at the KCAC.

sittingon50
03-10-2013, 12:30 PM
Way to go, MK!