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March 25, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Rock men’s basketball concludes successful season

The Slippery Rock University men’s basketball team, under the direction of fifth-year head coach Kevin Reynolds, has concluded one of its finest seasons in school history.

The Rock won an opening-round NCAA tournament game for the first time since 1978, claimed its second Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference runner-up finish in the last three seasons and tied a school record for most wins in a season with a 23-9 final record, the most victories by an SRU men’s team since 1991.

SRU’s quests for conference and regional championships were both dashed by PSAC’s Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Crimson Hawks downed The Rock 52-46, in the PSAC title game and 53-50 in second-round action of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional tournament.

Leading the way for The Rock was senior forward Devin Taylor, a professional studies major from New Castle, who received first-team All-PSAC-Western Division and second-team All-Atlantic Region honors.

Taylor finished his three-year Rock career as the school’s No. 14 all-time scorer and No. 12 all-time rebounder.

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