Women basketball players on the court in mid-play

The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions play during Athletic Spirit Weekend. Both the men's and women's basketball teams at Penn State Beaver are heading to the Penn State University Athletic Conference playoffs.

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Penn State Beaver men's and women's basketball teams heading to playoffs

MONACA, Pa. — The regular season finished strong for the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Penn State Beaver, with both heading to the Penn State Athletic University Conference playoffs.

Lead by Coach Brian Bibey, the men's team is making its first appearance after three years. In 2014, the team competed in the PSUAC championship and finished as runner-ups. The men finished 16-9 and 12-7 in the PSUAC, earning the fourth seed in the West. They will travel to Penn State Mont Alto on Feb. 19 for a 7 p.m. tip. If they win, they will travel to the highest seed in the East on Feb. 22.

After a tremendous season led by Coach Sean Strickland, the women’s team is looking to win its fifth PSUAC championship in seven years. The women finished 20-4 and 13-2 in the PSUAC, earning them the No. 1 seed in the West. They will host Penn State DuBois at 7 p.m. Feb. 19. If they win that game they will host a semifinal game at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.

In addition to its success on the court, the team also achieved an overall grade-point average of 3.02 in the fall semester.