YSU Men pick up first victory in Calhoun era

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown State rolled past Franciscan 134-46 in the Penguins’ home opener Monday night at Beeghly Center.

It marked the first victory under Head Coach Jerrod Calhoun at YSU.

The Penguins placed six players in double-figures in the victory.

Michael Akuchie led the way with a game-high 28 points. Garrett Covington and Tyree Robinson added 16 points apiece while Bruan Hartfield added 14. Jaylen Benton and Devin Haygood also reached double-figures with 10 points apiece.

Juwan Perkins led the Barons with 10 points. Franciscan drops to 0-1 on the season.

YSU improves to 1-1 on the season. The Penguins return to action Saturday at Canisius.