The Alvernia men's basketball team won 73-71 in overtime over Lycoming to stay atop the Commonwealth Conference standings on Wednesday night. The Albright men stay right behind them. The Lions won 86-76 over Arcadia.

The Crusaders will square off with the Lions next Wednesday at Alvernia in what is shaping up to be a crucial showdown.

Earlier in the night, the Alvernia women struggled to get it together offensively as Lycoming ran away with a 64-44 victory.

The Alvernia women will meet Albright next Wednesday as well. Both teams are on the outside looking in for the conference playoffs as of now.