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It's crunch time for many of our local college basketball teams.

The Alvernia men are tied for third in the MAC Commonwealth as they eye another postseason appearance. The Crusaders will get a tough test Wednesday when they visit Lycoming.

Mike Miller and his defending conference champs have won four straight games and five of their last six overall.

Alvernia won the first meeting with Lycoming, a one-point victory on Jack McCloskey Court.

The Crusaders know its going to be the same type of battle in Williamsport Wednesday. The intensity will be even higher, knowing that playoff positioning is at stake.