On Wednesday evening in State College, 4 Nittany Lions scored in double figures, and the team put up 80 points. Bucknell, however, rode some ridiculously hot shooting for a 90-80 win. Saturday afternoon at the famed Palestra in Philly, PSU again topped 80 points, lead by 27 from Tim Frazier and 21 from D.J. Newbill, and came up with enough stops to top the Penn Quakers 83-71. The 80 points mark the first time since the 2006-2007 season that Penn State has topped 80 points in back to back games.
PSU again got off to a flying start on offense, but was able to carry that momentum over to the defensive side of the floor, en route to a dominating 49-24 lead at halftime. Prior to a Penn layup as time expired in the first half, the Lions defense held the hosts without a field goal for over 10 minutes. Donovon Jack was a force early, with 7 quick points, while transfer Allen Roberts knocked down three treys for all 9 of his points on the afternoon. Tim Frazier lead the way with 12 points, and 5 assists.
Penn would rally on a couple of occasions in the 2nd half, but would never close to single digits, as Frazier and Newbill were clutch from the foul line down the stretch.
PSU returns home on Tuesday to face a tough LaSalle squad at 7:00 in the BJC.
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