NCAAB Game Recap - Wagner at Penn State
Sat Nov 9, 2019 4:00 PM EST

URI
55
MD
73
F
ArkPB
60
Gonz
110
F
Stony
57
Seton
74
F
BethC
44
TxTch
79
F
Bois
75
Oreg
106
F
Tex
70
Purd
66
F
Alc
72
ULMo
73
F(OT)
GWebb
59
WCU
71
F
Nich
75
Pitt
70
F
RobM
57
ND
92
F
CenAR
78
GTown
89
F
UNCA
91
Citad
76
F
(N/A)
50
Ohio
88
F
HolyC
83
UNH
87
F
UMass
62
Fairf
60
F
(N/A)
63
Boston
91
F
Morg
57
Temp
75
F
Lafy
72
StFNY
73
F
S UT
79
Nebras
78
F(OT)
WriSt
88
MiaO
81
F
PorSt
74
Ind
85
F
GASt
80
Charl
84
F
NCC
64
SFA
94
F
TXSo
63
WichSt
69
F
PVAM
69
UCF
73
F
UMKC
51
OkSt
69
F
UMBC
65
FlGlf
61
F
UtVal
62
Denv
74
F
Del
56
SIU
54
F
LoyMD
98
ChiSt
85
F
(N/A)
54
Clev
79
F
MidTN
73
Lipsco
70
F
Iona
64
LaSal
70
F(OT)
How
62
GrgWas
76
F
TxSt
71
AF
78
F
KansSt
60
UNLV
56
F(OT)
SDSU
76
BYU
71
F
APSU
75
W Ky
97
F
NrthIA
64
NIU
54
F
CenCT
57
StJon
87
F
Wagn
64
PSU
91
F
Monm
74
Hof
94
F
IaSt
74
OrSt
80
F
Penn
61
Rice
80
F
TNSt
57
Chat
59
F
NJIT
47
Prov
76
F
Canis
68
Brown
75
F
Ida
51
UCRiv
58
F
TexSA
62
Oakl
75
F
(N/A)
60
MTSt
93
F
USD
62
LongB
74
F
Leh
74
Albany
70
F
HiPt
61
Woff
89
F
(N/A)
58
MtStM
75
F
Ball
75
Evans
79
F
NOrl
53
Butl
79
F
W MI
115
WIMil
110
F(3OT)
(N/A)
64
WIGB
115
F
Valpa
70
StLou
81
F
IndSt
81
Dayt
86
F
ETSU
92
TN-M
75
F
Stetsn
77
W IL
75
F
IUPUI
56
Brad
90
F
UCIrv
73
Pepp
77
F
Tuls
59
TexAr
73
F
(N/A)
70
TNTec
83
F
McNee
80
ULLa
85
F
SoMis
69
SthAL
75
F
South
49
Murr
69
F
Okla
71
Minn
62
F
Princ
72
USF
82
F
CSNor
70
NM
97
F
SDSt
93
CSBak
91
F(2OT)
E WA
74
Seatt
66
F
LoyMa
67
Nev
72
F
CS-Ful
54
Stan
70
F

Nov 9, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Wagner (0-2)

30

34

64

Penn State (2-0)

37

54

91

Jones leads Penn State over Wagner 91-64
Sat Nov 9, 2019 7:02 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Pat Chambers believes Penn State can be one of the best defensive teams in the country.

Two games in, the Nittany Lions appear to be headed in that direction.

Myreon Jones scored 14 points and Penn State pulled away from Wagner 91-64 on Saturday.

Lamar Stevens added 13 points, Izaiah Brockington and Seth Lundy added 12 apiece and Jamari Wheeler chipped in 10 for the Nittany Lions (2-0), who led for all but 4:33.

Just as they did in their opener, the Nittany Lions turned defense into offense all afternoon. They forced 18 turnovers and held the Seahawks (0-2) to just 24-for-59 shooting.

"I think we have the makings of an elite defensive team," Chambers said.

Curtis Cobb led Wagner with 19 points while Alex Morales and Elijah Ford added 18 and 12, respectively.

The Seahawks controlled most of the first 10 minutes, but the Nittany Lions used an 8-3 run capped by a 3-pointer from Curtis Jones Jr. to take a 13-10 lead with 12:52 to play.

Jones sank a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to put Penn State up 37-30 at halftime.

The Nittany Lions, who forced eight turnovers in the first half, got three in the first two minutes of the second that helped push their lead to 43-30. They led by as many as 30 in the second half.

"We have so many athletes and we feel like it's going to be really hard for teams to keep up with us," Brockington said. "We feel like we can run a lot of teams out of the gym."

The Seahawks, playing shorthanded with only eight players available, didn't score their first points in the second until Ja'mier Fletcher made a free throw 3:19 in. They didn't get their first field goal until Morales hit a jumper that made it 50-33 with 14:39 left.

"Those first four minutes in the second half, I saw body language and I knew guys didn't have anything left in the tank," Wagner coach Bashir Mason said.

SPEED KILLS

The Nittany Lions are transitioning quickly, wasting no time getting to their offense after strong defensive possessions. They poured 20 fast-break points on the Seahawks after posting 22 in their opener against Maryland-Eastern Shore.

"I think you guys are starting to notice our speed and athleticism one through five and even coming off the bench," Chambers said. "When you've got guys like that running lanes, it's really tough to guard us in transition."

PERIMETER OPTIONS

Early on, the Nittany Lions appear to have plenty of options when they need a 3-pointer, but they'll need to see more consistency from long distance.

Dread, who went 5 for 6 from 3-point range in the opener, cooled off in this one. He was just 1 for 9.

Jones, nicknamed "Buckets," was 2 for 5 from beyond the arc while Brockington was 1 for 4.

BIG PICTURE

Wagner: The Seahawks are working with a lot of new faces as they try to snap a six-game losing streak dating to Feb. 21 of last season. Cobb, who graduated from UMass in May before transferring to Wagner, should be a big help along with Morales, a former junior college star for Prince George's Community College in Maryland.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions put up gaudy numbers in their opener and six players finished in double figures. They got solid depth scoring again Saturday as Lundy and Brockington handled large roles off the bench and the defense posted another smothering effort to keep an opponent off-balance all game.

UP NEXT

Wagner hosts Wesley College on Tuesday.

Penn State visits Georgetown on Thursday.

Leaders

Wagner PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Nesby IV 0 0 0 1 0 1
D. Wilkins 0 0 0 1 0 0
Penn State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. McCloskey 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Jones 14 0 3 1 1 0

Team Comparison

Wagn PSU
Points For 64 91
Field Goals 24/59-41% 30/65-46%
Three Pointers 5/18-28% 11/30-37%
Free Throws 11/20-55% 20/33-61%
Offensive Rebounds 8 12
Defensive Rebounds 30 31
Rebounds 44 48
Blocks 1 2
Steals 4 9
Turnovers 18 12
Personal Fouls 28 19
Technical Fouls 2 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - PSU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 9 Wagn 64 @ PSU 91 J. Fletcher 3 T. Buttrick 3

Game Information

Stadium: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 6,372
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