NCAAB Game Recap - Penn State at Syracuse
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Winth
70
Duke
83
F
W Ky
54
Lou
71
F
MD
80
Harv
73
F
UNC
78
Oreg
74
F
Mich
82
Gonz
64
F
UAB
58
KY
69
F
Morg
57
OhSt
90
F
TxTch
76
Crei
83
F(OT)
IaSt
76
Seton
84
F
Penn
82
Ariz
92
F
UtSt
73
StMar
81
F
FlaSt
60
Tenn
57
F
VACom
56
Purd
59
F
Marsh
67
Fla
73
F
JacSt
71
ChiSt
62
F
Eurek
60
NOrl
125
F
CAPoly
69
LongI
82
F
LongB
75
Wake
88
F
(N/A)
40
S UT
126
F
UMass
57
Rut
82
F
KTChr
42
Lib
88
F
Temp
65
TexAM
42
F
AlSt
56
Chat
74
F
(N/A)
57
IlSt
76
F
DeP
73
Minn
68
F
USC
79
Marq
101
F
Campbl
74
GaSo
84
F
TNSt
81
NFla
73
F
Prov
55
Charl
63
F
SIU-E
51
UCRiv
69
F
SEMO
75
SCla
87
F
PSU
85
Syr
64
F
N DA
78
FlGlf
63
F
HolyC
69
FlAtl
87
F
MD-ES
56
Del
75
F
(N/A)
47
Akr
64
F
Fairf
56
David
67
F
Denv
65
CS-Ful
62
F
Iowa
73
SDSU
83
F
AbCh
51
SMU
70
F
MOSt
58
LSU
73
F
UCF
78
Pepp
65
F
UCDav
73
Utah
77
F
Copp
62
Mont
69
F
UNCW
59
Bois
80
F
Alab
83
SoMis
68
F
Miss
37
OkSt
78
F
Gram
58
UCSB
67
F
Hamp
57
CSBak
70
F
Longw
51
Pacif
69
F
USF
75
HI
85
F

Nov 29, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Penn State (6-1)

34

51

85

Syracuse (4-3)

27

37

64

Stevens, Watkins help Penn St. beat Syracuse 85-64
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The Penn State Nittany Lions believed they have the makings of a good team.

They backed up their belief with a complete performance at Barclays Center which left Patrick Chambers echoing his team.

"We (have) to play to win (and) we thought we did that tonight," Chambers said Penn State's 85-64 win over Syracuse in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday.

Lamar Stevens scored 20 points and Mike Watkins had 15 points and 15 rebounds - 10 offensive - for Penn State (6-1). Myreon Jones had 16 points, Curtis Jones added 14 off the bench, and Seth Lundy scored 10.

Whereas Chambers left Barclays Center feeling optimistic about his squad, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim believes his squad is going to go through growing pains this season.

"I thought this team would take a while," Boeheim said. Elijah Hughes led the Orange (4-3) with 19 points and Buddy Boeheim scored 14. Quincy Guerrier had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Marek Dolezaj added 10 points.

"I thought it would take 10 or 12 games," Jim Boeheim said. "I don't know if it'll be done in 15 or 20 games."

Down by seven points at halftime, the Orange opened the second half with an 8-1 run over the first 2 1/2 minutes, capped by Hughes' break-away two-handed jam to tie the game 35-all.

Following Hughes' dunk, the Nittany Lions outscored Syracuse 24-16 to go up 59-52 with under seven minutes to play.

"I'm really proud of the way they responded," Chambers said.

Minutes later, Lundy drilled a right side 3 as the shot clock expired to extend the lead to 66-56, and Jones' fade-away, buzzer-beating 3 with seconds left gave Penn State its margin of victory.

Syracuse's frontcourt starters Marek Dolezaj and Bourama Sidibe battled foul trouble. Sidibe fouled out with 6:58 left in the second half, and Dolezaj fouled out with 1:28 left.

The Orange missed 11 free throws and made just 6 of 24 from 3-point range.

"When you're young (and) you lose a game," Boeheim said, "your confidence goes down a little bit. I don't think they're playing with confidence right now. I don't think they're shooting with confidence right now."

It was 106th meeting between the Big 10 and ACC programs, but the first since Jan. 25, 1982.

BIG PICTURE:

Penn State: Following a loss to Ole Miss on Wednesday, in which Penn State blew a 21-point lead early in the second half, Nittany Lions coach Patrick Chambers publicly challenged his team's mental toughness. Penn State limited the Orange to 33.3% shooting and outrebounded them 56-29 on Friday.

"These guys really responded well," Chambers said.

Syracuse: Coach Jim Boeheim was circumspect after the Orange were routed by Oklahoma State Wednesday night. The Orange have an inexperienced backcourt that is learning on the job. Buddy Boeheim and Joe Girard III combined to shoot 6 for 25 from the field, 3 for 14 from 3, and commit five turnovers.

"We (have) two young guards (who) are just not doing the things that we need to do to win," Jim Boeheim said.

UP NEXT:

Penn State: Hosts Wake Forest Wednesday night in the Big 10/ACC Challenge.

Syracuse: Hosts Iowa Tuesday night in the Big 10/ACC Challenge.

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Leaders

Penn State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Brockington 0 0 0 2 0 0
J. Harrar 0 0 0 0 0 0
Syracuse PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Goodine 0 0 0 0 1 0
R. Braswell 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

PSU Syr
Points For 85 64
Field Goals 27/67-40% 18/54-33%
Three Pointers 10/30-33% 6/20-30%
Free Throws 21/31-68% 22/33-67%
Offensive Rebounds 23 7
Defensive Rebounds 34 21
Rebounds 63 33
Blocks 4 2
Steals 6 8
Turnovers 14 12
Personal Fouls 21 21
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 29 PSU 85 @ Syr 64 J. Wheeler 4 B. Sidibe 2

Game Information

Stadium: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Attendance: 4,159
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