NCAAB Game Recap - Wake Forest at Penn State
Wed Dec 4, 2019 9:15 PM EST

ND
51
MD
72
F
UVA
40
Purd
69
F
OhSt
74
UNC
49
F
TXSo
62
Gonz
101
F
LoyMa
64
Colora
76
F
FlaAM
43
Tenn
72
F
E WA
80
Wash
90
F
Penn
69
Vill
80
F
UtSt
71
SJSU
59
F
IUPUI
51
MorSt
56
F
SacHr
89
UMassL
86
F
Leh
69
StFPA
77
F
SCar
84
UMass
80
F
Boston
63
GrgWas
64
F
W IL
86
Evans
90
F
VMI
58
Duques
71
F
Colg
82
Bingha
74
F
E IL
69
IPFW
74
F
RobM
70
YSU
81
F
WIGB
71
Xav
84
F
JMU
71
Radf
94
F
(N/A)
51
Ohio
90
F
Maine
63
NE
78
F
Longw
41
NCAT
52
F
(N/A)
37
UNH
91
F
KennSt
54
UNCG
72
F
Tows
76
Morg
59
F
Akr
85
Marsh
73
F
NCC
59
UGA
95
F
Canis
59
FlAtl
62
F
FlGlf
53
FlInt
71
F
LoyMD
84
DelSt
76
F
ETSU
96
Citad
84
F
Iona
62
UConn
80
F
(N/A)
79
CoCar
114
F
Toled
80
Clev
65
F
(N/A)
55
Brown
82
F
Nebras
56
GaTec
73
F
Yale
61
Albany
52
F
Princ
76
Drex
82
F
NJIT
65
Army
75
F
PaulQ
69
Gram
79
F
ArkPB
39
Tuls
72
F
GTown
81
OkSt
74
F
UMKC
61
IaSt
79
F
BYU
95
Utah
102
F(OT)
UCDav
85
NoAZ
66
F
Norf
59
SIU
76
F
(N/A)
63
ULMo
86
F
TxSt
60
Hou
68
F
N AL
63
Troy
71
F
TxTch
60
DeP
65
F(OT)
Tul
61
SoMis
56
F
NNMU
47
N CO
92
F
Jacksn
56
Marq
75
F
Web
72
UtVal
67
F
AF
86
Wyo
77
F
Bois
78
NM
80
F
SDSU
79
ColSt
57
F
ChiSt
89
SIU-E
81
F
Wisc
54
NCSU
69
F
Wake
54
PSU
76
F
UCRiv
67
CBap
79
F
CSNor
71
Portl
64
F
CS-Ful
59
Pacif
62
F
SCla
67
Nev
98
F
WaSt
78
Ida
65
F
UNLV
81
Fres
80
F(2OT)
Cal
64
USF
76
F

Dec 4, 2019, 9:15 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Wake Forest (5-4)

23

31

54

Penn State (7-1)

41

35

76

Jones leads Penn State over Wake Forest with career night
Thu Dec 5, 2019 12:29 AM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Myreon Jones lived up to his nickname on Wednesday night.

The Penn State sophomore, dubbed "Buckets" by his teammates, drained a career-best 22 points to lead Penn State over Wake Forest 76-54 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Lamar Stevens added 14 points and Izaiah Brockington had 13 for the Nittany Lions (7-1), who never trailed and led by as many as 31 with 6:16 to play.

Olivier Sarr scored 14 points and added 10 rebounds while Andrien White had 10 points for the Demon Deacons (5-4), who trailed 41-23 at halftime after Jones poured it on.

Jones had 16 points in the opening 20 minutes and finished the night 8-for-13 shooting from the floor.

Good defense helped, and the Nittany Lions played sturdy on the backend all night. It was particularly smothering in the first eight minutes.

Mike Watkins, who finished with seven points, 16 rebounds and five blocks, started the game with a block in the corner before the Nittany Lions turned six turnovers, including five steals, into 10 points and a 14-4 lead.

"I thought our defense set the tone for this game," Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said. "We defended. We rebounded. We really challenged our team."

An alley-oop from Chaundee Brown to Sharone Wright Jr. snapped the Demon Deacons out of their lull. It sparked a 16-11 run over the next 5:12 that cut their deficit to 25-20. They wouldn't get any closer as Penn State went on an 16-3 run to close out the half.

"They came out and delivered the first blow," Wake Forest coach Danny Manning said. "We have to do a better job of taking care of the basketball. The (turnovers) led to a lot of run-outs for them in transition."

BENCH CONTRIBUTIONS

The Nittany Lions got 27 points off the bench. A particularly helpful batch came at the end of the first half and blew the game open.

Jones was the only starter left on the floor when Penn State sank five-straight baskets - including two from graduate transfer Curtis Jones and a 3-pointer from "Buckets" - in the final three minutes.

Brockington led all bench scorers and added five rebounds, an assist and a steal in just under 22 minutes of playing time.

CHILLY CHILDRESS

Brandon Childress entered the game as Wake Forest's leading scorer, drilling 16.9 per game. He was a non-factor in 25:29 played. Penn State held the guard scoreless on 0-for-7 shooting.

"I watched a ton of film on him," Chambers said. "Very shifty. Very crafty. Finds ways to produce points for himself."

THE BIG PICTURE

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons were sloppy early and never recovered. The comfort of home might help as they've played their last six on the road.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions haven't had much success against current Atlantic Coast Conference teams but improved to 151-193 with this one that was never really close. They've won their last nine home games dating to last season.

UP NEXT

Wake Forest hosts North Carolina State on Saturday.

Penn State visits No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday.

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Leaders

Wake Forest PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Lester 0 0 0 1 0 0
G. van Beveren 0 0 0 0 0 0
Penn State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Beattie 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Nussbaum 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Wake PSU
Points For 54 76
Field Goals 17/58-29% 30/68-44%
Three Pointers 4/12-33% 5/28-18%
Free Throws 16/22-73% 11/17-65%
Offensive Rebounds 10 17
Defensive Rebounds 23 35
Rebounds 34 57
Blocks 2 6
Steals 7 12
Turnovers 20 15
Personal Fouls 17 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
Wed Dec 4 Wake 54 @ PSU 76 B. Childress 1 T. Buttrick 1

Game Information

Stadium: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 6,476
Game Time: