NCAAB Game Recap - Ohio State at Penn State
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:00 PM EST

BYU
69
Gonz
92
F
Baylor
75
OkSt
68
F
Lou
79
Duke
73
F
Aub
47
Fla
69
F
Butl
66
DeP
79
F
Kansas
66
Tex
57
F
Nev
55
SDSU
68
F
Oreg
64
Wash
61
F(OT)
FlaSt
83
Mia-FL
79
F(OT)
KY
73
Ark
66
F
WVU
68
KansSt
84
F
UConn
55
Vill
61
F
Hou
65
WichSt
54
F
Purd
50
MD
57
F
Seton
82
StJon
79
F
Colora
54
Ariz
75
F
OhSt
76
PSU
90
F
IaSt
52
TxTch
72
F
NW
71
Ill
75
F
Prov
74
Crei
78
F
UMBC
60
UNH
65
F
IL-C
75
IUPUI
66
F
Syr
71
VaTec
69
F
UNC
52
Pitt
66
F
LaSal
63
URI
66
F
Detr
80
WIGB
83
F
SCar
81
TexAM
67
F
Oral
92
IPFW
68
F
Citad
79
VMI
88
F
MiaO
62
Ball
71
F
LoyMD
80
Army
81
F
Tuls
67
Tul
54
F
TCU
63
Okla
83
F
Clem
54
NCSU
60
F
Marq
84
GTown
80
F
MOSt
68
Evans
58
F
ChaSo
79
HiPt
60
F
Hartfo
57
Vermt
74
F
StBon
63
VACom
91
F
JMU
61
Tows
69
F
StJos
87
Penn
81
F
Hamp
88
UNCA
86
F
Dart
62
Harv
67
F
Ohio
60
E MI
58
F
W&M
57
Drex
84
F
Elon
78
Del
79
F
Boston
70
Colg
79
F
ArkSt
80
CoCar
75
F
Buff
86
CenMI
67
F
Longw
58
Campbl
68
F
Toled
99
Akr
89
F
Rich
97
GMas
87
F
Mercer
90
Samf
75
F
Sac
49
S UT
74
F
NebOm
76
Denv
91
F
GASt
65
Troy
75
F
Rice
68
SoMis
81
F
TexAr
78
ULMo
58
F
Mizzu
74
Alab
88
F
OrSt
76
WaSt
89
F
LoyMa
53
USF
61
F
StMar
78
Pepp
69
F
TexPA
70
UtVal
72
F
NoAZ
64
N CO
58
F
ColSt
78
AF
65
F
UTEP
70
TexSA
86
F
GaSo
68
SthAL
74
F
LongI
74
Bry
60
F
KennSt
48
NJIT
66
F
StFNY
69
Wagn
64
F
(N/A)
53
RobM
49
F
Lafy
66
Navy
68
F
CenCT
52
MtStM
79
F
UAB
68
FlAtl
65
F
Hof
67
Charl
69
F
NIU
64
BGSU
66
F
HolyC
69
Amer
81
F
NCAT
75
Copp
79
F
CenAR
72
Nich
79
F
How
58
Morg
68
F
NCC
86
BethC
59
F
TNTec
59
E IL
84
F
GrgWas
75
UMass
51
F
ArkLR
73
App
57
F
FlGlf
65
N AL
70
F
Lamar
58
TXAMC
64
F
JacSt
64
SIU-E
56
F
StPet
71
Quin
51
F
USC-Up
67
GWebb
83
F
Kent
63
W MI
67
F
Radf
75
Presb
64
F
FlaAM
65
SCSt
81
F
Charl
63
W Ky
80
F
N TX
51
LaTec
50
F
MorSt
59
Belm
77
F
InWor
56
SFA
80
F
Alc
105
MsVl
73
F
E KY
92
TNSt
88
F
APSU
92
TN-M
81
F
Murr
96
SEMO
91
F(OT)
SoFL
54
UCF
55
F
Stetsn
64
Jacksn
59
F
UCDav
66
CSNor
62
F
NM
78
UNLV
99
F
Fres
65
Wyo
50
F
E WA
71
MTSt
58
F
Tenn
66
Vand
45
F
NrthIA
86
Brad
71
F
PVAM
64
Gram
57
F
MD-ES
52
Norf
62
F
Stan
78
USC
82
F(OT)
AlSt
65
AlaAM
56
F
TXSo
77
JackSt
66
F
Oakl
68
WIMil
73
F
Ind
82
Nebras
74
F
Clev
49
NoKY
75
F
YSU
72
WriSt
79
F
ETSU
85
WCU
66
F
Albany
62
Stony
70
F
SacHr
65
StFPA
72
F
NE
74
UNCW
76
F(OT)
Chat
52
UNCG
72
F
OlDom
67
Marsh
68
F
Monm
65
Manh
58
F
Lipsco
60
Lib
67
F
MidTN
69
FlInt
83
F
Corn
61
Colum
75
F
Leh
56
Buck
72
F
McNee
65
NOrl
52
F
CS-Ful
66
LongB
62
F
Temp
52
SMU
68
F
UVA
63
GaTec
58
F
IndSt
77
Valpa
86
F
TxSt
68
ULLa
59
F
LSU
80
Miss
76
F
SamH
95
HBU
75
F
SeLA
55
AbCh
76
F
UGA
59
MisSt
91
F
South
75
ArkPB
56
F
Pacif
80
SCla
84
F
Ida
63
Mont
67
F
Utah
64
AzSt
83
F
NMSt
75
Seatt
67
F
USD
77
Portl
67
F
UtSt
83
Bois
88
F(OT)
IdaSt
76
PorSt
82
F
UCRiv
53
UCIrv
69
F
UCSB
63
HI
70
F
CSBak
ChiSt
PPD
GrCan
UMKC
PPD

Jan 18, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(21) Ohio State (12-6)

27

49

76

Penn State (13-5)

42

48

90

Penn State tops No. 21 Ohio State 90-76
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:39 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Although foul trouble kept him on the bench for nearly 20 minutes on Saturday, Penn State forward Lamar Stevens channeled his frustration to play efficient minutes.

Stevens scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half and Penn State defeated No. 21 Ohio State 90-76 Saturday to keep pace in the Big Ten.

Myreon Jones scored 20 points, Seth Lundy added 12 and Myles Dread had 10 for the Nittany Lions (13-5, 3-4 Big Ten) who snapped a three-game losing streak and led by double digits for most of the afternoon.

Penn State lost to Ohio State by 32 on Dec. 7. The Buckeyes (12-6, 2-5) have lost five of their last six games.

"I don't think we made any adjustments," Stevens said. "When we went there, they punched us and we weren't able to respond. They had one of those games where they weren't missing anything."

The tables were turned on Saturday. The Buckeyes made just 23 of 54 field goals and endured long scoreless droughts in the first half.

Duane Washington Jr. had 20 points, Kaleb Wesson scored 19 points and Andre Wesson added 12 for the Buckeyes, who trailed by 15 at halftime and by as many as 20 with 15:10 to play.

Kaleb Wesson's 3-pointer pulled the Buckeyes within 12 with 2:39 left, but they didn't get closer.

"Our effort wasn't quite what it needs to be for sure," Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. "I thought it was our worst defensive effort of the year, but give them credit, they hit a lot of difficult shots."

Ohio State's lone lead came in the opening minutes before Penn State used an 11-0 run to take control midway through the first half.

Washington broke up the run with a 3-pointer, Ohio State's first basket in nearly five minutes, before Penn State extended the lead to 14 with a run that included five points from Stevens.

The do-it-all forward said he became a "good cheerleader" after he picked up his third foul early in the second half.

The Buckeyes cut Penn State's lead to seven with Andre Wesson's third 3-pointer of the half, but the Nittany Lions used a 14-6 run over the final 3:14 to take a 42-27 lead into the locker room.

"We had a little bit of a losing streak there, and you never want one to lead to two, two to lead to three," Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said. "We can get better, this was a great game for us. But you've got to put it back-to-back-to-back."

MILESTONE

Stevens joined Taylor Battle as the only Penn State players to score 1,000 points in the Big Ten. Stevens hit the milestone with his second make of the game - a 3-pointer that gave Penn State the lead for good just 2:50 in.

OFF THE BENCH

After struggling through just the fourth scoreless game of his career a week ago, Mike Watkins has excelled in back-to-back games coming off the bench.

He checked into Saturday's game with 16:36 on the clock and received a standing ovation from most of the 14,785 in attendance.

Watkins scored five points to fuel Penn State's early 11-0 run. He finished with nine points, five rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

DEPTH SCORING

Penn State's strong second-half start was fueled by its second five, who got some early action after Stevens picked up his third foul in the opening moments.

Myles Dread sparked a 12-3 run with a 3-pointer, Lundy added another, forward John Harrar added a dunk and a layup and Izaiah Brockington capped the run with a short jumper that put Penn State up 56-36.

BACK IN ACTION

Luther Muhammad and Washington returned from one-game suspensions. Holtmann imposed the bans for undisclosed reasons before the team's last game.

BIG PICTURE

Ohio State: The Buckeyes have struggled to score during their recent skid. They'd been held to fewer than 60 points in each of their last four losses. While they eclipsed the 60-point threshold, they whiffed on easy shots all afternoon, missing 13 layups or dunks.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions did what they do best -- played strong defense, forced their opponents into mistakes and capitalized on them. The Big Ten's leader in steals and turnover margin per game forced 13 giveaways with nine steals, seven blocks and scored 19 points off of turnovers.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: Hosts Minnesota on Thursday.

Penn State: Visits No. 19 Michigan on Wednesday.

Leaders

Ohio State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Young 0 0 1 3 0 0
J. Ahrens 0 0 0 2 0 0
Penn State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Buttrick 0 0 0 1 0 1
L. Stevens 24 0 1 3 1 2

Team Comparison

OhSt PSU
Points For 76 90
Field Goals 23/54-43% 29/54-54%
Three Pointers 9/20-45% 9/19-47%
Free Throws 21/29-72% 23/28-82%
Offensive Rebounds 9 6
Defensive Rebounds 20 24
Rebounds 35 31
Blocks 2 7
Steals 6 9
Turnovers 13 10
Personal Fouls 23 24
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 7 PSU 74 @ OhSt 106 T. Buttrick 2 D. Hummer 1
Sat Jan 18 OhSt 76 @ PSU 90 C. Walker 2 J. Wheeler 2

Game Information

Stadium: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 14,785
Game Time: