NCAAB Game Recap - Minnesota at Penn State
Sat Feb 8, 2020 4:00 PM EST

OkSt
70
Baylor
78
F
Gonz
90
StMar
60
F
Kansas
60
TCU
46
F
SDSU
89
AF
74
F
UVA
73
Lou
80
F
StLou
65
Dayt
71
F
Duke
98
UNC
96
F(OT)
Mia-FL
81
FlaSt
99
F
Seton
70
Vill
64
F
LSU
90
Aub
91
F(OT)
WVU
59
Okla
69
F
Oreg
53
OrSt
63
F
KY
77
Tenn
64
F
MSU
68
Mich
77
F
Nebras
72
Iowa
96
F
StJon
82
Crei
94
F
Minn
77
PSU
83
F
UCLA
65
Ariz
52
F
Stan
74
Colora
81
F
SMU
90
Temp
97
F(OT)
WIMil
80
IUPUI
79
F(OT)
BC
77
VaTec
73
F(OT)
Stony
64
UNH
81
F
DeP
72
GTown
76
F
URI
82
GrgWas
51
F
TexAM
54
SCar
74
F
VMI
75
Citad
64
F
HolyC
68
Boston
77
F
UTRGV
75
ChiSt
64
F
Princ
62
Corn
73
F
Penn
76
Colum
67
F
GaTec
64
Pitt
73
F
Oral
76
NDSt
83
F
Fla
51
Miss
68
F
N TX
71
UAB
64
F
Maine
82
Bingha
75
F
Furm
82
WCU
73
F
Leh
62
Lafy
59
F
Purd
74
Ind
62
F
Rich
59
Ford
53
F
Tows
76
Drex
69
F
JMU
78
Del
80
F
Navy
60
Colg
67
F
TexAr
75
CoCar
89
F
Army
62
Amer
72
F
E MI
58
Akr
59
F
StBon
83
Duques
80
F
SDak
82
N DA
68
F
ArkSt
87
ArkLR
90
F
Winth
70
Longw
68
F
RobM
61
SacHr
58
F
GASt
77
ULMo
69
F
Ark
79
Mizzu
83
F(OT)
MiaO
46
Ohio
77
F
SoFL
75
Mem
73
F
TxTch
62
Tex
57
F
TxSt
57
App
60
F
Seatt
87
UtVal
85
F(OT)
PorSt
57
S UT
85
F
Drake
73
NrthIA
83
F
CenCT
60
Bry
64
F
UMBC
60
UMassL
50
F
Jacksn
65
NJIT
54
F
StFPA
85
Merrim
68
F
MtStM
67
StFNY
70
F
TexSA
84
Charl
91
F
FlInt
66
FlAtl
59
F
Elon
72
Charl
65
F
NE
71
Hof
75
F
WIGB
58
IL-C
71
F
MD-ES
53
Morg
61
F
NCAT
73
BethC
78
F
NCC
68
Copp
63
F
ETSU
73
Mercer
60
F
How
78
FlaAM
82
F(OT)
Lib
74
N AL
56
F
E KY
75
SIU-E
83
F
CenAR
82
McNee
76
F(OT)
Lipsco
72
KennSt
66
F
GWebb
88
USC-Up
57
F
Ball
64
W MI
68
F
(N/A)
64
LIU
67
F(OT)
Presb
62
Campbl
79
F
Toled
83
BGSU
85
F
MorSt
65
E IL
71
F
SamH
82
Nich
88
F
StJos
66
LaSal
83
F
Buck
65
LoyMD
78
F
MTSt
49
E WA
74
F
SeLA
75
InWor
82
F(OT)
NebOm
64
SDSt
81
F
JacSt
75
TN-M
61
F
TNTec
62
SEMO
60
F
AlSt
87
MsVl
74
F
IPFW
70
Denv
63
F
NOrl
74
SFA
81
F
Hamp
72
ChaSo
85
F
ECU
81
Tul
67
F
Wyo
68
NM
97
F
Rice
91
MidTN
83
F
Clev
55
YSU
67
F
Alab
105
UGA
102
F(OT)
Harv
71
Brown
72
F
APSU
63
Belm
71
F
TXSo
59
PVAM
69
F
Alc
57
JackSt
86
F
South
62
Gram
66
F
DelSt
57
Norf
85
F
NFla
69
FlGlf
60
F
Chat
84
Woff
77
F
SJSU
77
Nev
95
F
Detr
65
NoKY
84
F
Radf
81
HiPt
70
F
Dart
57
Yale
75
F
Oakl
71
WriSt
83
F
UTEP
53
OlDom
72
F
W&M
64
UNCW
70
F
LaTec
79
Marsh
83
F(OT)
Vermt
69
Hartfo
68
F
SoMis
72
W Ky
75
F
Wake
73
Syr
75
F
KansSt
63
IaSt
73
F
Fres
67
UNLV
68
F
Cal
45
Utah
60
F
NMSt
67
UMKC
61
F
GaSo
86
ULLa
79
F
MOSt
66
SIU
68
F
IndSt
67
IlSt
74
F
NWSt
93
HBU
79
F
Lamar
49
AbCh
84
F
Prov
58
Xav
64
F
AlaAM
58
ArkPB
54
F
Vand
70
MisSt
80
F
Murr
73
TNSt
65
F
NoAZ
70
Web
76
F
Sac
63
IdaSt
59
F
Mont
82
Ida
71
F
USF
76
BYU
90
F
UCRiv
59
CSNor
61
F
HI
75
CAPoly
79
F(OT)
GrCan
103
CBU
98
F
UCIrv
61
UCSB
64
F
Portl
81
USD
88
F(2OT)
Pepp
78
Pacif
79
F
Bois
61
UtSt
70
F
USC
64
AzSt
66
F
UCDav
87
CS-Ful
81
F

Feb 8, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Minnesota (12-11)

22

55

77

(22) Penn State (18-5)

36

47

83

Stevens leads No. 22 Penn State over Minnesota
Sat Feb 8, 2020 7:22 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Lamar Stevens was celebrated as an elite scorer and a published author on Saturday.

Penn State's do-it-all forward, who wrote a children's book that was distributed to fans before No. 22 Penn State's game against Minnesota, is well on his way to authoring another story. Maybe one for the history books.

Stevens followed his pregame induction into Penn State's 2,000-point club with a career-high 33 points to lead No. 22 Penn State over Minnesota 83-77. It was the Nittany Lions' sixth-straight win and it came in front of their first sold-out crowd since 2011 - the last time they made the NCAA Tournament.

"Lamar had that look in his eye that a senior gets when he knows you're running out of games and we've got to keep winning," Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said. "He's really playing both sides of the floor."

Izaiah Brockington added 10 points for the Nittany Lions (18-5, 8-4 Big Ten) who stymied the Gophers in the waning minutes to snap a five-game losing streak in the series.

Daniel Oturu had a career high 32 points and grabbed 16 rebounds while Mike Carr added 20 points for the Golden Gophers (12-11, 6-7 Big Ten). Minnesota trailed by as many as 19 with 15:53 to play before Carr found his groove and nearly single-handedly erased Penn State's lead.

The sophomore guard, who'd made just one basket to that point, drained 18 of Minnesota's next 22 points in just over five minutes. The surge pulled the Gophers within eight with 10:21 left.

They kept coming and cut it to 71-68 with 4:48 to play but couldn't get any closer.

"For us, obviously a tale of two halves," Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said. "Putting up 55 points in the second half versus a terrific defense was great."

The Nittany Lions used an 11-4 run, scoring all their points inside the paint or from the foul line, to start the game.

Oturu scored the next six points to cut Penn State's lead to 11-10 before the Nittany Lion offense got rolling again with back-to-back 3-pointers from Stevens and Myles Dread.

They sparked a 23-10 Penn State run into the half's waning minutes where Brockington got loose on a fastbreak and finished with a left-handed dunk that put Penn State up by 14.

Oturu rolled in a layup before Stevens, just one of three Nittany Lions to reach 2,000 points, hit a pair of free throws to give Penn State a 36-22 lead at halftime.

INSIDE GAME

Penn State had too many options for Minnesota to defend inside. The Nittany Lions put up 38 points in the paint.

"We got really, really stretched out," Pitino said. "We got tired. Instead of providing great team defense, they were able to drive into the lane."

BOO BIRDS

Penn State students began filing into the Bryce Jordan Center nearly two hours before the opening tip where they planned a rude courtside welcome for Oturu.

Armed with caricature drawings of his face on one side and directions for their peers to "Boo No. 25" written on the other, students in the front row led the playful jeers.

Booed every time he touched the ball, Oturu even had to contend with a tough rim early. He started 1-for-5 before settling in. He earned their ire by dropping 26 points in a physical, chippy game in Minneapolis earlier this season where he and Stevens talked trash all night.

The two pro prospects shared a big hug after this one.

"I think it was just mutual respect at that point."

BIG PICTURE

Minnesota: The Gophers have struggled from 3-point range all season. They entered Saturday having made just 32% on the season and didn't make a 3-pointer until a minute into the second half. Still, Carr's gritty second-half effort gave them a shot when it appeared over early.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions are playing with confidence in every area of the court, particularly Stevens who played his best offensive game of the season.

UP NEXT

Minnesota: Hosts Iowa on Feb. 16.

Penn State: Visits Purdue on Tuesday.

Leaders

Minnesota PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Omersa 0 0 1 2 0 0
I. Ihnen 0 0 0 1 1 0
Penn State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Stevens 33 0 3 7 0 1
I. Brockington 10 0 2 5 0 0

Team Comparison

Minn PSU
Points For 77 83
Field Goals 29/67-43% 29/58-50%
Three Pointers 8/24-33% 6/17-35%
Free Throws 11/13-85% 19/26-73%
Offensive Rebounds 11 9
Defensive Rebounds 24 29
Rebounds 38 40
Blocks 3 4
Steals 3 3
Turnovers 7 11
Personal Fouls 20 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 15 PSU 69 @ Minn 75 C. Jones Jr. 6 J. Omersa 2
Sat Feb 8 Minn 77 @ PSU 83 P. Willis 3 M. Watkins 4

Game Information

Stadium: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 15,261
Game Time: