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Penn State Falls to Rutgers 70-68

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Feb. 4, 2017

PENN STATE VS. RUTGERS
 
 70
(13-11, 2-9 B1G) 
68
(12-12 , 4-7 B1G)

  1st Half 2nd
Half
Final
Rutgers 35 35 70
Penn State 29 39 68
POSTGAME LINKS
Box Score  | Box Score (html)
Postgame Quotes 
Photo Gallery: USATSI
PENN STATE LEADERS
  Points: Shep Garner (24)
  Rebounds: Mike Watkins (8)
  Assists: Tony Carr (4)
  Blocks: Four with 1
  Steals: Tony Carr (2)
STAT COMPARISON PSU RU
Field Goal Pct. 40.4 46.3
Field Goals 21-52 25-54
3-Point Field Goal Pct.
47.4 43.8
3-Point Field Goals 9-19 7-16
Free Throws 17-21 13-23
Rebounds 27 39
Assists 14 9
Turnovers 14 15
Steals 6 8
Blocks 4 2
NEXT GAME
Penn State vs. No. 17 Marlynad
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center | University Park, Pa.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Shep Garner scored 24 points for Penn State and made 6 of 9 3-pointers, but the Nittany Lions dropped a 70-68 decision to Rutgers Saturday afternoon in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Tony Carr made a move to tie the game as time expired, but was unable to convert on the layup. He finished the game with 17 points, including 12 in the second half as Penn State (12-12, 4-7) came back from a 13-point deficit to pull within one with 11 seconds to play. 

Corey Sanders, who scored 25 points for Rutgers (13-11, 2-9), hit 1 of 2 free throws with nine seconds to play, give the Knights their two-point lead. Sanders added six rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Mike Williams had 12 points and Deshawn Freeman scored 15 for Rutgers.

UP NEXT
Penn State hosts No. 17 Maryland at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Jordan Center. The game will be broadcast on Big Ten Network. 


 

 

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