Penn State Drops 85-66 Decision to George Mason

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Dec. 7, 2016
PENN STATE VS. GEORGE MASON
 
85
(7-3) 
66
(6-4) 


1st Half 2nd
Half
Final
George Mason 37 48 85
Penn State 38 28 66
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PENN STATE LEADERS
  Points: Payton Banks (21)
  Rebounds: Lamar Stevens (8)
  Assists: Terrence Samuel (5)
  Blocks: Stevens/Watkins (2)
  Steals: Stevens/Garner (2)
STAT COMPARISON PSU GMU
Field Goal Pct. 36.1 50.8
Field Goals 22-61 32-63
3-Point Field Goal Pct.
35.7 35.7
3-Point Field Goals 10-28 5-14
Free Throws 12-16 16-20
Rebounds 29 44
Assists 14 12
Turnovers 13 13
Steals 5 9
Blocks 6 3
NEXT GAME
Penn State vs. Pittsburgh
Never Forget Tribute Classic
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 | 2:30 p.m. ET
Prudential Center | Newark, N.J.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP)
 - Marquise Moore scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Otis Livingston added 18 points and George Mason beat Penn State 85-66 on Wednesday.

Jalen Jenkins added 15 points for the Patriots (7-3) who won their sixth straight for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

Payton Banks led Penn State (6-4) with 21 points as the Nittany Lions' four-game winning streak was snapped.

Penn State led 38-37 after a wild first half that featured 12 lead changes. But the Raiders took control starting with Livingston's 3-pointer that made it 42-40 early in the second. George Mason led the rest of the way, shot 50 percent and outscored Penn State 44-16 in the paint.

THE BIG PICTURE
George Mason: The Patriots are on a roll and keeping pace in a competitive Atlantic 10 conference that had five teams with six wins entering the night. They seem to have flipped a switch following a 93-65 loss to Houston on Nov. 21 and haven't lost since.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions had been winning despite deficiencies in a few areas while making up for them in others over the last four games. They weren't able to make up for their lack of production in the paint, however. 

UP NEXT
George Mason plays at Penn on Saturday and has three of their final five games in 2016 at home.

Penn State plays Pittsburgh in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday and has another on the road before closing out 2016 with a pair of games at home, including the Big Ten opener on Dec. 27.


 

 

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