Postgame Notes: Penn State 92, Mount St. Mary's 82
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Dec. 22, 2013
Penn State 92, Mount St. Mary’s 82
December 22, 2013
Bryce Jordan Center
- Penn State improves to 9-4, its best non-conference record since the 2008-09 squad was 11-2 heading into Big Ten play
- Penn State scored 90 or more points for the third time this season and 80-plus points for the eighth time in 13 games.
- Penn State shot 59.4 percent in the second half (19-of-32), tied for its best shooting half of the season (19-of-32 in first half in win over Penn).
- The Nittany Lions scored 55 points in the second half to erase a 46-37 halftime deficit. The 55 points are the second-highest in a half this season (56 in second half vs. Longwood).
- The Nittany Lions had five players in double figures for the third time this season (LaSalle and Marshall).
- Junior guard John Johnson and sophomore center Jordan Dickerson made their Penn State debuts today. Johnson transferred from Pitt and Dickerson is a transfer from SMU.
- The Nittany Lions are now 8-0 vs. Mount St. Mary’s all-time. The teams first met in 1992.
- With 15 points and six assists, Frazier inches closer to the top of PSU’s career scoring and assists ledgers.
- The senior remains at the No. 15 spot in scoring with 1,271 points but moves closer to Calvin Booth (1995-1999) who posted 1,288 points during his time as a Nittany Lion.
- Frazier also stays at No. 3 in the all-time assists list with 556. He is just 18 helpers shy of the No. 2 spot currently held by Dan Earl (1993-1999).
- In his Nittany Lion debut, Johnson scored a career-high 20 points. He tallied 15 points in the second half to spark the comeback from an 11-point first half deficit.
- Newbill posted his 28th consecutive double figure scoring effort in Sunday’s win, tallying 18 points.