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POSTGAME NOTES: RIDER at PENN STATE

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POSTGAME NOTES

Penn State vs. Rider
December 22, 2017
Bryce Jordan Center (University Park, Pa.)
Attendance: 4,217

Penn State Scoring Leader: Shep Garner (18)
Penn State Rebounding Leader: Josh Reaves (13)
Penn State Assist Leader: Josh Reaves (8)

Penn State Team Notes

All five Nittany Lion starters scored in double figures for the fourth time this season and the third time in the last four games.
This game marked the second time this season two Penn State players have had a double-double in the same game.

Penn State has had at least five players with double figure scoring six times this year.

The Penn State starting lineup accounted for 58 of the 70 points.

The Nittany Lions tied their season-high with seven 3-pointers in the first half (Pitt)

Penn State made nine 3-point field goals, which is tied for third-highest this season.

Penn State lost for the first time when leading at half this season (10-1)

Penn State is 7-2 at home in 2017-18, losing its first non-conference home game this year.

Nittany Lions Individual Notes

Josh Reaves posted his first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.

Josh Reaves is the third Nittany Lion to post a double-double this season, joining Lamar Stevens and Mike Watkins.

Josh Reaves broke his career-high with 13 rebounds (10; Canisius, 12-10-15).

Josh Reaves broke his career-high with 8 assists (7; Canisius, 12-10-15).

Josh Reaves grabbed a season-high and career-high tying five steals to improve his season total to 32 and career total to 128.

Josh Reaves scored 10 points. He has scored at least 10 points in a game nine times this season and 21 times in his career.

Mike Watkins had four blocked shots, moving past Jordan Dickerson (2014-16) and into third all-time at Penn State with 136 career blocks.

Mike Watkins scored 10 points. He has scored at least 10 points in a game nine times this season and 25 times in his career.

Shep Garner scored a game-high 18 points and moved into 13th place in Penn State career scoring with 1,343 points. Ed Fogell (1986-90) had been 14th with 1,329 points and Freddie Barnes (1989-92) was 13th with 1,342.

Shep Garner scored 18 points to record his 9th double figure game of the season and 68th of his career.

Julian Moore had four blocks in the first half to tie his career-high (Kent State, 12-23-15)

Tony Carr – scored 10 points. He has scored at least 10 points in a game 11 times this season and 37 times in his career.

Lamar Stevens broke career-high with six assists (5 vs. Texas A&M, 11-21-17)

Nazeer Bostick tallied his first career three-pointer in the first half.

Miscellaneous Notes

Penn State has a 3-2 all-time record against Rider, with a 3-1 home record over the Broncs.

Starting lineup – Tony Carr , Shep Garner , Josh Reaves , Lamar Stevens , Mike Watkins – 11th time this season – 7-4 record.


 

 

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