Nov. 22, 2013
|Longwood (2-2) at Penn State (3-1)
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State men's basketball team looks to make it three in a row when it hosts Longwood at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions (3-1) defeated La Salle, 79-72, Tuesday in the Jordan Center, while the Lancers sit at 2-2 after falling to Brown Friday night in Farmville, Va.
THE FUN STUFF
- Fans who attend the football game or women's volleyball match Saturday can use their ticket stub to receive buy one, get one free admission to the basketball game Sunday vs. the Lancers.
LIMITED BAG POLICY
Penn State has implemented a limited bag policy at all home athletic events this season. One clear plastic one-gallon plastic bag per person will be permitted for medical needs, child care needs and general items as needed. Items that can fit in a pocket should remain in patrons' pockets (i.e. keys, cell phone, wallet, glasses, camera, sunscreen, lip balm, make-up). General items of this nature, including those that don't fit in patrons' pocket, can also be placed in a clear plastic one-gallon plastic bag. All clear bags will be inspected through the bag and article check stations as in prior years.
AT A GLANCE
- The next four games are part of the Barclays Center Classic presented by Continental Tire, the first two on campus before moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Sunday vs. Longwood marks the beginning of a 10-day stretch with five games for Penn State.
- The Nittany Lions have four players averaging in double figures after four games, led by Tim Frazier (20.5) and D.J. Newbill (17.5).
- All five starters scored in double figures in the win vs. La Salle Tuesday - Donovon Jack (18), Frazier (15), Newbill (15), Brandon Taylor (15) and Ross Travis (13). Penn State has not had five players reach double figures in scoring since Dec. 18, 2011 when the Lions defeated Mount St. Mary's, 72-43.
- Tim Frazier currently is the only player in the Big Ten among not only the Top 5, but the Top 10 in scoring (20.5 ppg, second), assists (7.3 apg, first) and steals (2.0 spg, t-ninth).
- Taylor came up with a career-high four blocks vs. La Salle Tuesday. He is the first PSU player to tally at least four blocks since Jeff Brooks put up five vs. Lehigh Nov. 12, 2010.
- The victories over Penn and La Salle the first back-to-back wins for Penn State since winning four in a row Dec. 8-29 last season.
- PSU players have combined to take 103 free throws, led by Frazier's 35 attempts. At this rate, the Lions could attempt over 1,000 free throws in the regular season. Four PSU players are shooting 75 percent or better from the FT line.
The Lancers, who are in their seventh season as a Division I program and second as a member of the Big South, started their campaign with a loss to South Carolina, but have won their last two games at TCU and vs. Division II Mars Hill. Longwood will face Brown at 7 p.m. Friday in Farmville, Va., before traveling to University Park. Through the first three games, Tristan Carey is the leading scorer with 20.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, while Lucas Woodhouse is tallying 10.7 points and a team-leading 6.0 assists per appearance.
LAST TIME OUT
Stellar performances by sophomore Donovon Jack and Tim Frazier paved the way for the Penn State men's basketball team as the Nittany Lions recorded a 79-72 victory over La Salle Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. Jack led the team in scoring with a career-high 18 points and Frazier registered 15 points and matched his career high with 11 assists for his eighth-career double-double. Three other Nittany Lions turned in double-figure scoring performances as well, with Brandon Taylor and D.J. Newbill dropping 15 points apiece and Ross Travis tallying 13 points.
Penn State remains at home for on-campus game as part of the Barclays Center Classic presented by Continental Tire, taking on Monmouth Tuesday, Nov. 26, prior to the Nittany Lions' first appearance at the new Brooklyn Barclays Center against St. John's Friday.
Nittany Lion basketball single-game tickets or group tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-NITTANY, visiting GoPSUsports.com or through Ticketmaster. Single-game tickets range from $5-$24 with special group ticket rates for groups of 15 fans or more. Six-game mini plans also are currently available and feature games against: Marshall (Dec. 7), Michigan State (Dec. 31), Indiana (Jan. 11), Iowa (Feb. 15), Ohio State (Feb. 27) and Wisconsin (March 2). More information is available on GoPSUsports.com/tickets.
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