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POSTGAME NOTES: Penn State 88, Coppin State 43

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Dec. 30, 2017


Penn State vs. Coppin State
December 30, 2017
Bryce Jordan Center (University Park, Pa.)
Attendance: 4,512

Penn State Scoring Leader: Tony Carr (21)
Penn State Rebounding Leader: 
Jamari Wheeler (7)
Penn State Assist Leader: 
Josh Reaves (7)


Penn State Team Notes

Penn State reached double figures in wins by the calendar year end for the third time under coach Patrick Chambers (2017-18: 11; 2015-16: 10, 2014-15: 12) and only the fourth time since 1997-98.

Penn State saw all 14 players on the roster receive time against Coppin State, with 11 scoring points.

Penn State made 14 three-point field goals, which marks a season-high and the highest for Penn State since the program recorded 15 versus Hartford, 11/20/2008.

This game marks the fifth time this season that the Nittany Lions have scored 40-plus points in the opening half.

The 88 points scored mark a season-high with Penn State scoring 80 or more points in a game for the seventh time in 2017-18. The 43-point total by Coppin State is the season-low total by an opponent.

The Nittany Lions kept the Eagles from grabbing a single offensive rebound in the first half. They held CSU to just four offensive boards, tying a current season low (11/12/17 vs. FDU).

Penn State received 24 points from its bench, the second-best bench performance this season.

Penn State is now 11-1 when leading at the half.

Penn State is 8-2 at home in 2017-18.

Nittany Lions Individual Notes



Josh Reaves recorded 12 points for his 22nd career double-figure performance, adding a tied-career high five steals and added a team-best seven assists.

Jamari Wheeler led the team with a tied career-high seven boards. He also tied a career-high with four assists and added three steals.

Mike Watkins has scored double figures in seven-straight games with his 11-point outing. He has had 10 or more points in all but four games this season.

With three blocks, Watkins has now recorded a block in his last 30 outings (last without – 1/7 at Mich. St.)

Tony Carr scored 21 points. He has scored at least 10 points in a game 12 times this season and 38 times in his career. This was also his 12th 20-plus point performance, fourth this season.

Nazeer Bostick tallied his first career game with multiple three-point baskets. He finished with seven points, two rebounds, an assist, and a block.

Trent Buttrick hit his first career three-point basket, and finished with a career-high three points, adding a rebound.

John Harrar sank his first career free throw at the 10:26 mark in the second half. He finished the game with three points.

Deivis Zemgulis scored a season-high five points and added a rebound.

Miscellaneous Notes

Penn State moves to 2-0 in the all-time series record versus Coppin State.

Starting lineup – Tony Carr, Shep Garner, Josh Reaves, Lamar Stevens, Mike Watkins – the 12th time this season – 8-4 record.


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