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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Obliterate Pitt 85-54

by on November 21, 2017 1:09 AM

Penn State basketball proved that it might just be as good as advertised and that Pitt might be as bad as the Panthers' early season has suggested on Monday night as the Nittany Lions roared past Pitt 85-54.

There was little doubt in this one as Penn State jumped out to an early led and never looked back. Shep Garner continued his hot shooting from the weekend with a 5-of-10 shooting night from the field as six different Nittany Lions scored in double figures. Tony Carr continued to look like an NBA product in the making with 16 points, to go with six rebounds and five assists.

By the time Carr his a three at the buzzer to end the first half the damage had already been done, the Nittany Lions ahead 47-21 at the break and seemingly with no interest in slowing down.

An agile Mike Watkins continued his dominant play with 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting to go with three blocks and five rebounds in 22 minutes of action. A Garner three in the second half would balloon the large lead to a gigantic one with Penn State ahead 63-29.

All the while NBA MVP Steph Curry watch from courtside while in New York taping for the Jimmy Fallon show, just another oddity on a night where Penn State played past a rival with the ease of an exhibition game.

Penn State's celebration will be short live as the Nittany Lions hit the floor tomorrow night to face No.16 ranked Texas A&M at 6PM on ESPN2.

By the end of the night Penn State had shot 57-percent from the floor holding Pitt to just 18 made baskets all night on 31-percent shooting. The Nittany Lions added 23 points off the bench led by Nazeer Bostick. 

Penn State is now 5-0 on the year.



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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