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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Thump Longwood 93-67 Sunday Afternoon

by on November 24, 2013 4:45 PM

Brandon Taylor scored a career high 25 points and the Nittany Lions overcame a turnover filled first half en route to a 93-67 victory over Longwood, Sunday afternoon.

Taylor went 5-of-9 from three and showed some nice moves near the basket as Penn State improved to 4-1 on the year. Penn State rushed out to a 7-0 lead in the early going, but some hot shooting by Longwood and 9 first half turnovers by the Nittany Lions let the Lancers back into the game. Penn State would take a 37-27 led into the half though despite some early mistakes.

The second half was a very different story though as Penn State came running out of the gates en route to a 56 point second half. DJ Newbill was exceptional for the Nittany Lions, pulling down 9 rebounds, dishing out 7 assists and scoring 23 points. Ross Travis added an early double-double to the box score, with 13 rebounds and 11 points to his name less than halfway though the second half. The Nittany Lions committed only two turnovers in the second half of the game.

Penn State shot 57-percent from the field and broke the 80 point margin for the third time in four games, coming a point short of four consecutive games, scoring 79 in a victory over La Salle.

The Nittany Lions take on Monmouth this Tuesday night.



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