Penn State men’s basketball defeats Northwestern behind stellar performance from 3-point range

Written by on February 16, 2020

No. 13 Penn State defeated Northwestern 77-61 at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday thanks to a terrific shooting performance from 3-point range

Penn State was led by senior Lamar Stevens who posted 23 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Sophomore Myles Dread had 16 points, four rebounds and four assists, and junior Jamari Wheeler registered 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists.

Northwestern struggled with free throws and defending the perimeter, but sophomore Pete Nance played well, going 6-for-7 from the floor with 12 points.

Sophomore Miller Kopp started hot, but ultimately fell cold despite some designed plays off inbounds passes. He finished 3-for-10 shooting with 10 points.

Stevens all-time scoring title watch

Stevens is now within 110 points of Talor Battle’s top spot on Penn State’s all-time scoring list. Stevens is averaging over 20 points per game this season, which means with six regular season games left, he is within reach of being Penn State’s all-time leading scorer.

History in the making

With the victory, Penn State extends its win streak to eight games, which continues as the longest streak in program history. With a Maryland loss on Saturday night, the Nittany Lions could find themselves atop the Big Ten.

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