Penn State men’s basketball dominates in-state foe Bucknell
Written by Michael de Botton on November 20, 2019
On Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State dominated Bucknell on all fronts.
The complete control of the game led the Nittany Lions to a 98-70 victory, their fourth of the young season. The 98 points scored in Tuesday’s win was just the second time since 2010 in which Penn State scored 98 or more points in any contest.
At the half, Penn State led 45-42. After some halftime adjustments, senior Lamar Stevens went on an 8-0 run to help the Nittany Lions close out the game.
“Lamar [Stevens] took it upon himself in the second half,” coach Patrick Chambers said.
On defense, Penn State did not allow Bucknell to score in the final 3:33 of the second half, out-scoring the Bison 43-28 in the final 20 minutes. Chambers praised his squad’s defense, and said they were “flying.”
Stevens led the way for the Nittany Lions with 27 points and eight rebounds. Just behind him was senior Mike Watkins with 18 points and five rebounds.
On the other side, Bucknell had four players in double figures. Andrew Funk recorded 15 points, Bruce Moore registered 14, and both Paul Newman and Jimmy Sotos had 10.
“I have incredible respect for Bucknell,” Chambers said. “Coach [Nathan] Davis is a friend of mine.”
Feature Image By Matt Hartman