Recap: Penn State vs. La Salle
University Park, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - All five starters reached double figures for the Penn State Nittany Lions, who bested the La Salle Explorers, 79-72, at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Donovon Jack scored a team-high 18 points for the Nittany Lions (3-1) on 6- of-9 from the field. Tim Frazier recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 assists. Brandon Taylor tallied 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. D.J. Newbill (15 points, five rebounds) and Ross Travis (13 points, eight rebounds) rounded out the balanced attack.
Tyrone Garland led the charge for the Explorers (2-2) with 18 points, while Steve Zack (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Jerrell Wright (10 points, 10 rebounds) came away with double-doubles. Tyreek Duren added 16 points and four assists.
In the back-and-forth contest that saw 11 lead changes, La Salle came out of the first half with a 42-40 lead, shooting a slightly better 46.7 percent from the field to the Nittany Lions' 44.8 percent.
PSU improved to 48.5 percent from the floor in the second half with the Explorers falling to a 40 percent clip. The Nittany Lions took a two-point lead at the 10:34 mark and would not look back from there, leading by as many as 11 down the stretch.
The Nittany Lions scored 15 points off turnovers and were more successful from long distance, where they knocked down nine 3-pointers to La Salle's six.Game Notes