Following a near 17-point comeback against Wisconsin on Monday, Penn State (8-3, 1-1 Big Ten) was able to easily handle George Washington (5-5, 0-0 A10) by a score of 74-54. Tony Carr led the way with 18 points, Watkins had 15 points, and Shep Carr added 12 points. Sophomore guard Nazeer Bostick did not play because of a violation of team rules.
How It Happened
The Nittany Lions ran out to an early 13-4 lead 4:51 into the game, but Lamar Stevens was forced to exit the floor earl due to injuring his hand/wrist. Stevens returned to the floor with 14:51 left in the half.
Following a half that saw Penn State shoot 59 percent from the field compared to 22 percent for George Washington, the Nittany Lions took a 48-19 lead into the locker rooms. Mike Watkins continues to play well this season with 11 points and 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. Shep Garner and Josh Reaves both had 9 points, and Reaves stole the ball thee times.
The Nittany Lions were able to fend off a 7-0 run by George Washington at the beginning of the second half — one that culminated in a much-needed timeout called by Pat Chambers.
Penn State finished off George Washington by a score of 74-54. Tony Carr led the team with 19 points and Mike Watkins added 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Player Of The Game
Mike Watkins | Red-Shirt Sophomore | Forward
Mike Watkins continues to dominate down-low this season. Watkins scored 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
The Nittany Lions have a week off until they play at George Mason next Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. and will be broadcasted on Penn State Sports Network radio.