Lions Knock Off Rams – Make NIT Quarterfinals
Stanley Pringle scored 19 points in a 83-72 rout of the University of Rhode Island Rams to take the Penn State men’s basketball team to an NIT quarterfinal match against the winner of the Florida – University of Miami game. Andrew Jones III had an incredible game, scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Nittany Lions never trailed, leading by 13 points at the half and winning handily despite scoring their last field goal with 8: 53 remaining. Solid foul shooting kept the lead out of reach for the Rams.
However the win may have come at a cost – Talor Battle limped off with an ankle injury during the second period. The Lions are banged up heading into the next round – Forward Jamelle Cornley did not play due to the shoulder injury he suffered against George Mason University Tuesday.