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Newbill Carries Penn State To A Win In Final European Tour Game

The Penn State Nittany Lions men’s basketball team ended its European tour on a high note with a 95-53 win against Binnenland on Thursday.

D.J. Newbill carried the team after missing the last game with an illness, scoring 24 points in the contest. Binnenland, a club in the Holland Promotiedivisie, took a 9-5 lead early in the first quarter, but Newbill quickly scored four points to tie the game. Newcomer Allen Roberts drained a three, Tim Frazier added a lay-up, and New Jersey native Brandon Taylor hit a shot from beyond the arc to give Penn State an early 17-11 lead.

The game wasn’t very competitive from that point forward. Penn State led 50-26 at the half and continued to do damage in the final two quarters. Ross Travis had another strong overseas performance with 11 points in the matchup. Freshman Payton Banks added 15 points, the second most of any Nittany Lion.

Binnenland never scored more than 15 points in a single quarter and Penn State held every member of their team to single-digit scoring.

Frazier sat out for the entire second half and only scored two points in the game. Don’t worry though, Frazier was resting and will be ready for his comeback from a torn Achilles’ tendon when the regular season begins on November 9, when Wagner University comes to the Bryce Jordan Center.

The Nittany Lions went 2-1 overall on their European vacation, defeating Belgian club Okapi Aalstar, 110-64, and falling to St Jan, 94-88.

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Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a StateCollege.com reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.

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