CHICAGO (AP) — Out of sync and struggling for most of the game, Amir Coffey insisted he never really found his rhythm. It was hard to tell the way he dominated at the end.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State guard Josh Reaves has never gotten as many hugs or pats on the back as he did on Sunday.
His teammates made sure to show their wily veteran their love...
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Penn State coach Pat Chambers says he doesn't pay attention to the Big Ten standings. With the conference tournament starting next week in Chicago and his team peaking,...
No. 19 Wisconsin looks to extend streak vs Penn State
Penn State (12-16, 5-12) vs. No. 19 Wisconsin (19-9, 11-6)
Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 19 Wisconsin looks for its 11th straight win in the...
Stevens scores 25 to lead Penn State past Illinois 83-76
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Lamar Stevens scored 25 points and Mike Watkins got his 26th career double-double as Penn State beat Illinois 83-76 on Saturday.
Penn State, Illinois meet in conference play
Penn State (10-16, 3-12) vs. Illinois (10-16, 6-9)
State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois; Saturday, 12 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Penn State visits Illinois in a Big Ten matchup. Penn...
Penn State gets highest Big Ten point total in 95-71 win
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Lamar Stevens has done nearly everything well in a season full of disappointment for Penn State. Shooting 3-pointers hasn't been one of his specialties,...
Young’s go-ahead basket lifts Ohio St. past Penn St., 74-70
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Young scored the go-ahead basket with 63 seconds left and Ohio State held off Penn State 74-70 in a Big Ten game on Thursday night.
The Buckeyes (15-7, 5-6) were 25-9 last season but lost three times to Penn State, including the semifinals of the conference tournament.
The Latest: Penn State to play Bradley in Cancun final
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the Cancun Challenge (all times local):
Lamar Stevens equaled his season high with 25 points and Penn State defeated Wright State 77-59 on Tuesday night to advance to the championship game of the Cancun Challenge's Riviera bracket.
The Nittany Lions (3-1) will play Bradley Wednesday while the Raiders take on SMU for third place.
Penn St. dumps Jacksonville St. behind Stevens and Bolton
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Jacksonville State planned to double team Penn State's best player, but it was tough for the Gamecocks to determine who that was for most of the night.
"It's big time," Penn State forward Lamar Stevens said. "I've been telling everybody how good these freshmen are."
Stevens and Rasir Bolton scored 25 points apiece and Penn State beat Jacksonville State 76-61 on Monday night.
Penn State Preview Capsule
Last season: 26-13, went 9-9 in league play to finish sixth.
Nickname: Nittany Lions.
Coach: Pat Chambers.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: G Tony Carr, G Shep Garner, F Julian Moore, G Nazeer Bostick.
Who's back: G Josh Reaves, F Lamar Stevens, F Mike Watkins, G Jamari Wheeler.
Who's new: G Myles Dread, G Rasir Bolton, G Daniil Kasatkin, G Myreon Jones, G Kyle McCloskey.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lamar Stevens tied his career high with 30 points, Tony Carr added 25 and Penn State beat Marquette 85-80 on Tuesday night to advance to the NIT semifinals.
The Nittany Lions (24-13) will face Mississippi State (25-11) at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 27. They advanced to the NIT semis for the first time since winning the 2009 tournament.
Carr, Penn State advance past Notre Dame 73-63 in NIT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Tony Carr scored 24 points to extend his Penn State sophomore scoring record, Josh Reaves had 18 points and nine rebounds and the Nittany Lions beat Notre Dame 73-63 on Saturday in the second round of the NIT.
Reaves, Penn St. rally for 63-57 win over Temple in NIT
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Josh Reaves had his second career double-double, Shep Garner hit two 3-pointers in the final three minutes and Penn State overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to beat Temple 63-57 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.
Reaves shot 7 of 10 from the field, including a career-high tying four 3-pointers, and finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
NEW YORK (AP) — With seventh-seeded Penn State trailing by a point and the clock ticking off the final 10 seconds, almost everyone in Madison Square Garden was waiting for Big Ten Conference leading scorer Tony Carr to launch a game-winning shot attempt against second-seeded Ohio State.
SWC boys basketball championship capsule: ND-Fairfield vs. Immaculate
No. 1 Notre Dame-Fairfield Lancers vs. No. 2 Immaculate Mustangs
WHERE/WHEN — at Masuk High School; Thursday, 7 p.m.
RECORDS — ND-Fairfield: 22-0, 15-0 SWC; Immaculate: 18-4, 13-2
HOW THEY GOT HERE — ND-Fairfield: Defeated No. 8 Newtown 80-57, No. 5 Brookfield 59-56; Immaculate: Defeated No. 7 Stratford 70-58, No. 3 Kolbe Cathedral 51-37.
FINALS HISTORY — ND-Fairfield: Seventh appearance, first since 2017 (defeated Bunnell); Immaculate: Fifth appearance, first since 2016 (lost to ND-Fairfield).
Stevens leads Penn State over Maryland 74-70
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Lamar Stevens feels like he's playing his most consistent basketball right now, a bad omen for upcoming opponents considering Penn State expects its hybrid forward to do a little bit of everything.
Just like he did on Wednesday.
Stevens scored 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting with 14 in the second half to lift Penn State over Maryland 74-70.
"Lamar really stepped up for us," Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said. "We needed every one of those points that he had tonight."
Watkins, Carr lead Penn State over Rutgers 60-43
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Patrick Chambers was admittedly skeptical his team would be able to maintain the pace it used to pull off a buzzer-beating win at Ohio State just two days before.
It didn't take long for Penn State players to ease their coach's nerves.
Mike Watkins scored 15 points, grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds and Penn State beat Rutgers 60-43 on Saturday.
Carr leads Penn State’s 88-43 rout of Coppin State
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Pat Chambers wasn't going to let himself or his players be deceived by Coppin State's winless record.
Penn State's coach had seen the Eagles keep within striking distance for much of their game against UConn and watched as they pushed Georgia Tech for 30 minutes more recently.
Penn State's most recent loss at the buzzer to Rider was fresh in Chambers' mind, too. His players had purposefully wiped it from theirs.
Scott’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Rider over Penn State
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Nazeer Bostick may have made a bold proclamation that inadvertently became bulletin board material on Friday night.
Rider coach Kevin Baggett reached for his marker and whiteboard where he scrawled the Penn State guards' words toward the Rider bench during warm-ups and relayed the message to his players.
Watkins has double-double, Penn State beats Binghamton 80-65
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — As he went after his own rebounds during warmups on Tuesday, Josh Reaves took a moment to appreciate the long shots arcing overhead and falling, one after the other, through Penn State's hoop.
Reaves got to appreciate the makes all night.
Penn State (10-3) made 57 percent of its shots on 31-for-54 shooting with 10 3-pointers in its 80-65 win over Binghamton on Tuesday night.
"I knew that my teammates were feeling it," Reaves said.
Carr leads Penn State over George Washington
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Mike Watkins has worn a weighted vest in practice and it's helped Penn State's power forward when he finds himself wearing multiple defenders on game days.
Penn State's 6-foot-9 forward scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to spark the Nittany Lions' 74-54 win over George Washington on Saturday.
"He's been dominating in practice, dominating in the games," Penn State guard Shep Garner said. "He's making our life that much easier."
Bostick, Wheeler, Penn State rout Oral Roberts 86-48
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Nazeer Bostick and Jamari Wheeler scored 14 points apiece and Penn State beat Oral Roberts 86-48 on Friday.
Tony Carr added 13 points and Josh Reaves chipped in all 10 of his in the first half for the Nittany Lions (6-1), who remained hot at home with a 5-0 start, and bounced back from an 11-point loss to No. 16 Texas A&M on Tuesday night in the Progressive Legends Classic championship game.
Carr’s 16 points leads Penn State to 85-54 win over Pitt
NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Chambers' message to his team could have been distilled to two words: Just. Play.
"I go back to the term 'mental conditioning,'" Chambers said after Penn State's 85-54- rout of Pittsburgh Monday night in the second game of the Progressive Legends Classic."
Garner leads Penn State to 79-65 win over Columbia
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Shep Garner didn't find the clear plastic mask fastened to his face on Friday to be too constricting.
He and the rest of his Penn State teammates weren't deterred by the loss of two starters, either.
Garner, who suffered a broken nose in Penn State's win Wednesday against Montana, scored 18 of his 26 points in the first half to lead Penn State to a 79-65 win against Columbia.
Stevens leads Penn State to 70-57 win over Montana
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Although his nose was bloodied and swollen, smashed at the bridge and packed full of gauze, Shep Garner was all smiles on Wednesday night.
His nose, possibly broken in a collision with a teammate late in Penn State's 70-57 win over Montana on Wednesday, will heal. He's happier his shooting stroke appears to be on the mend, too.
Carr leads Penn State with 20 points in win over Knights
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Pat Chambers wants points to come from everywhere and he wants opponents who visit Penn State's gym to fear the offensive potential his young lineup possesses.
Penn State's coach knows all that will come if his team plays defense like it did in an 81-57 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday where five Nittany Lions finished in double figures.
Carr leads Penn State with career night against Campbell
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Campbell coach Kevin McGeehan exhausted all his options trying to defend Penn State's Tony Carr on Friday.
By the time McGeehan sent big man Shane Whitfield out to shadow Penn State's do-it-all point guard, it was too late.
Carr scored 24 of his career-high 33 points in the second half and Penn State beat Campbell 86-75 in the first game for both teams.
Penn State Preview Capsule
Last season: 15-18; 12th in the Big Ten
Nickname: Nittany Lions
Coach: Patrick Chambers
Conference: Big Ten
Who's gone: F Peyton Banks, G Isaiah Washington, G Terrence Samuel.
Swanigan leads No. 21 Purdue past Penn State
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The way it played this week, No. 21 Purdue is acting like a team that is determined to be in the race for the Big Ten championship all the way to the end of the regular season.
Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Purdue built an 18-point halftime lead and coasted to a 77-52 victory over Penn State on Saturday, four days after shooting 60.4 percent in a 91-68 victory against Illinois.
Penn State beats Georgia Tech 67-60
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Shep Garner's confident if he's not making shots, one of his teammates will.
It's why Penn State's forward had no qualms — despite having the hot hand himself in the Nittany Lions' 67-60 win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday — swinging the ball to Josh Reaves, who's still working off some rust after a preseason leg injury forced him to miss the first five games.
Penn State Preview Capsule
Last season: 16-16, 7-11
Nickname: Nittany Lions
Coach: Patrick Chambers
Conference: Big Ten
Who's gone: F Brandon Taylor, F Donovon Jack, G Devin Foster, C Jordan Dickerson
Who's back: G Shep Garner. Junior led team in scoring in 11 games including five of final six; F Payton Banks; Junior saw increase in scoring (+7.7 points per game) with added playing time; G Josh Reaves. Team went 1-5 without the stingy sophomore in the lineup.