Army vs. Penn State recap: Nittany Lions hang on, 78-70

Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE

The Nittany Lions held off a second-half surge from the Black Knights to notch their fifth win of the season

Coming off a disappointing 82-57 showing against La Salle, Penn State had its hands full with another mid-major in Army. Despite leading by 12 at the half, Army pulled to within four midway through the second half. In the end, the Nittany Lions had four starters go in double-digits as they spread the ball around and eventually sunk Army, 78-70.

Army's Ella Ellis caught fire in the second half, leading the Black Knights on a 15-6 run in the second half to close the gap. Ellis eventually finished with 23 points to lead all scorers on the day, but fouled out with just under seven minutes to go in the second half, and Penn State cruised from there.

Penn State really spread the ball around and created space for their shooters, with the four players in double-digits each hitting at least a pair of 3-point shots. Guards D.J. Newbill and Jermaine Marshall scored 19 and 16 respectively, hitting eight treys between them. Despite the 19 triple attempts, the Nittany Lions still managed to shoot almost 51% on the day, compared to under 40% for Army. Marshall loaded up the stat sheet, adding six rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Penn State improves to 5-4 on the season, with their next game coming against Delaware State next Saturday.

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