Penn State vs. Youngstown State: Nittany Lions 5-1 After Win Over Penguins

Penn State can beat Youngstown State 82-71 on Wednesday night.

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Penn State Basketball: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - Youngstown State Edition

A quick look back at the Nittany Lions' win against the Penguins on Wednesday.

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Penn State vs. Youngstown State: Nittany Lions Prevail, 82-71

Penn State posted its biggest point total of the season Wednesday night in defeating Youngstown State 82-71 at the Bryce Jordan Center to improve to 5-1 on the season.

Junior point guard Tim Frazier eclipsed the 20-point mark for the fourth time in six games to lead the Nittany Lions with 26 points on 8-11 shooting to go with 11 assists and four rebounds. Guards Trey Lewis and Cammeron Woodyard broke into double figures as well with 12 and 10 points respectively on the evening.

Blake Allen led the Penguins with 25 points on 9-16 shooting, including 7-12 from 3-point territory. Kendrick Perry chipped in 23 points and three assists.

Penn State raced out to a 21-point advantage in the first half and took a 44-26 lead into the half. The Penguins came out strong to start the second half with hot shooting from the perimeter, but the big lead allowed the Lions to coast to their fifth victory of the season.

Both teams posted solid shooting numbers. Penn State finished the evening at 56.5% from the field while Youngstown State was just under 40% at 39.%. Both teams shot greater than 50% from 3-point territory.

Penn State earned the edge in the rebounding margin, 35-26, and the teams split 11-11 on the offensive boards.

The Lions return to action on Saturday when they take on St. Joseph's in Philadelphia at 3:30 p.m.

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Penn State vs. Youngstown State: Nittany Lions Thump Penguins In First Half, Lead 44-26

Penn State's offense caught fire early against Youngstown State and never looked back in racing out to a 44-26 halftime lead on Wednesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Tim Frazier's 14 points and eight assists paced the Nittany Lions' attack, while Cammeron Woodyard and Trey Lewis added eight and six points to the effort respectively. As a team, Penn State shot 15-25 (60%) for by far it's most efficient shooting performance in a first half all season. Eight Penn State players have scored already in the game.

Blake Allen led the Penguins with eight points in the first half on 3-7 shooting from the field.

In addition to the hot shooting, Penn State earned a 19-14 edge in the rebound margin, including 14 defensive rebounds. The Lions were sloppy with the ball, however, racking up 12 turnovers in the half, putting them on pace for a season-high 24.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh for a full recap after the game.

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Penn State vs. Youngstown State: Nittany Lions Look For Another Early Victory

Penn State can improve to 5-1 against the Penguins.

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