On a day dominated by football headlines, the Penn State basketball team quietly suffered its second defeat of the season Saturday, falling 65-47 against St. Joseph's in Philadelphia.â†µ
The Hawks raced out to an early 22-0 lead before freshman Ross Travis finally scored on a dunk to get Penn State on the board with 11:27 remaining in the first half. From there, the Nittany Lions were able to play an even game, but the Hawks were able to coast to victory thanks to the huge early cushion.
Senior Billy Oliver led the offense for Penn State, finishing with 12 points to go with five rebounds. Travis earned his way into double figures, too, with a 10-point, six-rebound performance. Leading scorer Tim Frazier was limited to eight points, down from his average of 21 per game, though he did grab 11 boards to go with his six assists.â†µ
Next up for the Lions, now 5-2 on the season, is a Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup against Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.â†µ