Penn State Vs. Cornell: Nittany Lions Win Non-Conference Finale

The Nittany Lions will look for win No. 8 against the Big Red.

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Penn State vs. Cornell: Nittany Lions Prevail, 74-67

Penn State picked up the victory in its non-conference finale on Wednesday night, defeating Cornell 74-67 at the Bryce Jordan Center after trailing 31-30 at halftime.

Tim Frazier was active in both ends, scoring 17 points and dishing six assists, but also grabbing 11 rebounds. Cammeron Woodyard and Trey Lewis had 13 points each, while Jermaine Marshall contributed 12 to go with four rebounds.

It was another strong night on the glass for the Nittany Lions as they outrebounded their opponents 40-33 and 16-9 on the offensive glass. The rebounding performance helped them overcome a lackluster 37.5 percent shooting effort from the field.

Drew Ferry scored 20 points on 6-11 shooting from 3-point territory to lead the Big Red. Shonn Miller also had a strong effort, scoring 15 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

The win gave the Lions more wins in this non-conference season (8) than they earned in last year's run to their first NCAA Tournament birth in 10 years.

Coach Patrick Chambers will now guide his team into its Dec. 29 Big Ten opener against Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Penn State vs. Cornell: Nittany Lions Locked In Tight Game At The Half

After trailing Cornell for much of the first half on Wednesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State rallied late to take a 31-30 deficit into the locker room, despite sloppy play on offense. 

Jermaine Marshall leads the Nittany Lions with eight points and four rebounds. Teammate Tim Frazier is close behind with seven points and four rebounds.Their scoring represents the lone offensive highlights for Penn State, though.

As a team, the Lions have committed already 10 turnovers and shot just 31 percent from the field, including 3-10 from 3-point territory.

Fortunately for coach Patrick Chambers' team, it's dominating the boards early as expected, earning a 24-17 advantage against the Big Red in the first half.

Shonn Miller is having a big night for the Big Red, already with eight points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes of play. Galal Cancer follows behind him with seven points, four assists and two rebounds. Cornell was 5-15 from the perimeter in the first half.

Stay tune to SB Nation Pittsburgh for a recap of this game later tonight.

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Penn State vs. Cornell: Nittany Lions Host Non-Conference Finale

The Nittany Lions will look for win No. 8 against the Big Red.

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