For the second day in a row, Penn State is putting up a lousy offensive performance at the Hall of Fame Tip-off Tournament in Uncasville, Conn., this time against South Florida. The Nittany Lions and Bulls are tied, 17-17 at halftime at Mohegan Sun Arena in what has been an offensively challenged game.
After posting just 15 points in the first half Saturday against Kentucky, Penn State shot just .250 in the first half against the Bulls. Fortunately, the defense has forced a number of turnovers and limited South Florida to .286 shooting from the field.
Penn State's Tim Frazier and Jermaine Marshall lead all scorers with eight points each. The Lions' only other scorer is Cammeron Woodyard, who has one point in the early going. Hugh Robertson leads South Florida with four points.
The Lions are just 1-12 from 3-point territory at this point, as the Bulls are pushing their zone toward the perimeter. If Penn State is going to have success down the stretch, its bigs, who have exactly zero points to this point in the game, are going to have to get involved.