To say Tim Frazier had a bad night in Penn State's 61-57 loss against Lafayette on Wednesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center would be an understatement.
The Nittany Lions' leading scorer was held to three points on 0-12 shooting and was charged with five costly turnovers as Penn State dropped its second consecutive game to the lowly Leopards. The loss could prove damaging to a young Lions team in desperate need of victories ahead of its tough Big Ten schedule to have a shot at postseason play.
"Tim didn't obviously shoot the ball," coach Patrick Chambers said after the game. "For him to only score three points, percentages say it's not good for us."
Frazier entered averaging just over 19 points, but struggled from the field in the first half and never recovered.
Lafayette's Jim Mower and Seth Hinrichs had 14 points each and Nick Petkovich had 13 points to help key a 38% shooting effort from the field. The Leopards also hit nine 3-pointers to the Lions' three on the evening.
Jermaine Marshall turned in a 20-point, 9-rebound performance to lead Penn State. Cammeron Woodyard chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds while Ross Travis finished with 12 points and eight rebounds. Travis had a rough night at the foul line, however, finishing just 1-7 on foul shots.
"We make four more free throws, we're in overtime right now," coach Patrick Chambers said of Penn State 16-26 effort from the stripe. "Hopefully we learn from this."
Penn State now prepares for a road trip to Pittsburgh, where it will face Duquesne at the Consol Energy Center in a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.