Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

PSU Basketball

Scrappy Lions fight hard, fall in OT to LSU

It looked like Penn State might upset LSU. But the Lions fell short, 68-63 in overtime.

The underdog Nittany Lions played well in the first half and took a 29-26 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Penn State held a 56-55 lead in the final minutes, thanks to seven unanswered points by Sam Sessoms. But LSU’s Xavier Pinson made a three-pointer on the next possession to make it 58-56. With .6 seconds left in regulation, Seth Lunday’s putback sent the game to overtime, but LSU held Penn State to five points in the OT period and held on.

Seth Lunday, who came in averaging 17.8 points per game, was held to eight points on 3-16 shooting. Sessoms had 13 to go with 10 rebounds. Penn State’s leading scorer was Jalen Pickett, who had 14. Myles Dread added 11.

Pinson had 15 points for LSU, and Tari Eason led all scorers with 20. Penn State’s next and last game in the Emerald Coast Classic will be Saturday against either Oregon State or Wake Forest.

Written By

Get NSN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get notifications of new posts by email.

More from Nittany Sports Now

PSU Basketball

0 The dates have yet to be determined, but Penn State’s men’s basketball Big Ten slate for year two of the Micah Shrewsberry-era and...

PSU Basketball Recruiting

1 Last week, Michael “Mikey” Henn, a forward who entered the transfer portal from the University of Detroit, committed to Penn State. Head men’s...

PSU Basketball Recruiting

0 Penn State added University of Denver transfer Mikey Henn on Monday. The forward chose Penn State over Illinois and Notre Dame to play...

PSU Basketball Recruiting

0 Penn State men’s basketball got a big boost this past Thursday when Drexel transfer Cam Wynter and Bucknell transfer Andrew Funk both committed...

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.