Penn State overcame a late loss to Virginia Tech Friday to take down Colorado State 68-56 in the third-place game of the Charleston Classic Sunday night. The Nittany Lions moved to 5-1 on the young season with the victory.
On this evening, it was Seth Lundy and Jalen Pickett who paced Penn State finishing with 17 and 16 points respectively.
Lundy has scored in double digits in all but one game this season, that coming Friday against the Hokies.
The win over the Rams marked the fourth game of the season where Pickett recorded 15 or more points. It was also a double-double for the senior guard as he finished with 11 rebounds. The Nittany Lions are undefeated in such games.
Penn State controlled the game from the outset jumping out to a 13-point late before Colorado State found the basket for the first time. Head coach Micah Shrewsberry’s squad forced the Rams to shoot 33 percent from the field on the night.
The Nittany Lions were able to use their speed often as the guard-heavy squad notched 12 fast break points and got contributions offensively from six other players who found the scoreboard aside from Lundy and Pickett.
Camren Wynter led the way in that regard scoring nine points while Andrew Funk and Kebba Njie both added eight points apiece.
Penn State will not see game-action until Friday as they host Lafayette at the Bryce Jordan Center for a 7 p.m. tip. Following the game against the Leopards, Penn State will head to Clemson for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.