Penn State continued their three-point barrage by hitting 16 three-point shots and had the lead from wire to wire as they defeated Loyola (MD) 90-65 Thursday Night at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State has made 34 three-pointers in the first two games and scored 90 points or more in each in the first two games. Penn State shot 58 percent from the field and 53 percent from the three-point line.
Penn State (2-0) started the game on a 14-4 run to start the game when they had three-pointers made by transfer Camren Wynter, Caleb Dorsey, Andrew Funk, and Seth Lundy. However, Loyola (0-2) started making a run in the middle of the first half when Penn State began to turn the ball over and cut the lead down to two at 21-19 on a Golden Dike layup. Penn State allowed Loyola to stay in the game by committing too many fouls in the first half. Seth Lundy had three fouls, and freshman Kebba Njie and Dorsey had two fouls each in the first half.
Penn State led Loyola 40-29 at the end of the first half on the strength of shooting 10 for 20 from the three-point line and recording 11 assists compared to Loyola going 3 for 10 from three and only recording five assists. Penn State led by as much as 14 in the first half.
Penn State started the second half on three-point shots by Wynter, Dorsey, and Lundy to push the lead to 19 early in the second half, and Penn State cruised to victory from that point, with Layola never getting closer to 17 points. Penn State played a clean game besides the stretch in a stretch in the first half by recording 21 team assists and committing eight turnovers for the game.
Wynter led Penn State with 18 points, shooting three for four from the three-point line, followed by Miles Dread with 12 points, shooting four for seven from the three-point line. Jalen Pickett led Penn State with nine assists. Njie led Penn State in rebounds Jaylin Andrew led Loyola with 21 points.
Penn State will next host Butler as a part of the Big Ten-Big East Gavitt Tipoff Games at the Bryce Jordan on Monday, while Loyola will play host Brown Sunday.