Penn State men’s basketball won its third straight game, pounding Quinnipiac, 77-68 at the Bryce Jordan Center Thursday evening.
The game was originally scheduled for 8:30, but instead started at 4:30 due to nasty weather projected to come into State College.
It was Penn State’s second straight non-conference game after beginning Big Ten play earlier this month.
Penn State took care of Canisius by 30 points Sunday and didn’t have much of an issue with Quinnipiac, despite a closer score. Penn State didn’t have a great first half, shooting 2-16 from 3-point land, but still led Quinnipiac by 10. Penn State finished 6-29 from 3 and shot 28-68 from the field. As usual, Jalen Pickett led the way for Penn State. He finished with 21 points 12 rebounds and nine assists, just missing his second triple double of the season. Cam Wynter added 12 points and nine rebounds, falling just short of a double-double. Andrew Funk cracked double figures with 16.
Mikey Henn also stepped up for Penn State off the bench, breaking double-figures for the first time in his Penn State career. The seventh-year senior ended with 11 points.
Although Quinnipiac hung around enough not to get embarrassed, the outcome was clear for most of the evening, and Penn State coasted to its second straight win. Penn State never led by less than double-digits in the second half.
Penn State’s next game is scheduled for next Thursday, Dec. 29, at 2 against Delaware State at the Bryce Jordan Center.