Penn State’s three-point barrage led by Seth Lundy and Andrew Funk was the main catalyst for a critical 85-66 win over Indiana on Wednesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State 18 three-point baskets matched a school record set earlier this season in a win over Winthrop on Nov. 7
Seth Lundy became the 39th player in school history to pass the 1,000-point mark in Wednesday’s win as he led all scorers with 25 points and went 7 for 12 on three-point shots. Andrew Funk was right behind Lundy with 23 points, and he also went 7 for 12 from the three-point line.
In the early part of the first half, Penn State and Indiana played at a fast with both teams trading the lead up until the Under-12 timeout. Coach Micah Shrewsbury made its adjustment, and the game started to slow down for both teams, but Penn State slowly started to build its lead with three-point shooting as the half went along. Lundy made four three-pointers, and Funk made three as Penn State made 9 of 17 three-point field goals in the first half.
Penn State led 37-26 at halftime. Penn State led by as many as 14 in the first half despite being outrebounded and committing more fouls in the first half.
After Camryn Winter scored the first basket of the second half, Indiana went on an 8-0 run which was stopped by a Funk three-point shot to end its run. Penn State continued to knock down three points whenever Indiana tried to make a run. As the second half progressed both teams continued to continue their hot shooting, but Penn State maintained its lead. Penn State started to impose its will on the Hoosiers in the middle of the second half by getting sparks from freshman Kebba Njie, Evan Mahaffey, and Kanye Clary off the bench and cruised to an easy victory.
Jalen Pickett added 12 points for Penn State and led the team with eight assists, and five rebounds. Mahaffey scored a career-high 12 points for Penn State.
Trace Jackson Davis led Indiana with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Jalen Hood-Schifino and Tamar Bates scored 11 points for Indiana and Trey Galloway scored ten.
Penn State will travel to Wisconsin on Tuesday night, while Indiana will also play Wisconsin on Sunday at home at the Memorial Hall on Saturday.