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Wynter Strikes Again as Penn State Wins on Buzzer Beater, 65-64 over No. 21 Maryland

Penn State Nittany Lions guard Camren Wynter (11) January 21, 2023 David Hague/NSN

Camren Wynter scored off a missed three-point shot by Seth Lundy with 0.5 seconds remaining in the game as Penn State comes back from a 17-point deficit to defeat No. 21 Maryland 65-64 on Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center. This was Wynter’s second consecutive buzzer beater after his three-pointer helped pull off a win over Northwestern on Wednesday night.

Penn State (19-12, 10-10 Big Ten Conference) jumped out to a quick 10-6 in the first four minutes of the game. However, Penn State went on a scoring drought that lasted over nine minutes as Maryland (20-11, 11-9 Big Ten Conference) went on a 14-0 run in the first half until Kanye Cleary made a three to stop the run. Penn State shot slightly better towards the end of the first half until Jalen Pickett hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to end the first half as Maryland went up 36-22 at halftime in a first half that was marred by questionable officiating with Penn State’s head coach Micah Shrewsberry getting called for a technical foul.

Penn State slowly started to chip away at the lead in the second half but couldn’t get the lead to less than ten as Maryland’s Jamir Brown continued to make shots while Penn State was trying to make a run. That was until Andrew Funk hit a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 59-51 with 4:57 remaining. Penn State started to chip away at the lead with a Myles Dread three, Seth Lundy making three consecutive three throws, a Lundy layup, and a Funk jumper to make the score 62-61.

After making a stop, Wynter scored a basket off a layup to make the score 63-62 with 43 seconds remaining. Maryland went back on top when Julian Reese posted up and got a layup with 19 seconds remaining. On Penn States’ final possession Pickett kicked it out to Lundy who put up a three, but the errant shot was recovered by Wynter to make the go-ahead layup.

Pickett led Penn State with 16 points, followed by Funk with 14 and Dread with 11.

Young had 26 points for Maryland, followed by Reese with 12, and Don Carey and Ian Martinez had 11.

With the win, Penn State will have the tenth seed in the Big Ten tournament which starts Wednesday in Chicago.

Twitter: @bwalkerdadon

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