Nittany Lions Rout Marshall

By Jacob Kaucher

Published 12/07 2013 07:01PM

Updated 12/07 2013 07:10PM

UNIVERSITY PARK - (Game Story Courtesy: Penn State Sports Information) Five Nittany Lions turned in double figure scoring efforts as the Penn State men's basketball team downed Marshall, 90-77, on Saturday evening at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Junior Ross Travis (Chaska, Minn.) and sophomore Donovon Jack (Reading, Pa.) set the pace for the Lions, tallying 20 and 18 points, respectively.

Jack entered Penn State's single-game record books after blocking a career-high seven shots, which ties Calvin Booth's (Bradley, 1999) effort for 10th all-time. The forward also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds in the win while Travis tacked on six boards and two assists.

D.J. Newbill (Philadelphia, Pa.) posted his 25th consecutive double figure scoring performance with 17 points to go along with seven rebounds, Tim Frazier (Houston, Texas) flirted with a double-double with 11 points and nine assists and Brandon Taylor (Tabernacle, N.J.) added 10 points for the PSU offense.

Penn State improves to 7-3 on the year with just three games remaining before the Big Ten opener vs. Michigan State and Marshall falls to 4-5 this season. The Nittany Lions shot 48.5 percent (33-of-68) from the field, hit 29.2 percent (7-of-24) from three-point range and 81 percent (17-of-21) from the free throw line. PSU out-rebounded Marshall 47-40, turned in 20 assists to the Herd's 11 and outscored MU 48-30 in the paint.

Redshirt freshman Kareem Canty led the way for the Herd, posting a game-high 28 points to go along with five assists. Senior Elijah Pittman and junior Shawn Smith also scored in double figures, tallying 10 points apiece. MU shot 39.2 percent (26-of-66) from the floor, 45 percent (9-of-20) from beyond the arc and 53.3 percent (16-of-30) from the charity stripe.

The Nittany Lions hit the road on Wednesday as they travel to Pittsburgh to face in-state rival Duquesne. Tip is slated for 7 p.m. at the CONSOL Energy Center. Penn State returns home next Saturday for the Return to Rec Hall game vs. Princeton.

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