PSU Men's Basketball 'Scratching the Surface'

By Jacob Kaucher

Published 02/04 2014 06:48PM

Updated 02/04 2014 06:50PM

STATE COLLEGE - Who would have thought it even just a couple weeks ago?
Penn State's men's basketball team has the longest active winning streak in the Big Ten, taking three straight games.
It's an unprecedented streak of success under head coach Patrick Chambers.
But the third year leader of the Nittany Lions says his team is just scratching the surface of its potential.
“We can get so much better, which is scary,” Chambers says. “Jordan (Dickerson) and Donovan (Jack) in foul trouble the last few games. Brandon Taylor is starting to give us more. I want more from Ross Travis. You know Tim (Frazier) and D.J. (Newbill) have been really consistent. I think that there's more that this team can give us.”
One spot would be from guards not named Newbill and Frazier.
Transfer John Johnson and true freshman Graham Woodward have each hit big outside shots, but their games have been anything but consistent.
Penn State's elder point guard says its youngest one must play within himself.
“(Woodward) just does what he can do,” Frazier says. “That's what you ask out of him. Especially out of a freshman point guard, especially playing in hostile environments in big games. Just do what you can do and don't hold anything back.”
One constant in the winning streak has been the Nittany Lions’ stalwart interior defense.
Penn State's averaging six block per game in the last three contests.

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