College basketball roundup: Penn State men, women get easy wins
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Playing for the first time in eight days prompted Penn State coach Patrick Chambers to set one goal on Sunday: Play harder than New Hampshire.
“I think we did that,” Chambers said after Penn State limited New Hampshire to 22.6 percent shooting during a 72-45 victory.
Jermaine Marshall scored 15 points and Sasa Borovnjak 11 for Penn State (7-4), which used a 32-5 first-half run to open a commanding 34-8 lead against the Wildcats (4-7).
“We were just so ready to play,” Chambers said. “We wanted to go out and play harder than them. I hope we played that much better.”
Brandon Taylor and D.J. Newbill added 10 each for the Nittany Lions, who have won three straight games and are 6-1 at home.
New Hampshire shot just 17.9 percent (5 of 28) in the first half, enabling Penn State to open a 39-14 halftime lead.
Penn State is off until Saturday when it hosts Duquesne.
No. 18 San Diego State 62, Indiana State 55 — In Honolulu, James Franklin had a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 18 San Diego State (11-1) held off Indiana State (6-4) in the Diamond Head Classic.
Chase Tapley added 13 points and the Aztecs won despite poor free-throw and 3-point shooting.
San Diego State pulled ahead for good during a seven-point run that included five consecutive points from Tapley. With less than five minutes to play, Tapley drove to the basket and was stopped by Jake Odum, who was called for an excessive foul. Tapley made two free throws and a quick 3-pointer on the ensuing possession, giving the Aztecs a 51-44 lead.
No. 11 Penn State 82, NJIT 37 — Penn State (10-2) had no problem with New Jersey Institute of Technology (6-7), holding the Highlanders to nine first-half points en route to a nonconference win at Bryce Jordan Center.
Maggie Lucas had game highs with 21 points and eight rebounds. Lucas was 5 of 8 from 3-point range and moved into second place on the school's all-time list with 234 3-pointers. Nikki Greene added 12 points.
Penn State is off until Jan. 3 when it opens Big Ten play against Northwestern.
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