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Penn State men's basketball dismantles Pitt

| Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, 12:17 a.m.
Penn State forward Deividas Zemgulis (1), of Lithuania, defends against Pittsburgh guard Shamiel Stevenson (23) who shoots for two points during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Penn State forward Deividas Zemgulis (1), of Lithuania, defends against Pittsburgh guard Shamiel Stevenson (23) who shoots for two points during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Stephen Curry, second from right, and his wife Ayesha, center, watch from the front row during an NCAA college basketball game between Penn State and Pittsburgh in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. Penn State defeated Pittsburgh 85-54. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Stephen Curry, second from right, and his wife Ayesha, center, watch from the front row during an NCAA college basketball game between Penn State and Pittsburgh in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. Penn State defeated Pittsburgh 85-54. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Penn State guard Shep Garner (33), forward Lamar Stevens (11) and guard Tony Carr watch from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Penn State guard Shep Garner (33), forward Lamar Stevens (11) and guard Tony Carr watch from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball against Penn State's Nittany Lions in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. Penn State defeated Pittsburgh 85-54. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball against Penn State's Nittany Lions in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. Penn State defeated Pittsburgh 85-54. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Penn State guard Tony Carr, left, who scored 16 points, and Penn State guard Shep Garner, right, who had 13 poionts, call out to teammates from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. Penn State defeated Pittsburgh 85-54. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Penn State guard Tony Carr, left, who scored 16 points, and Penn State guard Shep Garner, right, who had 13 poionts, call out to teammates from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. Penn State defeated Pittsburgh 85-54. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Brooklyn Nets Rondae Hollils-Jefferson, left, greets Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry after an NCAA college basketball game between Penn State and Pittsburgh in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. Penn State defeated Pittsburgh 85-54. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Brooklyn Nets Rondae Hollils-Jefferson, left, greets Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry after an NCAA college basketball game between Penn State and Pittsburgh in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. Penn State defeated Pittsburgh 85-54. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Pittsburgh guard Jared Wilson-Framek right, drives to the basket around Penn State guard Josh Reaves around during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Pittsburgh guard Jared Wilson-Framek right, drives to the basket around Penn State guard Josh Reaves around during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Pittsburgh guard Shamiel Stevenson, left,  elbows Penn State forward Lamar Stevens, right, in the mouth as he goes up for a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Pittsburgh guard Shamiel Stevenson, left, elbows Penn State forward Lamar Stevens, right, in the mouth as he goes up for a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Penn State guards Tony Carr (10) and Josh Reaves (23) prevent a shot by Pittsburgh guard Shamiel Stevenson (23) as the ball goes careening away from the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Penn State guards Tony Carr (10) and Josh Reaves (23) prevent a shot by Pittsburgh guard Shamiel Stevenson (23) as the ball goes careening away from the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK — Tony Carr scored 16 points to lead six Penn State players in double figures and the Nittany Lions beat Pitt, 85-54, on Monday night in the second game of the Progressive Legends Classic.

Mike Watkins and Shep Garner had 13 apiece, while Lamar Stevens, Josh Reaves and Nazeer Bostick each scored 10 for Penn State (5-0).

Jared Wilson-Frame led the Pitt (1-3) with 17 points. It was the third straight game he finished in double figures scoring.

Despite the lopsided nature of the game, it was neither the biggest win in Penn State history nor the worst loss ever for Pitt. The Nittany Lions' largest margin of victory was 74, in an 86-12 win over Susquehanna on Jan. 25, 1919, and Pitt dropped a program-worst 106-13 decision to Westminster on Feb. 24, 1906.

Penn State's largest margin of victory against Pitt was 84-44 on Jan. 14, 1967.

Garner opened the game with a 3-point jumper, and the Nittany Lions never trailed. Carr knocked down a straightaway 3 to make it 47-21 at the break. Bostick threw down a breakaway one-handed jam, and Garner drilled another 3 to push the lead to 63-29.

Pitt's roster has players who combined for three starts and 648 minutes in 2016-17. Penn State has returned 80.8 percent of its scoring, 87.8 percent of its rebounding and 81.8 percent of its assists from last season.

Penn State improved to 76-72 all-time against Pitt. The Nittany Lions snapped a seven-game losing streak to their in-state rivals.

Stephen Curry arrived midway through the second half of the game, and the Golden State Warriors star saw Penn State outscore Pitt, 31-25.

Penn State faces No. 16 Texas A&M in the championship game Tuesday, and Pitt gets Oklahoma State in the consolation game.

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