STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Lamar Stevens scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half, and Penn State had an easy time with No. 17 Maryland in a 78-61 win on Wednesday night.
Myles Dread had 17 points and Myreon Jones added 10 for the Nittany Lions (12-16, 5-12 Big Ten), who led for all but 51 seconds to win their third in a row.
Anthony Cowan Jr. led Maryland (21-8, 12-6) with 15 points, and Aaron Wiggins chipped in 11.
The Nittany Lions took control in the first half with possibly their best 20 minutes of play since they won the NIT last season. They forced eight turnovers, turned them into 12 points and took the lead for good with a 13-2 run that broke a 3-3 tie less than two minutes in.
Dread was 3 for 6 from beyond the arc in the half while Josh Reaves and Myreon Jones added back-to-back 3-pointers over the final 1:36. John Harrar made a layup, drew a foul and hit his free throw to give Penn State a 42-20 lead at halftime.
Penn State led by 29 at one point in the second half.
Maryland: The Terps will be glad to be done with their road schedule. They went just 5-5 as the visitors and were outscored by double digits three times.
Penn State: The Nittany Lions are looking more like the team many thought they’d be earlier in the season. They hadn’t won three straight regular-season games in over a year.
Maryland: Hosts No. 9 Michigan on Sunday.
Penn State: Visits No. 19 Wisconsin on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Myreon Jones scored a career-high 21 points as Penn State led by as many as 18 in an 81-66 victory over Georgetown Thursday night in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
Jones scored 14 of the Nittany Lions first 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Penn State (3-0) jumped out to a 25-7 lead after a Myles Dread 3-pointer. Dread finished with 14 points while Lamar Stevens had 14 points and nine rebounds. Jones was 5 for 8 from beyond the arc.
Penn State shot 13 for 29 on 3-pointers while Georgetown made just four in 13 attempts. The Nittany Lions turned 21 Georgetown turnovers in 20 points.
Omer Yurtseven had 16 points and 10 rebounds to record his third straight double-double for Georgetown (2-1) after transferring from N.C. State. James Akinjo added 13 points for Georgetown, which never led in the second half.
Penn State picked up its first win in the last six meetings against Georgetown and got a road win against the Hoyas for the first time since 1972.
Penn State: The Nittany Lions passed their first and only true road test before Big Ten play. Penn State will play Mississippi in the NIT Season Tipoff in Brooklyn on Nov. 27 before facing either Syracuse or Oklahoma State two days later.
Georgetown: Since Patrick Ewing took over in 2017, the Hoyas are just 1-3 against Power Five teams with one more shot at home against longtime-rival Syracuse on Dec. 14.
Penn State: Has the weekend off before returning home to host Bucknell on Tuesday.
Georgetown: Hosts Georgia State on Sunday for the first time since 1997.
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Richmond got its season off on the right foot with an overtime win against St. Francis but faces some much stiffer competition Thursday night when it plays host to Vanderbilt (2-0) of the SEC.
The Commodores will play on the road for the first time this season, traveling to Virgnia after outscoring their first two opponents by a combined 23 points.
You can catch all the action at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.
How to watch Richmond vs. Vanderbilt:
Who: Richmond vs. Vanderbilt
When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Robins Center, Richmond, Virginia
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington
Live Stream: NBC Sports Washington
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