Penn State 84 - MD Eastern Shore 46: Nittany Lions Hammer Hawks in Season Opener

By Craig Fritz on November 6, 2019 at 8:00 am
Penn State Forward Lamar Steven
Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State opened its 2019-20 season with a resounding 84-46 victory over the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks. It was exactly the way a clearly more talented team should handle a less talented team, which hasn't always been the case in Pat Chambers' tenure. The Nittany Lions raced out to a double-digit lead, poured it on after halftime, and were never threatened. It was an ideal start to what hopes to be a promising season in Happy Valley.

  1st half 2nd half final
MD Eastern Shore 17 29 46
Penn State 37 47 84

Senior center Mike Watkins led the way with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 blocks in just 20 minutes. Penn State totaled six players in double figures as Lamar Stevens (17) led all scorers, Myles Dread (15) was 5-6 from three, and Curtis Jones, Myreon Jones, and Izaiah Brockington all chipped in 10 points. True freshman Seth Lundy scored his first collegiate points with 3 off the bench.

In a game full of highlights, Jamari Wheeler and Stevens combined for one of the more ridiculous alley-oops you'll see this year.

More of that, please. Penn State returns to the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, Nov. 9 to host Wagner. The game tips at 4 p.m. EST on BTN+.

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