With Penn State and VCU tied at 69 with the game clock expiring, Jamari Wheeler found Myles Dread behind the arc, and the junior forward proceeded to drill the game-winning shot and send the Lions to a 2-0 start.
After allowing VCU to drive to the basket and tie the game, Izaiah Brockington brought the ball down with 8 seconds remaining on the clock. He didn't do so with much urgency, eventually finding Wheeler. Wheeler briefly looked for a lane but didn't have time to drive, and instead dished it off to Dread. The DC-native put enough air under the shot to evade the oncoming defender and found nothing but twine. It wasn't the prettiest play, but it got the job done.
Those would be the only 3 points Dread scored on the afternoon after missing his previous four shots (all from behind the arc). But when his team needed him, he didn't miss.
Penn State moved to 2-0 with the win, and now have a nice nonconference win to hang its hat on as the competition will continue to ramp up in the coming weeks. Check back later to Roar Lions Roar for more on Dread's game-winner as part of our full recap of the win.