Boxscore
Penn St. 60, Bucknell 57
Friday, November 23, 2012 4:30 PM
Location - Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
Officials - Jim Bruno, D.J. Carstensen, Larry Scirotto
Attendance - 7713

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Bucknell 22 35 57
Penn St. 16 44 60

Recap

Penn State 60, Bucknell 57: Jermaine Marshall scored 17 points and Brandon Taylor added 16 as the Nittany Lions overcame a terrible first half to edge the visiting Bison.

D.J. Newbill collected 10 points, seven assists and as many rebounds for Penn State (3-2), which was playing its first full game since star Tim Frazier was lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

The Nittany Lions shot 16.1 percent (5 of 31) in the first half but only trailed 22-16 at the break due to Bucknell’s own scoring problems. The second half was a different story, as both teams came out strong and Penn State started to connect from beyond the arc.

The Nittany Lions took the lead at 37-36 on Marshall’s 3-pointer with 11:04 left and made it a 48-41 edge when Ross Travis buried one from beyond the arc with 6:33 on the clock. The Bison would close to within 59-57 in the final minute but Marshall split a pair of free throws and Cameron Ayers missed a tying 3-point attempt.

Bryson Johnson scored 18 points, Ayers added 14 and Mike Muscala collected 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for Bucknell (5-1), which nearly beat its second Big Ten school of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Frazier was hurt six minutes into the Nittany Lions’ last game, an 85-60 loss to Akron. … Penn State ended up shooting 65.4 percent in the second half, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. … The Bison beat the Big Ten’s Purdue in its season opener.

Bucknell Bison

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Bryson Johnson 35:00 3-8 3-8 9-11 0 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 18
Mike Muscala 37:00 2-4 0-1 6-8 1 11 12 2 4 1 3 5 10
Joe Willman 29:00 2-7 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 0 4 0 1 0 4
Cameron Ayers 34:00 5-11 2-6 2-2 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 0 14
Ryan Hill 20:00 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2
Steven Kaspar 19:00 2-4 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 2 2 1 3 0 6
Dom Hoffman 10:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 2
Ryan Frazier 12:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0
Brian Fitzpatrick 4:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 200 16-41 5-18 20-25 3 28 31 7 19 3 13 5 57
  39.0% 27.8% 80.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 13

Penn St. Nittany Lions

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jermaine Marshall 33:00 4-11 2-3 7-11 0 5 5 0 3 4 2 0 17
Jonathan Graham 24:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 0 3 1 0 2 0
D.J. Newbill 37:00 5-18 0-2 0-4 2 5 7 7 1 0 4 1 10
Ross Travis 35:00 3-5 1-2 2-2 3 5 8 1 3 1 0 0 9
Brandon Taylor 20:00 6-11 4-8 0-0 0 3 3 0 4 0 1 0 16
Sasa Borovnjak 25:00 3-4 0-0 0-3 3 1 4 1 1 2 0 0 6
Nick Colella 17:00 0-4 0-4 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Patrick Ackerman 9:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 22-57 7-19 9-20 11 22 33 9 19 8 7 3 60
  38.6% 36.8% 45.0% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 7