Penn State closes half on huge run to narrow deficit vs. Ohio State
Ohio State got off to a 14-2 start in its game vs. Penn State on Wednesday evening, but the Buckeyes weren’t able to sustain that momentum.
Penn State got a great first half from Seth Lundy and a pair of late steals by Jamari Wheeler to keep things close. The Nittany Lions trail by just four points — 43-39 — going into halftime.
Lundy was the star for Penn State, producing 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. He made three 3-pointers and also drained four of his five free throw attempts.
Here’s a few nice plays from Lundy’s first half:
Seth Lundy (@llseth23) leads all scorers with 17 points.
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Ohio State led by 10+ points for most of the half, but Penn State closed with a 9-2 run to narrow that deficit to just four points.
It was a team effort for the Buckeyes, who didn’t have any players score in double digits in the first half. Justin Ahrens and Zed Key both scored nine points while E.J. Liddell contributed eight.
This would be a huge win for Penn State’s NCAA Tournament chances if the Nittany Lions are able to keep the momentum going in the second half. KenPom.com currently has Penn State ranked No. 46 in the country while the Buckeyes are at No. 12.