The Nittany Lions left earlier in the month for the Bahamas, set to play three exhibition games over their week stay. We already covered the first game earlier in the countdown, so now lets see how Penn State fared for the rest of their trip.
In their second game Penn State faced off against the Providence Storm, running out to a 112-63 victory. Shep Garner had a monstrous performance, scoring 28 points and shooting 50% on his 14 three pointers. Also reaching double figures were Tony Carr (22), Lamar Stevens (16), Josh Reaves (14) and Jamari Wheeler (13). Penn State went on to shoot 54.9% from the field and dominated Providence on the glass.
“We haven't been in the position where we have a lead of 20, 30, 40 points, so, can we play the same way for all four quarters? That was the goal,” said head coach Pat Chambers. “We don't want our guys to look at the score, we want to play one way, and that's it.”
Unfortunately Penn State’s final game against the Bahamas All-Stars was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. While the third game didn’t take place, Pat Chambers still seemed pleased with the trip.
"It has been a pleasure working with the Bahamas Basketball Federation in every aspect of our trip. We have made excellent progress in terms of our development,” said Chambers. “We got everything out of this experience that we wanted. There is work to be done, but I feel like this has put us ahead as we work toward the season.”
Up next for Penn State will be an exhibition game against Bloomsburg in early November.