As mentioned this weekend, Penn State is currently in the Bahamas for their foreign exhibition trip. Their week long stay will include three games, with the first taking place on Sunday.
So far so good for Penn State, as the Nittany Lions edged the New Providence Basketball Association All-Stars 109-105 in double overtime.
The Lions entered the fourth trailing by 11, but would make a late comeback to force overtime. In the second overtime Tony Carr hit a three pointer with 18 seconds left to give Penn State a three point lead. Freshman guard Jamari Wheeler would seal the deal with a free throw in the closing seconds.
Six Penn State players scored at least 10 points, with Tony Carr leading the team with 26 points. Shep Garner, who came off the bench, scored 24 points exclusively on eight three pointers. Both Satchel Pierce and Lamar Stevens recorded double-doubles.
Penn State shot lights out from deep, hitting 45% of their 33 three pointers, which was actually better than the 37% they shot from inside the arc. They did, however, commit 28 turnovers, 10 more than the number of assists they recorded.
“I thought our kids showed some guts, and some heart, and, most importantly pride,” said head coach Patrick Chambers. “They were really talented, much older, much stronger, and they had some really good players, players who are on the National Team. It was great preparation for us.”
Penn State will take on the Providence Storm later today at 6 p.m. ET. The game will live stream on Youtube if you’re interested in watching.