Game of the Night: Bucknell 90, Penn State 80 (67 possessions)
After losing Mike Muscala, it was thought that Bucknell was going to have to go through a bit of a rebuilding year. But, while Penn State isn't a contender for the Big 10 title, any win from a Patriot League team over a Big 10 team is impressive, especially a double digit win at their house. Junior Steven Kaspar led the Bison in scoring, putting up 25 efficient points (8-12 from two, 1-1 from three) and four assists in the win. He turned it over three times as well, but Kaspar has proven to be quite a ball handler in the early going, with an assist rate of 38.5% and just a 17.5% turnover rate. Elsewhere, Cameron Ayers decided the farther from the basket he was the better, as he missed all four of his twos, but made five of his six threes.
Despite shooting 41% from three and turning it over on just 10% of their possessions, Penn State still managed to lose by double digits, falling victim to Bucknell's superior offensive output. The Nittany Lions allowed the Bison to shoot 58% from two and also "allowed" them to make two thirds of their threes. Not a great night for defense.
Keeping track of the ever omnipressent foul monster, the teams combined for 47 fouls and 54 free throws.