STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State hit a season-high 12 of 19 from the 3-point arc to rout Furman 70-49 on Sunday.
David Jackson added 16 points and Jeff Brooks had 13 for the Nittany Lions (5-1), who recovered nicely following their first loss of the season, at Mississippi on Friday.
Penn State’s long-range shooting overwhelmed Furman’s (3-2) defense. The Nittany Lions led 22-17 at 7:57 of the first half before Jackson hit a three-point play, and Brooks and Talor Battle sank 3’s on consecutive possessions to make it a 14-point lead less than two minutes later.
Penn State continued to hit shots from long range, while Furman had trouble against the Nittany Lions’ athletic defense. Furman tried to pound it inside, but those shots didn’t fall either.
Penn State coach Ed DeChellis is encouraged by the play of Battle and Brooks and believe the early success will build confidence for some upcoming games.