UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) – Mike Watkins scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Penn State to an 80-65 win over Binghamton on Tuesday night.
Tony Carr, Josh Reaves and Shep Garner all chipped in 15 points apiece for the Nittany Lions (10-3), who won their third straight and snapped the Bearcats’ seven-game winning streak.
Garner made 5 of 7 3-pointers and the Nittany Lions shot 57 percent from the floor on 31-for-54 shooting.
J.C. Show led Binghamton (8-5) with 13 points while Tyler Stewart notched 12 and Thomas Bruce added 10 for the Bearcats, who trailed for all but 2:49.
The Nittany Lions opened the first half with an 8-0 run and led 39-36 at halftime.
Binghamton: The Bearcats stayed in this one and should have high hopes for their chances in the America East race. Its seven-game winning streak was the team’s longest in nine years since it won 11 straight en route to an America East championship.
Penn State: The Nittany Lions have gotten better at finishing games and improved to 10-0 this season when leading at halftime. They’re doing it with scoring from everywhere as Tuesday’s game marked the fifth time this season at least five Nittany Lions scored in double figures.
Binghamton hosts LIU-Brooklyn on Friday.
Penn State stays at home to face Rider on Friday.
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