Lavon Long scored a career-best 17 points and Brett Bisping added
12 points and 12 rebounds for Siena (17-17), which won for the sixth
time in seven games. Rob Poole added 11 points and eight rebounds
for the Saints.
D.J. Newbill had 17 points for Penn State (16-18) but was just
5-of-18 shooting. Brandon Taylor added eight points and eight
rebounds for the Nittany Lions, which shot 29.8 percent from the
field and made just 12-of-22 free throws.
Poole hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer and Bisping followed with a basket
to give the Saints a 51-46 lead with 1:23 remaining. Newbill scored
four straight points and Penn State eventually tied the score at 52
on Taylor’s putback with 9.3 seconds to go before Hymes drove the
length of court through the defense for the winning basket.
Penn State led by eight points less than 12 minutes into the game
before Siena finished the half with a 16-4 spurt to grab a 25-21
halftime lead. The Saints led by seven six-plus minutes into the
second half before the Nittany Lions went on a 13-3 surge and took a
41-38 lead on Geno Thorpe’s fast-break dunk with 8:19 to go.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Saints G Marquis Wright departed with 18.6 seconds
left after landing hard and having his nose hit the leg of a
television cameraman. … Penn State G Tim Frazier was held to five
points while raising his career total to 1,543, moving past Geary
Claxton (1,542 from 2004-08) for seventh-place on the school’s
all-time scoring list. … The CBI bracket will be reseeded once all
four semifinalists have been determined.
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