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NIT Season Tip-Off - Penn State Downs Syracuse 85-64 - Match Report
The battle between Penn State and Syracuse didnt turn out to be much of a battle at all as Syracuse was handed a 85-64 defeat on Friday at Barclays Center.
Bettors who backed Penn State were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -2.5 at sportsbooks.
Lamar Stevens had 20 points for Penn State and Myreon Jones chipped in with 16 points. Lamar Stevens had 4 assists for them, while Mike Watkins was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 16 boards.
Syracuse got 19 points from Elijah Hughes in a losing cause and another 14 points from Buddy Boeheim. Joseph Girard III contributed 7 assists for them, while Quincy Guerrier had 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Penn State were victorious, as the score was 34-28 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Penn State as they grabbed 51 boards, while Syracuse only had 23
Penn State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Wake Forest. Syracuse will aim to get back on the winning track vs. Iowa.