Penn St. 75, Brigham Young 53
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) _ Pete Lisicky and Calvin Booth each scored 18 points as Penn State used a furious second-half outburst to claim a 75-53 win over visiting Brigham Young Friday night.
Penn State (7-2) used four early points from Rahsaan Carlton to post an 8-0 lead over Brigham Young (1-8), but relinquished that lead quickly. The Nittany Lions found themselves down 21-15 with 6:30 to go in the first half.
From there, Greg Stevenson hit a 3-pointer and assisted on a slam by Booth to cut the lead to 21-20. A Rahsaan Carlton jump shot with 30 seconds to go in the half gave Penn State a 26-25 lead to take into the lockerroom.
Penn State opened the second half with an 11-0 burst, keyed by a Lisicky 3-pointer and four from Booth. Brigham Young’s Lance Archibald hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 37-28, but Lisicky answered with another one to put Penn State up 40-28 at 16:43.
Penn State was never threatened after that. The Nittany Lions led by as many as 25 (65-40 at 7:42 off a Booth slam dunk).
Freshman point guard Ryan Bailey hit for 14 for Penn State and dished off a career-high nine assists while Carlton finished with 11. Phil Williams led Penn State on the boards with 10.
Jeff Campbell led BYU with 19 points, and he and Justin Weidauer each grabbed seven rebounds. Lance Archibald and Grant Berges scored 14 points apiece.