National Basketball Association
Penn St. 82, Youngstown St. 71
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
Officials: # Donnie Eppley, # Michael Kitts, # Ray Perrone
Attendance: 4461

Tim Frazier topped 20 points for the fourth time in six games, contributing a game-high 26 to propel Penn State past visiting Youngstown State 82-71 on Wednesday.

Trey Lewis added 12 points, and five players sank at least two 3-pointers to help Penn State start 5-1 for new coach Patrick Chambers.

Blake Allen's 25 points paced Youngstown (3-1) in the first meeting between the Big Ten's Nittany Lions and Horizon League's Penguins, who entered the night ranked 315th and 331st in field-goal percentage, respectively.

But Penn State bucked its shooting trend to take command, going 15-for-25 โ€“ including 7-of-10 3-point attempts โ€“ en route to a 44-26 halftime cushion. It was easily the highest scoring half this season for the Nittany Lions, who went 5-for-20 beyond the arc in Sunday's 53-49 victory over South Florida in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Connecticut.

The Penguins, on the other hand, again came out with an offense befitting their mascot โ€“ starting an icy 7-for-27 from the floor over the first 16:30 and falling behind by as many as 21 in the first half.

Kendrick Perry chipped in 23 points for Youngstown, which heated up in the second half but could not trim the deficit to fewer than nine points. Allen (seven) and Perry (five) hit 12 of the Penguins' 14 3-pointers.

Cammeron Woodyard had 10 points for Penn State, which finished 11-for-22 from the 3-point line and went to the foul line 31 times compared with nine for Youngstown.
Top Game Performances
Youngstown St.   Penn St.
Blake Allen 25 Scoring Tim Frazier 26
Blake Allen 3 Assists Tim Frazier 11
Blake Allen 5 Rebounds Sasa Borovnjak 5
Kendrick Perry 6 Free Throws Made Tim Frazier 8
Damian Eargle 3 Steals Ross Travis 3
DuShawn Brooks 2 Blocks Billy Oliver 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Youngstown St. 71 39.3 14-27 9-9 15 21 5 7 15
Penn St. 82 56.5 11-22 19-31 15 32 3 7 18