STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Mike Walker sparked a second-half run
with two 3-pointers and Ben Luber had 17 points and six assists as
Penn State overcame early cold shooting to defeat Cornell, 66-54,
Down 42-34 early in the second half, Penn State (1-0) rallied
after stepping up its defensive play and finally getting some
buckets after hitting just 34 percent in the first half (11-of-32).
Much of Penn State's run came with their best player, Geary
Claxton, on the bench with foul trouble.
Walker, a reserve, then hit a couple big threes and Luber hit a
wide open 3-pointer with just over four minutes left to give Penn
State an 11-point cushion.
Collins had 14 points but shot just 6-of-22 from the field,
while Adam Gore added 14.
Cornell (1-2) held a lead for much of the first half and early
in the second after the Nittany Lions were cold from the field.
With Penn State center Brandon Hassell on the bench with foul
trouble much of the first half, the Big Red were able to score off
drives in the lane and a couple buckets from forward-center Andrew
Still, Penn State out-rebounded Cornell 49-33, including the
6-foot-5 Claxton's game-high 13 boards and nine from Cornley off
The Nittany Lions won their first season opener since 2000.
Griesel carries North Dakota St. over South Dakota 89-77
— Sam Griesel scored a career-high 26 points as North Dakota State defeated South Dakota 89-77 in the regular-season finale on Sunday.
Tarke scores 31 to lift CSU past Delaware St. 94-74
— Anthony Tarke had 31 points as Coppin State routed Delaware State 94-74 on Sunday.
King scores 19 to lead Army past Boston U. 57-55
— Alex King scored 19 points and his 16-foot fadeaway jump shot with 1.1 seconds left sent Army past Boston University 57-55 on Sunday.