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Jones leads Penn State over Wagner 91-64

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Pat Chambers believes Penn State can be one of the best defensive teams in the country.

Two games in, the Nittany Lions appear to be headed in that direction.

Myreon Jones scored 14 points and Penn State pulled away from Wagner 91-64 on Saturday.

Lamar Stevens added 13 points, Izaiah Brockington and Seth Lundy added 12 apiece and Jamari Wheeler chipped in 10 for the Nittany Lions (2-0), who led for all but 4:33.

Just as they did in their opener, the Nittany Lions turned defense into offense all afternoon. They forced 18 turnovers and held the Seahawks (0-2) to just 24-for-59 shooting.

''I think we have the makings of an elite defensive team,'' Chambers said.

Curtis Cobb led Wagner with 19 points while Alex Morales and Elijah Ford added 18 and 12, respectively.

The Seahawks controlled most of the first 10 minutes, but the Nittany Lions used an 8-3 run capped by a 3-pointer from Curtis Jones Jr. to take a 13-10 lead with 12:52 to play.

Jones sank a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to put Penn State up 37-30 at halftime.

The Nittany Lions, who forced eight turnovers in the first half, got three in the first two minutes of the second that helped push their lead to 43-30. They led by as many as 30 in the second half.

''We have so many athletes and we feel like it's going to be really hard for teams to keep up with us,'' Brockington said. ''We feel like we can run a lot of teams out of the gym.''

The Seahawks, playing shorthanded with only eight players available, didn't score their first points in the second until Ja'mier Fletcher made a free throw 3:19 in. They didn't get their first field goal until Morales hit a jumper that made it 50-33 with 14:39 left.

''Those first four minutes in the second half, I saw body language and I knew guys didn't have anything left in the tank,'' Wagner coach Bashir Mason said.

SPEED KILLS

The Nittany Lions are transitioning quickly, wasting no time getting to their offense after strong defensive possessions. They poured 20 fast-break points on the Seahawks after posting 22 in their opener against Maryland-Eastern Shore.

''I think you guys are starting to notice our speed and athleticism one through five and even coming off the bench,'' Chambers said. ''When you've got guys like that running lanes, it's really tough to guard us in transition.''

PERIMETER OPTIONS

Early on, the Nittany Lions appear to have plenty of options when they need a 3-pointer, but they'll need to see more consistency from long distance.

Dread, who went 5 for 6 from 3-point range in the opener, cooled off in this one. He was just 1 for 9.

Jones, nicknamed ''Buckets,'' was 2 for 5 from beyond the arc while Brockington was 1 for 4.

BIG PICTURE

Wagner: The Seahawks are working with a lot of new faces as they try to snap a six-game losing streak dating to Feb. 21 of last season. Cobb, who graduated from UMass in May before transferring to Wagner, should be a big help along with Morales, a former junior college star for Prince George's Community College in Maryland.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions put up gaudy numbers in their opener and six players finished in double figures. They got solid depth scoring again Saturday as Lundy and Brockington handled large roles off the bench and the defense posted another smothering effort to keep an opponent off-balance all game.

UP NEXT

Wagner hosts Wesley College on Tuesday.

Penn State visits Georgetown on Thursday.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Penn State  
19:50 +2 Lamar Stevens made jump shot, assist by Myles Dread 0-2
19:37   Tyrone Nesby IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:35   Offensive rebound by Will Martinez  
19:26 +2 Curtis Cobb III made jump shot 2-2
19:21   Bad pass turnover on Jamari Wheeler  
18:57   Will Martinez missed layup  
18:55   Offensive rebound by Patrick Szpir  
18:47 +2 Curtis Cobb III made jump shot 4-2
18:38   Lamar Stevens missed jump shot  
18:36   Defensive rebound by Patrick Szpir  
17:57   Curtis Cobb III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:55   Offensive rebound by Wagner  
17:47   Offensive foul on Curtis Cobb III  
17:47   Turnover on Curtis Cobb III  
17:31   Lamar Stevens missed layup, blocked by Tyrone Nesby IV  
17:29   Offensive rebound by Penn State  
17:18   Myreon Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:16   Offensive rebound by Lamar Stevens  
17:16 +2 Lamar Stevens made layup 4-4
17:16   Shooting foul on Will Martinez  
17:16 +1 Lamar Stevens made free throw 4-5
17:03   Will Martinez missed jump shot  
17:01   Defensive rebound by Myreon Jones  
16:58   Shooting foul on Alex Morales  
16:58   Lamar Stevens missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:58   Lamar Stevens missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
16:58   Defensive rebound by Alex Morales  
16:39 +3 Alex Morales made 3-pt. jump shot 7-5
16:22   Izaiah Brockington missed jump shot  
16:20   Defensive rebound by Will Martinez  
16:07 +2 Will Martinez made layup 9-5
15:57 +3 Myreon Jones made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Harrar 9-8
15:42   Tyrone Nesby IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:42   Defensive rebound by Myles Dread  
15:29   Myles Dread missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:29   Offensive rebound by Myles Dread  
15:28   Lamar Stevens missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:26   Defensive rebound by Alex Morales  
15:07   Shooting foul on John Harrar  
15:09   Will Martinez missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:09 +1 Will Martinez made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-8
14:44   Offensive foul on Lamar Stevens  
14:44   Turnover on Lamar Stevens  
14:31   Lost ball turnover on Alex Morales, stolen by Lamar Stevens  
14:23   Myles Dread missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:21   Offensive rebound by Mike Watkins  
14:19   Personal foul on Elijah Ford  
14:07   Mike Watkins missed jump shot  
14:05   Defensive rebound by Alex Morales  
13:40   Patrick Szpir missed jump shot  
13:38   Defensive rebound by Izaiah Brockington  
13:30 +2 Myreon Jones made jump shot 10-10
13:21   Bad pass turnover on Curtis Cobb III  
13:18   Myreon Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:16   Defensive rebound by Alex Morales  
13:10   Curtis Cobb III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:08   Defensive rebound by Lamar Stevens  
13:08   Personal foul on Elijah Ford  
12:52 +3 Curtis Jones Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Myreon Jones 10-13
12:34 +2 Ja'Mier Fletcher made layup, assist by Will Martinez 12-13
12:22 +3 Jamari Wheeler made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Myreon Jones 12-16
12:06   Lost ball turnover on Will Martinez, stolen by Penn State  
12:02 +2 Curtis Jones Jr. made layup 12-18
11:53 +2 Curtis Cobb III made jump shot 14-18
11:38   Personal foul on Will Martinez  
11:24   Mike Watkins missed jump shot  
11:22   Defensive rebound by Wagner  
11:14 +3 Curtis Cobb III made 3-pt. jump shot 17-18
10:48 +2 Mike Watkins made jump shot, assist by Myreon Jones 17-20
10:19   Curtis Cobb III missed jump shot  
10:17   Defensive rebound by Jamari Wheeler  
10:03   Shooting foul on Tyrone Nesby IV  
10:03   Jamari Wheeler missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:03   Jamari Wheeler missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:03   Defensive rebound by Patrick Szpir  
9:53   Curtis Cobb III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:51   Defensive rebound by Jamari Wheeler  
9:47 +2 Lamar Stevens made layup, assist by Jamari Wheeler 17-22
9:34   Out of bounds turnover on Tyrone Nesby IV  
9:16   Lost ball turnover on Myles Dread, stolen by Alex Morales  
9:09 +2 Alex Morales made driving layup 19-22
8:43   Curtis Jones Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:41   Defensive rebound by Alex Morales  
8:39   Personal foul on John Harrar  
8:18   Lost ball turnover on Alex Morales, stolen by Jamari Wheeler  
8:12   Lamar Stevens missed layup  
8:10   Defensive rebound by Wagner  
7:54   Shooting foul on Myreon Jones  
7:55 +1 Will Martinez made 1st of 2 free throws 20-22
7:55   Will Martinez missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:55   Defensive rebound by Mike Watkins  
7:33   Izaiah Brockington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:31   Defensive rebound by Wagner  
7:16   Curtis Cobb III missed jump shot  
7:14   Defensive rebound by Mike Watkins  
7:07   Lamar Stevens missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:05   Defensive rebound by Patrick Szpir  
6:50   Will Martinez missed floating jump shot  
6:48   Defensive rebound by Curtis Jones Jr.  
6:41   Curtis Jones Jr. missed reverse layup  
6:39   Offensive rebound by Penn State  
6:27 +3 Myles Dread made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mike Watkins 20-25
6:02 +2 Elijah Ford made running Jump Shot 22-25
5:47 +2 Myreon Jones made floating jump shot 22-27
5:24   Patrick Szpir missed reverse layup, blocked by Mike Watkins  
5:22   Defensive rebound by Mike Watkins  
5:16   Myles Dread missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:14   Defensive rebound by Curtis Cobb III  
5:05   Tyrone Nesby IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:03   Defensive rebound by Penn State  
4:47   Myreon Jones missed jump shot  
4:45   Defensive rebound by Elijah Ford  
4:31   Offensive foul on Elijah Ford  
4:31   Turnover on Elijah Ford  
4:22   Myles Dread missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:20   Offensive rebound by Lamar Stevens  
4:18   Shooting foul on Ja'Mier Fletcher  
4:18 +1 Myles Dread made 1st of 2 free throws 22-28
4:18 +1 Myles Dread made 2nd of 2 free throws 22-29
4:13   Bad pass turnover on Alex Morales  
4:03   Bad pass turnover on Trent Buttrick, stolen by Alex Morales  
3:56 +2 Alex Morales made driving layup 24-29
3:36   Myles Dread missed jump shot  
3:34   Offensive rebound by Izaiah Brockington  
3:33   Shooting foul on Ja'Mier Fletcher  
3:33 +1 Izaiah Brockington made 1st of 2 free throws 24-30
3:33 +1 Izaiah Brockington made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-31
3:05   Will Martinez missed jump shot  
3:03   Defensive rebound by Curtis Jones Jr.  
3:01   Shooting foul on Patrick Szpir  
3:01   Lamar Stevens missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:01   Lamar Stevens missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:01   Defensive rebound by Alex Morales  
2:47 +3 Alex Morales made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Will Martinez 27-31
2:28   Myreon Jones missed layup  
2:26   Defensive rebound by Patrick Szpir  
2:21   Personal foul on Seth Lundy  
2:09   Alex Morales missed jump shot  
2:07   Offensive rebound by Patrick Szpir  
2:01   Patrick Szpir missed layup  
1:59   Defensive rebound by Curtis Jones Jr.  
1:48 +2 Lamar Stevens made jump shot 27-33
1:39   Will Martinez missed jump shot  
1:37   Defensive rebound by Seth Lundy  
1:20 +2 Lamar Stevens made layup 27-35
59.0 +3 Curtis Cobb III made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Will Martinez 30-35
44.0   Curtis Jones Jr. missed layup  
42.0   Defensive rebound by Tyrone Nesby IV  
15.0   Patrick Szpir missed jump shot  
15.0   Defensive rebound by Myles Dread  
15.0   Personal foul on Tyrone Nesby IV  
15.0 +1 Myles Dread made 1st of 2 free throws 30-36
15.0 +1 Myles Dread made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-37
2.0   Alex Morales missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Seth Lundy  
1.0   Defensive rebound by Lamar Stevens  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:47   Curtis Cobb III missed driving layup  
19:45   Defensive rebound by Lamar Stevens  
19:37 +3 Jamari Wheeler made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Myles Dread 30-40
19:22   Bad pass turnover on Alex Morales, stolen by Myreon Jones  
19:17   Shooting foul on Alex Morales  
19:17   Myreon Jones missed 1st of 2 free throws  
19:17 +1 Myreon Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-41
19:08   Bad pass turnover on Will Martinez, stolen by Jamari Wheeler  
18:53   Lost ball turnover on Mike Watkins, stolen by Will Martinez  
18:37 +2 Lamar Stevens made layup 30-43
18:19   Lost ball turnover on Will Martinez, stolen by Myles Dread  
18:19   Personal foul on Myreon Jones  
18:07   Traveling violation turnover on Curtis Cobb III  
18:02   Offensive foul on Mike Watkins  
18:02   Turnover on Mike Watkins  
17:52   Elijah Ford missed layup  
17:50   Defensive rebound by Mike Watkins  
17:50   Shooting foul on Will Martinez  
17:50 +1 Jamari Wheeler made 1st of 2 free throws 30-44
17:50   Jamari Wheeler missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
17:50   Defensive rebound by Elijah Ford  
17:33   Curtis Cobb III missed jump shot  
17:31   Defensive rebound by Mike Watkins  
17:27   Myles Dread missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:24   Offensive rebound by Penn State  
17:24   Personal foul on Patrick Szpir  
17:20   Lamar Stevens missed jump shot  
17:18   Defensive rebound by Elijah Ford  
17:05   Alex Morales missed jump shot  
17:03   Offensive rebound by Wagner  
16:50   Alex Morales missed layup  
16:48   Defensive rebound by Myles Dread  
16:42 +2 Myreon Jones made layup, assist by Myles Dread 30-46
16:42   Shooting foul on Patrick Szpir  
16:42 +1 Myreon Jones made free throw 30-47
16:24   Personal foul on Lamar Stevens  
16:19   Tyrone Nesby IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:17   Offensive rebound by Wagner  
16:17   Personal foul on Myreon Jones  
16:14   Shooting foul on Lamar Stevens  
16:14 +1 Ja'Mier Fletcher made 1st of 2 free throws 31-47
16:14   Ja'Mier Fletcher missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
16:14   Defensive rebound by Mike Watkins  
16:06 +2 Izaiah Brockington made driving layup 31-49
15:44   Alex Morales missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:42   Defensive rebound by Penn State  
15:42   Personal foul on Tyrone Nesby IV  
15:28   Izaiah Brockington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:26   Defensive rebound by Curtis Cobb III  
15:14   Tyrone Nesby IV missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:12   Defensive rebound by Penn State  
14:50   Shooting foul on Ja'Mier Fletcher  
14:50   Mike Watkins missed 1st of 2 free throws  
14:50 +1 Mike Watkins made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-50
14:50 +1 Mike Watkins made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-50
14:38 +2 Alex Morales made turnaround jump shot 33-50
14:22   Curtis Jones Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:20   Defensive rebound by Elijah Ford  
14:14 +2 Alex Morales made layup, assist by Elijah Ford 35-50
14:14   Shooting foul on Curtis Jones Jr.  
14:14 +1 Alex Morales made free throw 36-50
13:55   Offensive foul on John Harrar  
13:55   Turnover on John Harrar  
13:51   Offensive foul on Curtis Cobb III  
13:51   Turnover on Curtis Cobb III  
13:28   Myles Dread missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:22   Defensive rebound by Wagner  
13:12   Lost ball turnover on Elijah Ford, stolen by Jamari Wheeler  
13:06 +2 Izaiah Brockington made layup 36-52
13:06   Personal foul on Will Martinez  
13:06   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Wagner  
13:06 +1 Izaiah Brockington made free throw 36-53
13:06   Izaiah Brockington missed free throw  
13:06   Defensive rebound by Elijah Ford  
13:06   Personal foul on Seth Lundy  
13:06 +1 Elijah Ford made free throw 37-53
13:06 +1 Elijah Ford made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-53
12:57 +3 Seth Lundy made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Izaiah Brockington 38-56
12:57   Personal foul on Ja'Mier Fletcher  
12:57   John Harrar missed free throw  
12:57   Defensive rebound by Patrick Szpir  
12:34   Patrick Szpir missed layup  
12:32   Defensive rebound by Seth Lundy  
12:27   Myles Dread missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:25   Offensive rebound by John Harrar  
12:25   Shooting foul on Patrick Szpir  
12:25 +1