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Nittany Lions down Saint Joseph's 66-57

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Brooks leads the way with career-high 18 points and 9 rebounds

The Penn State men's basketball team improved its record to 2-0 with a 66-57 victory over the Saint Joseph's Red Hawks on Tuesday Night. Senior Jeff Brooks (Louisville, Ky.) led the way for the Nittany Lions with a career- high 18 points and 9 boards. Playing 39 minutes, Senior Talor Battle (Albany, NY) added 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Senior Forward David Jackson (Farrell, Pa.) added 11 points, including 6-6 from the free throw line. Andrew Jones (Philadelphia, Pa.) contributed 8 points and 7 boards.

Idris Hilliard and C.J. Aiken led the Red Hawks with 13 points and 12 points, respectively. Guard Langston Galloway added 11 points and 9 rebounds. Despite shooting 36.4 percent from the field and committing 16 turnovers, the Nittany Lions were able to get to the free throw line, shooting 73.5 percent from the stripe on 34 attempts. Penn State turned in a solid defensive effort, forcing 19 turnovers and holding the Saint Joseph's offense to 34.5 percent from the field and 19 percent from the three-point line. The Nittany Lions won the battle on the glass, 45 to 38.

The Nittany Lions return to the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday to take on the Fairfield Stags, tip is at 7:30.

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