Penn State trailed Clemson by seven points in the final minute of regulation on Tuesday night but came through with a wild rally with Andrew Funk’s three-pointer forcing overtime, but the Nittany Lions came up short in a competitive double overtime game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Penn State lost its first true road game of the season, 101-94.
Three Penn State players scored at least 20 points in the high-scoring game. Camren Wynter led Penn State with 26 points scored. Jalen Pickett had 23 points with eight assists and seven rebounds. And Seth Lundy ended the game with 23 points. It is the first time since 2006 that three players scored at least 20 points in the same game. Lundy also had a double-double with 12 rebounds.
Penn State’s three-point shooting struggled against the Tigers for much of the night, with Penn State hitting on just 11 of 36 three-point attempts. Lundy hit on four of his eight attempts, and Wynter connected on three of six.
Penn State led the Tigers by six points at halftime but Clemson didn’t take long to take a lead in the second half. Penn State is now 11-11 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. It was announced this week this will be the final season for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, which means Penn State broke even in the conference-vs-conference challenge.
Penn State is now 6-2 this season, and 0-1 in true road games (2-2 away from home). As a program, Penn State is 0-5 against Clemson in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Penn State will begin Big Ten competition with its next game. The Nittany Lions will host Michigan State next Wednesday, December 7.
The Big Ten and ACC split all six games on the schedule on Tuesday night with Illinois, Maryland, and Iowa scoring wins for the Big Ten and Michigan and Wisconsin losing close games at home. The ACC leads the Big Ten 5-3 going into Wednesday’s final games of this year’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
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