PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyreek Duren scored a career-high 29 points as La Salle beat Penn State 82-57 Wednesday night for the Explorers’ fourth straight victory.
The win moved La Salle to 5-1 this season, its best start since 2005-06, when the Explorers began the season 7-0.
There were six lead changes in the first 4 minutes before the Explorers took control of the game with a 10-0 tear that snapped a 23-23 tie. From there, La Salle never trailed, though Penn State (4-4) did close to within a basket twice — last at 43-41 after a three-point play from D.J. Newbill with 15:33 left.
Duren opened a close game up by scoring 12 straight points during a 3-minute stretch. He was supported by 14 points each from Ramon Galloway and Sam Mills, while Penn State was led by Jermaine Marshall’s team-high 19 points, and Ross Travis and Newbill chipped in with 12 each.