STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Tim Frazier scored 25 points and D.J. Newbill added 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Penn State past Wagner 74-62 on Saturday.
Frazier also pulled down 10 rebounds in a successful return from an Achilles tendon injury that sidelined him for all but four games last season.
Brandon Taylor scored nine points and Ross Travis added eight for Penn State, which won its 10th straight season-opening home game.
Wagner trimmed a 12-point halftime deficit to 33-30 when Penn State missed its first eight field-goal attempts of the second half.
The Nittany Lions responded with a 21-10 run capped by Frazier’s 3-pointer to lead 54-41 with 8:21 to go.
The Lions didn’t allow Wagner to within nine points after that.
Kenneth Ortiz had 20 points and Latif Rivers had 12 for the Seahawks who were voted the top team in the Northeast Conference in the league’s preseason poll.