STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Brandon Taylor scored a career-high 25 points as Penn State surged in the second half to dispatch Longwood 93-67 on Sunday.
Taylor was joined in double figures by D.J. Newbill with 23 points and Ross Travis, with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
The unselfish Nittany Lions (4-1) piled up 25 assists, eight by point guard Tim Frazier and seven by Newbill, who also chipped in with nine rebounds.
Holding a 10-point lead at the half, the Nittany Lions outscored the Lancers, 56-40, in the second half. They were paced by Taylor and Newbill, who combined for more than half of Penn State’s second half points.
Longwood (2-3) was paced by three players in double figures. Isaac Belton scored 17. He was joined by Jeylani Dublin with 16 and Tristan Carey with 13. Carey, the Lancers’ leading scorer at more than 20 points a game, was held below his season average.