Lions Fall to the Buckeyes, 66-46

Lions Fall to the Buckeyes, 66-46

Penn State men’s basketball fell to Ohio State 66-46 Monday night in Columbus. With the loss, the Lions fall to 11-10 on the season and 2-6 in the Big Ten Conference. Senior forward Brandon Taylor led the team with 11 points.

From tip-off, Ohio State jumped out to an early 15-6 lead after Penn State failed to produce from the arc, starting 0-10. Ohio state forward Keita Bates-Diop led the Buckeyes with 22 points on the night, with 13 of the points coming from the first half.

While the Lions struggled offensively in throughout the first half, they were able to go on a 12-4 run towards the end of the half and went into halftime trailing by only seven points.

The second half saw a lot of production from Devin Foster. Foster contributed to much of the Lions offense when the ball was in his hands and made a lot of smart decisions going down the stretch.

Towards the end of the half, the Lions lost control of the game. The clock continued to wind down as the deficit got out of hand and the Lions went on to lose 66-46.

After the game, head coach Patrick Chambers commented, "I thought they loaded up inside, made it very tough for us to post up…we kicked out and we didn't make 'em. They had five guys in the paint and did a really good job of taking away what we're good at. Give Thad credit."

Penn State is headed to New York City as part of Big Ten’s Super Saturday hoops and hockey doubleheader against the University of Michigan at Madison Square Garden Saturday. Tipoff is set for noon and the game will be aired on the Big Ten Network.