STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Freshman forward Peter Alexis (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Holy Redeemer) recorded a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia University men's basketball team was defeated by Penn State, 79-54, Saturday in an exhibition game in the Bryce Jordan Center.
Men's basketball defeated by Penn State, 79-54
Nov 03, 2012
Alexis—a transfer from Penn State—added two steals and one block in 40 minutes of action.
Freshman guard Andre Gibbs (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna)and senior guard Jim Connolly (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) contributed 11 points each.
Penn State—coached by 1994 Philadelphia University graduate Pat Chambers—got a team-best 17 points from guard Tim Frazier. Jon Graham added 16 points and seven rebounds, while D.J. Newbill had 15 points.
The Nittany Lions shot 47.6 percent from the field, including 55.2 percent in the second half, and 27.3 percent from three-point range. The Rams hit 38.8 percent of their attempts, including 18.2 percent of their three-pointers. Penn State outrebounded Philadelphia, 37-27.
Philadelphia led 28-25 with 3:23 left in the first half when Penn State made its charge. Led by six Frazier points, the Nittany Lions went on a 15-0 run to close out the first half and take a 40-28 advantage to the intermission.
The surge continued in the second half as Penn State outscored Philadelphia 23-9 in the first nine minutes to extend the gap to 63-34.
Philadelphia opens the regular season on Tuesday, Nov. 13 against Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference opponent University of the Sciences at 8 p.m.