Penn State Basketball Flaw Emerges in Blowout Win Over Canisius

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Penn State Basketball head coach Micah Shrewsberry (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire)

Penn State Basketball took care of the Canisius Golden Griffins 97-67 Sunday in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Despite trailing early, the Nittany Lions used a 22-2 run in the second half to bust the game wide open.

Here are three key takeaways from Sunday’s Penn State Basketball blowout win

Dang, this team can shoot!

Just another ho hum 59.1% three point shooting effort from the Nittany Lions.

They were led beyond the arc by Andrew Funk, who was 5 for 6 from three, all made during the early 2nd half run that all but ended the game. Seth Lundy and Myles Dread added two each and Jalen Pickett, Cam Wynter, Jameel Brown and Dallinon Johnson all added one.

Penn State Basketball finished 13-22 from beyond the arc, a scorching 59.1%. If Penn State can continue to shoot like this, it’s going to be a fun year.

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What is the status of Seth Lundy’s ankle?

Seth Lundy hit the floor hard on a layup attempt in the first half, and landed awkwardly even though there was no contact.

Lundy did not return to the game (although did come back on the floor on crutches and an air cast). While it’s pure guesswork at this point, as Head Coach Micah Shrewsberry didn’t have any updates postgame, it’s likely a pretty good sign he did come back into the gym.

Hopefully, it’s just a mild sprain and with two cupcakes coming up (Quinnipiac and Delaware State), he has almost two weeks to get healthy for the New Year’s Day home match-up vs the Iowa Hawkeyes.

 

Front-Court Becoming a Flaw

It’s hard to complain when a team wins by thirty, but the front court minute distribution continues to be confusing. Today, Caleb Dorsey got the start again but only played four minutes. His ‘back-up’s’ Kebba Njie played 16 minutes (8 points and 8 rebounds) and Michael Henn played 12 minutes (4 points, 2 rebounds).

Dorsey played more than fine in his incredibly limited action (3 points on 1-2 shooting, 1-1 from the stripe, 1 offensive rebound and a steal).

This confusing minute distribution comes on the heels of not starting any of Dorsey, Njie or Henn in their upset win vs Illinois.

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