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Penn State Basketball Continues Home Winning Streak 87-58

Penn State's John Harrar (21) scores past Central Connecticut's Greg Outlaw (0) and Penn State's Seth Lundy (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Central Connecticut State, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/John Beale)

Penn State's John Harrar (21) scores past Central Connecticut's Greg Outlaw (0) and Penn State's Seth Lundy (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Central Connecticut State, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/John Beale)

(University Park)—The Penn State men’s basketball team, ranked 23rd nationally, extended a home winning streak to 12 games Friday evening with an 87-58 win over Central Connecticut State.  Senior forward Mike Watkins scored his 1,000th career point as the Nittany Lions improved to 10-2 on the year.  It’s also Penn State’s first win as a ranked team in 23 seasons.

Watkins becomes the 37th Nittany Lion to score 1,000 career points.  He finished the night with eight points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots.

Penn State made their first 11 shots to run out to a 29-12 lead in the first 8:25 of the game.  Five of those first 11 buckets were hit from beyond the arc.

Sophomore guard Myreon Jones led the Nittany Lions with 21 points.  Sophomore Izaiah Brockington and Senior Lamar Stevens also finished in double figures.

The Nittany Lions play their final game of 2019 on Sunday December 29th against Cornell.  The game tips at Noon in the Bryce Jordan Center.

John Beale / AP Photo

Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers, right, talks with Penn State’s Mike Watkins (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Central Connecticut State, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/John Beale)

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