Brown, # 19, Michigan State Host, Penn State
EAST LANSING, Michigan.
Penn State (5-4, 0-1) vs. No.19 Michigan State (8-2, 1-0)
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be exposed as Seth Lundy and Penn State take on Gabe Brown and the Michigan State No.19. Junior Lundy has scored 21 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 11.6 in his last five games. Brown, a senior, is averaging 13.2 points in the last five games.
INTENSIFICATION: The Nittany Lions were led by Lundy and Sam Sessoms. Lundy is averaging 14.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Sessoms is recording 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. The Spartans were led by seniors Brown and Marcus Bingham Jr., who combined to score 23.2 points per game. LOVE FOR LUNDY: Lundy connected on 31.6% of the 57 3 points he attempted and rose to 4 for 19 in his last three games. He’s also managed 85.2% of his free kicks this season.
STREAK STATS: Michigan State has won its last four home games, averaging 81.8 points while relinquishing 59.3.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Spartans have recently converted buckets via passes more often than the Nittany Lions. Michigan State has assists on 60 of 74 field goals (81.1%) in its last three outings while Penn State has assists on 41 of 70 field goals (58.6%) during of his last three games.
STOUT STOUT: Michigan State limited opposing teams to just 37.9% shots, the lowest percentage of any Big Ten team. In their last five games, the Spartans have limited opposing shooters to 40.1%.
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