Radford (3-2) @ Penn State (2-1)
WHEN: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Bryce Jordan Center
LINE: NA as of Monday night
G Shep Garner (6-1, 185, So. — 14.3 ppg)
G Josh Reaves (6-4, 190, Fr. — 6.7 ppg)
F Payton Banks (6-6, 220, RS-So. — 11.3 ppg)
F Brandon Taylor (6-6, 225, Sr. — 16.3 ppg)
C Jordan Dickerson (7-1, 245,Sr. — 1.3 ppg)
G Rashun Davis (5-11, 185, Sr. — 14.6)
G Justin Cousin (6-0, 195, So. — 6.7 ppg)
G Cameron Jones (6-4, 180, Sr. — 10.6 ppg)
F Kion Barnes (6-7, 210, Sr. — 3.0 ppg)
C Brandon Holcomb (6-8, 215, Sr. — 3.0 ppg)
Radford’s Mike Jones (66-72) and Penn State’s Pat Chambers (58-76) are both in their fifth season at their respective jobs. They actually met in their first year (2011-12) with the Lions winning 62-46.
STAT OF NOTE
Penn State is getting only 10.9 ppg from its bench. The Highlanders are getting 32.6 ppg from their bench.
• Radford’s whacky season to date includes an opening win at a good Georgetown team (82-80, 2OT) but blowout losses at VCU (92-74) and against Siena (76-62) in Rhode Island. The Highlanders also had a tight home win (68-60) over some D-II outfit called Catawba.
• Taylor has reached double figures in scoring in each of Penn State’s first three games. The senior has never had a streak of four-straight double-figure scoring games.
• Penn State only has 22 assists on its 64 field goals this season. The Lions rank 343rd out of 346 NCAA teams in assists per game with 7.3.
• Three games into the season, Garner leads the Lions with six assists. Garner is the only Lion with more assists than turnovers (he has five of those).
• Penn State is riding a streak of 13 straight nonconference home wins.
• Taylor has been doing a nice job scoring inside and outside for the Lions. But they are getting next to nothing scoring-wise from their other big men. Dickerson, and backup centers Donovan Jack and Julian Moore are averaging a combined 8.6 ppg.
• Dickerson has played 57 minutes this season and has made only 1 of 4 shots from the field.
• This is Radford’s fifth game in eight days, with four of them coming away from home.
• The Highlanders are 24-42 on the road under Jones.
Penn State 68, Radford 63
The Highlanders may be deep. But playing so many games and traveling so much in such a tight window will catch up to them Tuesday.