For Penn State, Lamar Stevens, Mike Watkins and Myreon Jones have scored 51 percent of the team's points this season, including 67 percent of all Nittany Lions points over their last five.LIKEABLE LAMAR: Stevens has connected on 27.2 percent of the 81 3-pointers he's attempted and has made 4 of 15 over the last five games.
Rutgers entered the day ranked No. 34 in the NCAA NET rankings and pegged between an 8th and 10th seed in most NCAA Tournament projections.
After a timeout, Dread hit his 3-pointer and Akwasi Yeboah's shot at before the buzzer was off.
Trailing 40-19 late in the first half, the Scarlet Knights tied the game at 62-62 with 1:32 left on Baker's layup.
The play was created to go to Penn State's leading scorer Lamar Stevens for an inside shot that Penn State hoped would send the game to overtime.
When Dread was left alone behind the arc, however, Izaiah Brockington found him.
Brockington scored 16 points and Stevens added nine for the Nittany Lions (21-7, 11-6 Big Ten). The Scarlet Knights have had a season to remember, but most of the highlights came in the first half when they went 12-3 up until January 7. That $1 million buyout on the old contract to protect Penn State should he head to the National Football League or take any other college coaching position drops to $4 million in 2021, $3 million in 2022, $2 million in 2023 and $1 million in 2024.
Penn State led for all but 2:04 and by double digits well into the second before the Scarlet Knights rallied.
Stevens scored the next two baskets and Penn State got some more offense to go back up by 10.
Both teams played sturdy defense early before the Nittany Lions edged ahead 13-10 eight minutes in.
Rutgers didn't lead until the final minute of the game and trailed by as much as 21 in the first half before going into intermission with a 42-24 deficit.