Penn State routs Pitt 85-54 in Brooklyn

Penn State guard Shep Garner (33), forward Lamar Stevens (11) and guard Tony Carr watch from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh in the Legends Classic, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (Photo courtesy: AP)

NEW YORK -- Tony Carr scored 16 points to lead six Penn State players in double figures and the Nittany Lions beat Pittsburgh 85-54 on Monday night in the second game of the Progressive Legends Classic.

Mike Watkins and Shep Garner had 13 apiece, while Lamar Stevens, Josh Reaves and Nazeer Bostick each scored 10 for Penn State (5-0).

Jared Wilson-Frame led the Pitt (1-3) with 17 points.

Despite the lopsided nature of the game, it was neither the biggest win in Penn State history nor was it the worst loss ever for Pittsburgh. The Nittany Lions' largest margin of victory was 74, in an 86-12 win over Susquehanna on Jan. 25, 1919, while Pittsburgh dropped a program-worst 106-13 decision to Westminster on Feb. 24, 1906.

Penn State's largest margin of victory against Pittsburgh was 84-44 on Jan. 14, 1967.

Garner's opened the game with a 3-point jumper and Nittany Lions never trailed. Carr knocked down a straightaway 3 to make it 47-21 at the break. Bostick threw down a breakaway one-handed jam and Garner drilled another 3 to push the lead to 63-29.

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