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Penn State defeats Drexel in comeback fashion at Palestra

Philadelphia PA: Where else would you want to spend a Saturday night during the college basketball season, one place would be The Palestra known as “The Cathedral of College Basketball” which is on the campus of University of Pennsylvania. A very interesting match up took place on Saturday night as the Drexel Dragons hosted the Penn State Nittany Lions. Drexel enters game against Penn State with a record of 1-7 and off a loss to South Carolina on December 15 while Penn State comes into game with a 7-3 record and off a win over Louisina Monroe. Last time Drexel played Penn State was last year when they played at PPL Center and Penn State would win that game

Drexel won the tip to start the game and would score the games first points on a 3 pointer by Rashann London, Drexel would score the games first 9 points for the early 9-0 lead. Penn State would get on the Board with basket by Brandon Taylor.  The Dragons were making their shots and taking the game to Penn State. Dragons would grow the lead to 17 points at 32-15 with 5:53 left in 1st half. Drexel would take a 34-27 lead into halftime.

Dragons got ball to start the 2nd half after Penn State missed their shot to end the first half. Drexel would increase their lead to 39-29 at 16:20 of 2nd half, Penn State would go cut the lead down multiple times in the game, Nittany Lions would take their first lead of the game at 48-47 with 5:09 left and this place was rocking everytime that Penn State would increase the lead and Drexel would make multiple attempts to come back to retake the lead. Nittany Lions would ice the game late with some big shots. Penn State would hold on for a 63-57 win in front of a crowd of 3,033. This was a very exciting game, both fans bases were involved the entire game. With the win, Penn State goes to 8-3 on the season while Drexel falls to 1-8 and they looks to fix their mistakes to get back to winning games.

Final Stats:

Drexel Dragons:
Terrell Allen: 18 points, 3 rebounds
Tavon Allen: 16 points, 5 rebounds
3 Players with 6 points: Mohamed Bah, Kazembe Abif & Rashann London

Penn State Nittany Lions
Payton Banks: 20 points, 6 rebounds
2 players with 11 points: Brandon Taylor & Shep Garner

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