STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – D.J. Newbill scored 18 points, Shep Garner added 12 on four 3-pointers and Penn State beat Fordham 73-54 on Sunday.
Brandon Taylor and John Johnson each scored 11 as Penn State (2-0) sank 25 of 53 field-goal attempts and 7 of 18 3-pointers.
The Lions held the Rams (1-1) to 17-of-55 shooting, including just 8-of-26 3-pointers.
Garner's only shots were from 3-point range (4 of 8).
Nemanja Zarkovic scored 14 points for Fordham and Chris Sengfelder added 10.
The Nittany Lions won the rebounding battle (40-37) and held the Rams' Eric Paschall to just seven points. Paschall, who scored 31 against New York Institute of Technology Friday night, fouled out with 12:56 remaining.
Ross Travis had nine rebounds and eight points for Penn State.
The Rams committed five turnovers in the first six minutes, enabling the Lions to build a 25-point lead.