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Penn St., Marshall to play again

Jul. 20, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University and Penn State are renewing their men's basketball relationship with a Dec. 7 game in University Park, Pa.

Penn State announced its 2013-14 schedule that includes the non-conference matchup with Marshall in the Bryce Jordan Center, a 15,261-capacity arena adjacent to Beaver Stadium. The game is on a Saturday at a time to be determined.

The game is scheduled on the same day as the Conference USA football championship.

Marshall has played the Nittany Lions five times previously and lost all five. The most recent meetings were in the 1991-92 season. Penn State defeated Marshall, 78-64, on Dec. 29, 1991, at the Palm Beach Classic in West Palm Beach, Fla., and also won at Cam Henderson Center, 67-60, on Jan. 16, 1992.

Penn State, coached by Patrick Chambers, had a 10-21 record last season and finished 2-16 in the Big Ten Conference.

The Nittany Lions return one of the top backcourt duos in the Big Ten.

D.J. Newbill, a junior, received All-Big Ten honorable mention honors with a 16.3 scoring average last season. Tim Frazier sustained a season-ending Achilles tendon injury four games into the 2012-13 season. Frazier, a graduate student, was an All-Big Ten first team selection in 2012 when he scored 18.8 points a game.

Junior Ross Travis, a 6-foot-6 forward, put up 7.0 points and 7.4 rebounds last season.

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