Penn State (9-6, 1-1) struggled out for the gate. The Nittany Lions went 0 of 10 from the field before Carr made a 3-pointer with 12:51 left in the first half. From that 7-5 deficit, the Lions reached halftime with a 27-23 lead.
From there, Penn State would slowly extend the lead. Lamar Stevens dunked on a fast break after stealing the ball from Issa Thiam to give Penn State the 44-29 lead with 12:54 to play. The slam briefly sucked the energy from the 6,079 Rutgers fans.
Penn State would lead by as many as 18 leading 47-29 11:57 to play. While Penn State would go on a seven minute stretch without a field goal midway through the half, the closest Rutgers was able to get was 49-38 with 5:26 to play.