College basketball

Fairleigh Dickinson at PSU men

Tipoff: 5 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center

Records: Penn State (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten); Fairleigh Dickinson (0-1, 0-0 Northeast Conference)

Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 88-109 in his seventh season at Penn State and 130-137 in nine seasons overall. Greg Herenda is 47-77 in his fifth season at Fairleigh Dickinson and 172-158 in 11 seasons overall.

TV: BTN plus

Radio: ESPN 1430

Probable Starters: Penn State — G Shep Garner, 6-1 Sr. (8), G Tony Carr, 6-3 So. (33), F Josh Reaves, 6-4 Jr. (15), F Lamar Stevens, 6-7 So. (8), F Mike Watkins, 6-9 Gr. (0). Fairleigh Dickinson — G Darnell Edge, 6-1 Jr. (9), G Jahlil Jenkins, 5-10 Fr. (0), F Kaleb Bishop, 6-8 So. (4.7), F Elyjah Williams, 6-7 Fr. (0), F Mike Holloway, 6-8 Jr. (11.4).

Notes: The last time these teams met was in 1980. … Carr scored a career-high 33 points in Penn State’s season opener. Watkins will be in the starting lineup today. The forward was benched earlier because of off-court issues… FDU was 3-14 in away games last season.

Mirror Prediction: Penn State 72, Fairleigh Dickinson 66

Comment: The addition of Watkins to the lineup will make the Lions’ length too much to handle.

Mirror prediction record: 1-0

— Paddy Cotter

Drexel at Penn State women

Tipoff: 1 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center, University Park

Records: Penn State (1-0), Drexel (0-0)

Coaches: Coquese Washington is 182-135 in her 10th season at Penn State and overall. Denise Dillon is 255-187 in her 15th season at Drexel and overall.

Radio: Live audio at gopsusports.com

Probable Starters: Penn State — G Amari Carter, 5-8 So. (19.0), G Jaida Travascio-Green, 6-2 So. (14.0), G Siyeh Frazier, 5-9 So. (14.0), F Jaylen Williams, 6-3 Jr. (10.0), F De’Janae Boykin, 6-2 So. (8.0). Drexel — G Aubree Brown, 5-11 So. (4.0), G Ana Ferariu, 5-9 So. (4.9), G/F Sara Woods, 5-10 Sr. (4.8), F Bailey Greenberg, 5-11 So. (7.7), F Kelsi Lidge, 5-8 Sr. (5.4). Drexel points averages reflect 2016-2017 season.

Notes: The Lady Lions won their season opener against Siena 86-72. Carter led Penn State in scoring with 19 points while adding six boards. Frazier paced the defense with eight steals …. Last year Drexel defeated Penn State 83-60… Drexel graduated three career 1,000 point scorers from last year’s team.

Mirror prediction: Penn State 75, Drexel 69

Comment: With Drexel graduating such a large portion of its scoring, a solid projection of how they’ll play is difficult.

Mirror prediction record: 1-0

— Thomas Schlarp

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