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Men: Wagner at Penn State

Tipoff: 7 p.m., Jordan Center, University Park

Records: Wagner (3-1), Penn State (4-4)

TV: Big Ten-Plus

Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM

Notable: The Nittany Lions have lost two in a row, to Miami (Fla.) and Ohio State. They played well in second half against the Buckeyes, getting outscored by just one point, but trailed by 11 at halftime. … Wagner has beaten Hartford, Stonybrook and VCU while losing to Seton Hall. The Seahawks have lost three games to postponement. … They are averaging 69.0 ppg while giving up 59.0. … They have four players averaging in double figures, led by Alex Morales at 18.0 ppg.

Mirror prediction: Penn State, 65-55

Mirror prediction record: 6-2

— Scott Franco

Men: St. Francis at American

Tipoff: 7 p.m., Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

Records: Saint Francis (3-4, 0-0 Northeast); American (2-5, 0-0 Patriot)

TV: ESPN+

Radio: None

Internet: Live stats available at sidearmstats.com

Notable: American leads the all-time series, 13-9, with a 9-1 record at home. Both teams come into tonight coming off of losses; American lost 90-56 to Howard on Saturday. … Stacy Beckton Jr. has averaged 13.2 ppg. and 4.6 rpg. this season for the Eagles. … American is 0-5 this year when scoring 67 or fewer points and 2-2 when it scores at least 68 points. … The Red Flash boast the best scoring average among NEC teams so far this season with 79.1 ppg. and have averaged 82.3 ppg. over their last three games. … Ramir Dixon-Conover is veraging 19.5 points per game against the Patriot League this season. He posted 17 points and eight rebounds against George Washington in D.C. on Nov. 9 and ranks seventh in the NEC in scoring.

Mirror prediction: Saint Francis 80, American 67

Mirror prediction record:- 7-0

— Dan Isenberg

Women: St. Francis at Toledo

Tipoff: 11 a.m., Savage Arena, Toledo, Ohio

Records: Saint Francis (0-7); Toledo (3-2).

TV: ESPN+

Internet: www.UTRockets.com

Notable: This morning’s game is an Education Day contest. … Toledo leads the all-time series 3-1. … SFU’s Jada Dapaa earned Northeast Conference prime performer honors after registering her fifth career double-double. … Jenna Mastellone scored a career-high 17 points in the LaSalle contest. … Rocket junior Quinesha Lockett has a Mid-American Conference-leading 21.4 points per game.

Mirror prediction: Toledo 83, Saint Francis 59

Mirror prediction record: 7-0

— Nate Ritchey

Harrar named top candidate

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball graduate student John Harrar was named a top 30 candidate for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award, as announced by the organization Tuesday.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

From the list of 30 candidates, a committee will select 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award in February. Those 10 names will then be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote.

Juniata men roll

HUNTINGDON — Chase Husted contributed 11 points and eight rebounds, and the Juniata men rolled past Saint Vincent, 79-49.

SAINT VINCENT (49): Fields 2-7 0-3 6, Sims 2-5 0-0 5, Jones 7-16 2-3 16, Martinez 2-3 0-0 4, Etuk 2-5 0-0 4, Jennings 0-4 0-2 0, Yagoub 0-0 0-0 0, Farling 3-4 1-2 8, Bosco 0-4 0-0 0, Harden 3-6 0-1 6, Dunsey 0-5 0-0 0. Totals — 21-59 3-11 49.

JUNIATA (79): Eisenhart 3-8 1-1 9, Bernarding 0-2 4-4 4, LaCarte 2-2 0-1 4, Rigby 4-6 1-2 9, Husted 5-7 1-1 11, Baldo 1-2 0-0 2, Guidinger 0-0 0-2 0, Ruggery 2-4 2-2 8, Omotosho 1-2 0-0 2, Lapetina 3-9 2-4 9, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Goodman 0-0 0-0 0, German 0-0 0-0 0, Pierson 0-0 0-0 0, Anzulavich 0-0 0-0 0, Trusty-Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Kelly 4-7 0-0 8, Conway 3-5 2-2 9, Foster 0-0 0-0 0, Allan 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 0-1 0-0 00, Montecalvo 2-4 0-1 4, Hardy 0-1 0-0 0. Totals — 30-61 13-20 79.

Halftime: Juniata, 50-20. 3-point goals: Saint Vincent 4-17 (Fields 2-5, Sims 1-2, Farling 1-2, Jones 0-1, Etuk 0-1, Jennings 0-2, Bosco 0-1, Harden 0-2); Juniata 6-21 (Eisenhart 2-6, Ruggery 2-4, Lapetina 1-5, Conway 1-2, Baldo 0-1, Omotosho 0-1, Montecalvo 0-1, Hardy 0-1). Assists: Saint Vincent 5 (Jones 2); Juniata 16 (Bernarding 4). Rebounds: Saint Vincent 35 (Jones 6, Dunsey 6); Juniata 43 (Husted 8, Kelly 8).

Records: Saint Vincent (1-8); Juniata (5-2).

Juniata women beaten

BETHANY, W.Va. — The Juniata women’s basketball team slipped to 4-4 with a 65-55 road loss to Bethany.

Averie Hess led the Lady Eagles with 16 points and nine rebounds, and Haily Sherman added 12 points and six boards.

JUNIATA (55): Sherman 4-18 4-6 12, Miller 1-6 2-3 4, Long 2-7 0-0 4, Mock 4-8 0-0 11, Hess 7-12 0-0 16, Emert 3-3 2-2 8, Mahigel 0-1 0-0 0, Betts 0-2 0-0 0, Nonemaker 0-1 0-0 0. Totals — 21-58 8-11 55.

BETHANY (65): Stinnett 1-3 4-5 6, Garrison 5-18 0-0 13, Wheeler 3-5 0-3 8, Heap 2-7 0-0 4, Mason 3-5 9-13 16, Reed 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 7-10 0-0 17, Meintel 0-0 1-4 1. Totals — 21-48 14-25 65.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Juniata 8 16 10 21 — 55

Bethany 18 12 13 22 — 65

3-point goals: Juniata 5-17 (Mock 3-5, Hess 2-3, Sherman 0-2, Miller 0-3, Long 2, Betts 0-2); Bethany 9-23 (Garrison 3-11, Walker 3-5, Wheeler 2-4, Mason 1-2, Stinnett 0-1). Assists: Juniata 6 (Hess 3); Bethany 10 (Wheeler 5). Rebounds: Juniata 34 (Hess 9); Bethany 30 (Stinnett 12).

Records: Juniata (4-4); Bethany (6-1).

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