Penn State men vs. Bucknell
Men's College Basketball Prebox
Tipoff: 6:30 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center, University Park
Records: Penn State (3-0); Bucknell (2-2)
Coaches: Pat Chambers is 130-140 in his eighth season at Penn State and 172-168 in 10 seasons overall. Nathan Davis is 91-47 in his fifth season at Bucknell and 232-86 in 11 seasons overall.
Radio: Penn State Sports Network (1430-AM in Altoona)
Notes: This is a matchup of two hot-shooting teams from outside the arc. Both the Nittany Lions and the Bison rank inside the top-20 national in 3-pointers made per game, with Penn State draining 12 3-pointers a game to rank 7th … The Nittany Lions received nine votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll … Myreon Jones scored a career-high 21 points against the Hoyas last Thursday to lead Penn State. He’s now Penn State’s leading scorer on the season, averaging 15.0 points per game … ESPN’s matchup predictor gives Penn State an 89 percent chance to win.
Mirror prediction: Penn State 82, Bucknell 63
Comment: Coming off a huge program win, Penn State probably won’t get off to the start it had against Georgetown, but expect the Nittany Lions to put the game away in the second half.
Mirror prediction record: 2-1