Tim Frazier scored 19 points and Allen Roberts added 17 as Penn State held Monmouth to 22 second-half points and defeated the Hawks 84-52 Tuesday night.
The Nittany Lions (5-1) won their fourth straight game with another balanced scoring attack as Frazier and Roberts were joined by D.J. Newbill (15 points) and Ross Travis (11) in double figures.
Frazier, with seven assists, became the fourth player in Penn State history to total more than 1,000 career points and 500 assists.
Penn State, which averaged nearly 82 points per game through its first five contests, maintained its hot hand from the field. Penn State shot 53.8 percent from the floor and converted 9 of 24 shots from 3-point range.
Roberts was 6 for 6 from the foul line as Penn State was 19 for 24 overall. The Lions also won the rebounding battle with a 34-21 edge. Newbill chipped in with nine and Frazier seven.
Monmouth (1-4) stayed with Penn State for most of the opening half, closing to within five late, but a 3-point...