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Penn State Basketball Preview: Delaware Hens Exhibition

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The Lions take on the Delaware Hens in their exhibition game.

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The “Hoops 4 Disaster Relief” charity exhibition game, an effort to raise funds for Louisiana Tech and the Ruston area, will have the Penn State Nittany Lions play host to the Delaware Hens on Sunday, October 27th, at 12:00 PM.

This will serve as the unofficial kickoff to the Nittany Lions’ season (if you don’t count the super secret but not that secret scrimmage against West Virginia played recently). The Blue Hens currently sport a former Penn State recruit in Dylan Painter, who transferred from Villanova after not seeing much playing with the Wildcats. Returning guards Ryan Allen and Kevin Anderson were named Second Team All-CAA and Honorable Mention respectively, while Jacob Cushing and Collin Goss round out the Blue Hen’s major returning contributors. Along with Painter, Delaware will also use the contributions of transfers Nate Darling, and Justyn Mutts.

This will be the first life look at the new Nittany Lion lineup without Josh Reaves, who graduated and is now with the Dallas Mavericks, and Rasir Bolton, who transferred and is now with Iowa State. Izaiah Brockington is expected to take the starting spot left vacant by Reaves, while Myles Dread, Jamari Wheeler, Lamar Stevens, and one of John Harrar and Mike Watkins look to round up the other starting spots.

Streaming will be available on BTN+ for free, but if you can make it to the game, the proceeds will go to a great cause.