Final OT

Delaware State 76

(5-6, 1-0 MEAC)

Penn State 80

(6-4, 5-1 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 15, 2012

    Bryce Jordan Center, State College, Pennsylvania

    1 2 OT T
    DSU 29 40 776
    PSU 37 32 1180

    Top Performers

    Delaware St: C. Walker 24 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast

    Penn State: D. Newbill 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast

    Penn St. 80, Delaware St. 76

    Associated Press

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- D.J. Newbill scored 22 points and Penn State survived Delaware State's second-half surge in an 80-76 overtime victory Saturday.

    Tyshawn Bell hit a contested 3-pointer to give the Hornets a three-point lead with 1:24 remaining in overtime. But Jermaine Marshall, who finished with 15 points, answered with a 3-pointer to tie game at 76-all.

    Newbill's layup on the next Penn State possession put the game away for the Nittany Lions (6-4), who have won back-to-back games for the second time this season.

    Penn State maintained a double-digit lead for much of the second half, but failed to pull away in regulation and was up by three with less than a minute remaining. Ultimately, Bell knocked down a 3-pointer to send the game into OT.

    Casey Walker scored 24 points for the Hornets (5-6), shooting 8 of 19 from the floor.

    Sasa Borovnjak had a season-high 14 points for Penn State.

    A layup by Albert Thomas two minutes into overtime gave Delaware State its first lead of the game. Tahj Tate hit a jumper on the ensuing possession to extend the Hornets' lead.

    After Newbill put Penn State ahead, freshman Brandon Taylor hit a pair of free throws under pressure to seal the deal.

    The Nittany Lions got out to a 21-3 lead to start the game as Delaware State began the game shooting just 1 for 10 from the field.

    Walker began to heat up late in the first half, shooting 4 of 6 from beyond the arc before intermission. The Hornets cut Penn State's lead to eight before the break.

    After shooting just 8 for 26 in the first half, Delaware State followed up with a 13 for 16 shooting performance in the second half. But Penn State went cold from beyond the arc after the break, shooting 0 for 7.

    The Hornets took advantage, diminishing an 11-point Penn State lead with a little more than three minutes remaining in regulation. But Delaware State couldn't find a rhythm in overtime, missing a pair of free throws and shooting 3 for 8 from the floor.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 76 80
    FG Made-Attempted 24-60 (.400) 26-53 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-30 (.333) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-24 (.750) 21-31 (.677)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 18

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