Scores

Final

Penn State 66

(10-19, 2-15 Big Ten)

Northwestern 59

(13-17, 4-13 Big Ten)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, March 7, 2013

    Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    PSU 34 3266
    NW 30 2959

    Top Performers

    Penn State: J. Marshall 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Northwestern: A. Marcotullio 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Penn St. 66, Northwestern 59

    Associated Press

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Jermaine Marshall and D.J. Newbill each scored 18 points to lead Penn State to a 66-59 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night.

    Penn State (10-19, 2-15 Big Ten), last in the 12-team conference, scored the game's first 12 points, withstood a Northwestern surge, then pulled away in the second half. The Nittany Lions' only other conference win was at home against No. 7 Michigan on Feb. 27.

    Northwestern (13-17, 4-13) has lost seven in a row.

    Northwestern's Alex Marcotullio, who scored a career-high 22 points, put the Wildcats ahead 54-53 with a 3-pointer with 6:13 to play. But Penn State scored the next six points, beginning with Sasa Borovnjak's short jumper, and scored 13 of the game's last 18 points. Borovnjak had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

    Reggie Hearn, who scored 11 points before fouling out with 3:07 to play, was the only other Northwestern player in double figures.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PSU
    NW
    Points 66 59
    FG Made-Attempted 22-45 (.489) 17-49 (.347)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-25 (.600) 17-19 (.895)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 2

    2012-13 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 10, 2013 NW 70, @PSU 54Recap
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