Michigan 61

(9-20, 5-12 Big Ten)

Penn State 69

(14-14, 6-10 Big Ten)

    8:00 PM ET, March 1, 2008

    Bryce Jordan Center, State College, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    MICH 29 3261
    PSU 37 3269

    Top Performers

    Michigan: M. Harris 29 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Penn State: T. Battle 28 Pts, 13 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Penn St. 69, Michigan 61

    Associated Press

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Talor Battle had career highs of 28 points, 13 rebounds and six assists and Mike Walker added 15 points as Penn State withstood Michigan's 3-point shooting barrage in a 69-61 win on Saturday night.

    With Battle, Penn State's freshman point guard, on the bench briefly after a hard fall to the floor, Michigan put together a 7-2 run to whittle down an 11-point deficit, capped by Ron Coleman's floater to take a 49-47 lead with 9:49 left.

    But the 5-foot-11 Battle, the shortest player on the Nittany Lions, soon returned to give the Nittany Lions (14-14, 6-10 Big Ten) a lift by hitting two 3-pointers in a 15-0 run that sealed the win.

    Battle was on such a roll that even an errant pass during the run didn't hurt Penn State. Double-teamed, Battle tried to toss the ball in the backcourt to Walker, who wasn't watching the play and the ball went free. But Walker retrieved the ball, sidestepped a defender and hit a 3-pointer to cap the 15-0 stretch that put Penn State ahead 62-49 with 4:58 left.

    Penn State finished 12-of-22 from 3-point territory, including 5-of-8 by Walker and 7-of-9 by Battle, which was also a career-high for him.

    Manny Harris led Michigan (9-20, 5-12) with a career-high 29 points, and hit 5-of-11 from 3-point territory. The Wolverines were 9-for-31 from behind the arc on the night and struggled when they weren't hitting from outside -- a season-long problem for a squad that's shooting a Big Ten-worst 40 percent from the field for the season. Kelvin Grady added 11 points for the Wolverines.

    Penn State snapped an 11-game losing streak against Michigan, including five in a row at home.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 61 69
    FG Made-Attempted 20-58 (.345) 23-47 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-31 (.290) 12-22 (.545)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-20 (.600) 11-22 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 13

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