Scores

Final

Northwestern 57

(8-3, 0-1 Big Ten)

Penn State 61

(12-2, 1-0 Big Ten)

    12:00 PM ET, December 31, 2008

    Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    NW 25 3257
    PSU 21 4061

    Top Performers

    Northwestern: M. Thompson 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

    Penn State: T. Battle 26 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast

    Penn St. 61, Northwestern 57

    Associated Press

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Talor Battle scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Penn State past Northwestern 61-57 Wednesday in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

    Stanley Pringle added 14 points and hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to seal the win for Penn State (12-2).

    Battle scored 19 points in the second half, including eight during a span of just over a minute. Battle, who leads the Big Ten in scoring, hit a 3-pointer with 11:55 remaining to help cold-shooting Penn State tie the game 36-36.

    The Nittany Lions shot a season-low 31 percent from the field for the game.

    Freshman John Shurna led Northwestern (8-3) with 16 points. Craig Moore and Kevin Coble each added 11 for the Wildcats.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NW
    PSU
    Points 57 61
    FG Made-Attempted 23-51 (.451) 18-58 (.310)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-25 (.320) 11-27 (.407)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-5 (.600) 14-20 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 8

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