CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Tony Meier scored 28 points to lead Milwaukee-Wisconsin past Cleveland State and into a tie for first place in the Horizon League on Thursday night.
The Panthers (17-12, 12-5), who entered one game behind the Vikings (12-7, 12-5), shot 57.4 percent from the field (27 of 47) and outrebounded Cleveland State 39-28.
The Panthers used a 25-1 run to pull away and lead 61-42 on Meier's jumper with 12:53 left.
The Vikings outscored Milwaukee 8-3 in the last 48 seconds but couldn't overcome getting outscored 42-30 in the paint and shooting just 19 percent from 3-point range (4 of 21) in the game.
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.