Tim Frazier collected 11 points, seven assists and five
rebounds while Brandon Taylor scored 11 points for Penn State
(15-15, 6-11), which controlled play from the start. Ross Travis
hauled in 10 rebounds to go with six points to the Nittany
Drew Crawford struggled to six points on 2-of-9 shooting in his
final home game for Northwestern (12-18, 5-12). Alex Olah scored
14 points as the Wildcats shot 23.3 percent from the field in
their lowest scoring performance of the season.
Northwestern scored the opening basket on Olah's layup and never
led again. Penn State responded with an 8-0 burst and pushed the
lead out to 20 points before settling for a 32-15 gap at the
The Nittany Lions kicked off the second half with a 10-3 burst
and the advantage reached 25 points on Taylor's 3-pointer with
just under 12 minutes to play. Taylor's 3-pointer midway through
the period made it a 50-23 lead and the Wildcats cruised to the
GAME NOTEBOOK: Olah went 5-for-8 from the field but the rest of
Northwestern went 5-of-35. … The Wildcats' 10 field goals and 32
points marked the lowest totals in any Big Ten game this season.
… Penn State pulled one game ahead of Purdue and Northwestern in
last place in the conference.
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