Pennst 34 32 66
Nwestern 30 29 59
Date of game: 3/7/2013

Recap: Northwestern vs. Penn State

Evanston, IL (Sports Network) - D.J. Newbill and Jermaine Marshall each finished with 18 points to lead the Penn State Nittany Lions over the Northwestern Wildcats, 66-59, in a Big Ten Conference bout at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Sasa Borovnjak added a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Nittany Lions (10-19, 2-15 Big Ten).

For the Wildcats (13-17, 4-13), Alex Marcotullio finished with a game-high 22 points, while Reggie Hearn chipped in with 11 points.

Penn State connected on 47.8 percent from the field in the first half, including 5-of-10 from beyond the 3-point arc, as it took a 34-30 advantage into the break. Northwestern made just 36.4 percent of its shots from the field and 3-of-8 from 3-point range.

After halftime, the Nittany Lions continued to shoot well from the field, making 50 percent of their field goal tries, including 2-of-7 from 3-point range. They held the Wildcats to just 33.3 percent shooting and 5-of-15 from 3-point range. After trailing for most of the half, Northwestern rallied to take a 54-53 lead with just over six minutes to play, but an 8-1 run by the Nittany Lions State put them back ahead for good, as they grabbed their first conference road victory of the season.

The Nittany Lions dominated down low, outscoring the Wildcats 28-12 in the paint and outrebounding them, 38-23.

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