Penn State chalks up 58-47 win

Jermaine Marshall scored 18 points and two other Penn State players scored in double figures in a 58-47 win over Pennsylvania 58-47 on Saturday.

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FINAL: Penn State used stingy defense to defeat Pennsylvania 58-47 on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park.

Penn State (4-3) held Pennsylvania (2-6) to 37 percent shooting from the field.

The Nittany Lions took home the victory despite being without the services of Tim Frazier, who is averaging 16.3 points per game this season. Jermaine Marshall picked up Penn State with 18 points.

The Nittany Lions went 17-of-23 from the charity stripe as a team (74 percent). Other Penn State scorers in double figures included Brandon Taylor, who scored 11 and D.J. Newbill, who scored 13.

The Quakers got double-figure scoring from Tony Hicks, who scored 10.

HALFTIME: Brandon Taylor has 11 points to lead Penn State to a 31-22 lead over Pennsylvania at the end of the first half.

The Nittany Lions built their lead by attacking the rim and getting to the foul line. Penn State went 10-for-14 on free throws in the first half.

The Nittany Lions trailed 9-6 when they broke out for an 8-0 run to overtake the Quakers and seize a five-point lead.

Pennsylvania’s leading scorer, Fran Dougherty, has been shut down thus far. The junior enters halftime with two points, well below his season average of 18.6. Eight Pennsylvania players scored in the first half.

Patrick Lucas-Perry is putting together a nice game so far for the Quakers. The sophomore has four points.


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