Men's hoops roundup: Penn State, NU record wins

There was a trio of Big Ten men’s basketball games Sunday, including Penn State topping New Hampshire, 72-45, and Northwestern taking down Brown, 63-42. Get scores, stats, recaps and select highlights from all three games in this post.

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PENN STATE 72, NEW HAMPSHIRE 45: BOX | AP RECAP

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FINAL: Penn State’s defense shut down New Hampshire, as the Nittany Lions defeated the Wildcats 72-45 on Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park. Penn State (7-4) held New Hampshire (4-7) to 23 percent shooting from the field. Jermaine Marshall had a big performance for Penn State, with 15 points and 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc. Other Penn State scorers in double figures included Sasa Borovnjak (11 points) and Brandon Taylor and D.J. Newbill, who each scored 10.

HALFTIME:  There were no free points for New Hampshire, as Penn State clamped down defensively to hold the Wildcats to 18 percent shooting in the first half and has a 39-14 lead going into the break. The Nittany Lions were leading 12-6 when they used a 12-0 spurt to widen their advantage to an 18-point margin. Penn State’s Brandon Taylor had a big first half, with 10 points.

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NORTHWESTERN 63, BROWN 42: BOX | AP RECAP

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FINAL: Northwestern used stingy defense to defeat Brown 63-42 on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston. The Wildcats (9-4) held Brown (3-6) to 31 percent shooting from the field. Dave Sobolewski sparked Northwestern, which was without Reggie Hearn, as he scored 14 points. Tre Demps shot 3-of-5 from the field and scored nine points for Northwestern. The Wildcats shot 49 percent from the field (23-of-47), including 54 percent from downtown (13-of-24).

HALFTIME: Northwestern held Brown’s offense to 27 percent shooting, helping the Wildcats to a 28-18 halftime advantage. Northwestern led from the start and led by as many as 15 points. The game was knotted up when the Bears went 3:57 without scoring, allowing the Wildcats to take a 15-0 lead early in the game. Northwestern hit 46 percent (6-of-13) of its three-point attempts. Tre Demps led the way for Northwestern in the first half, with nine points.

UTEP 68, NEBRASKA 52: BOX | AP RECAP

FINAL: Ray Gallegos scored 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as UTEP dropped Nebraska, 68-52, on Sunday at Don Haskins Center in El Paso in the Sun Bowl Invitational. Konner Tucker sparked the Miners (6-5), scoring 17 points and shooting 5-of-7 from long range. Jacques Streeter was 6-of-9 from the floor and chipped in 17 points for the Miners. UTEP hit 47 percent of its field goals (25-of-53), including 50 percent from distance (8-of-16). Nebraska shot just 37 percent from the field (19-of-51). More Nebraska scoring came from Brandon Ubel (11 points).

HALFTIME: There were no free points for Nebraska, as UTEP clamped down defensively to hold the Cornhuskers to 23 percent shooting in the first half and has a 36-16 lead going into the break. The Miners never trailed in the first half and led by as many as 22 points. Jacques Streeter is putting together a nice game so far for UTEP. The senior has 11 points. Ray Gallegos led the way for Nebraska in the first half, with five points.

EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, BTN.com posts fast recaps after every half of every Big Ten men’s basketball game. Use the links above for more info on this specific game.

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