BTN.com staff, December 23, 2012
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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Nick Colella And-1:
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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.
Mike Turner spin move:
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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.
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.
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