March 11, 2011

Penn State beats Wisconsin in snoozer, Talor Battle breaks career scoring record

Talor Battle had struggled all game long, connecting on just three of sixteen shots. But with a critical 3-point bucket late in the second half, Talor Battle officially became the all time leading scorer in Penn State basketball history.

The Game...

The two teams combined for a pathetic 69 TOTAL points, with Penn State scoring half its total output by way of a 18-2 run in the first 10 minutes of the game. After that, Wisconsin crept back in, but couldn't score enough to knock off the Nittany Lions. Penn State won 36-33.

The game was the lowest scoring affair in Big Ten Tournament history. Penn State shot 33.3 percent, compared to Wisconsin at 29.5 percent. Between the two, there were only five made 3-pointers.

Battle led Penn State with nine points. Tim Frazier, who excelled on defense all night, had eight. David Jackson followed with seven.

Penn State will now face Michigan State in the Big Ten semi-final round, tomorrow at 4 p.m. on CBS. It will be the first time in 10 years the Nittany Lions have played a men's basketball game on that network.

Update: Here's the recap video from PSU.

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