Scores

Final

Penn State 55

(11-20, 3-15 Big Ten)

Minnesota 76

(19-12, 9-9 Big Ten)

7:30 PM ET, March 11, 2010

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

1 2 T
PSU 20 3555
MINN 29 4776

Top Performers

Penn State: D. Jackson 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Minnesota: D. Joseph 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Minnesota stops Penn State, advances in Big Ten tourney

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Devoe Joseph scored 15 points to help Minnesota beat Penn State 76-55 on Thursday night in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.

Colton Iverson scored 12 points, Damian Johnson scored 11 and Lawrence Westbrook added 10 for the Golden Gophers (19-12), who advanced to play No. 11 Michigan State on Friday in a quarterfinal. Michigan State won both regular-season games against Minnesota by a combined eight points.

The sixth-seeded Golden Gophers have won five of their last seven, including a victory over now-No. 13 Wisconsin. A win over Michigan State would strengthen Minnesota's case for an NCAA tournament bid.

Talor Battle, Chris Babb, Andrew Jones and David Jackson each scored 10 points for Penn State (11-20), the tournament's 11th seed. Battle, a second-team all-conference pick, was held to 3-for-10 shooting.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PSU
MINN
Points 55 76
FG Made-Attempted 18-46 (.391) 29-50 (.580)
3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 9-19 (.474)
FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 9-14 (.643)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 27

2009-10 Season

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