Scores

Final

Indiana 55

(12-20, 3-15 Big Ten)

Penn State 61

(17-13, 9-9 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

7:30 PM ET, March 10, 2011

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

1 2 T
IND 27 2855
PSU 28 3361

Top Performers

Indiana: C. Watford 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

Penn State: A. Jones 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast

Penn State edges Indiana in first round of Big Ten tournament

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Brooks finished with 15 points and seven rebounds, Talor Battle scored 13 and sixth-seeded Penn State held off Indiana 61-55 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday night.

The win may help Penn State (17-13) make its case with the NCAA's selection committee. Four teams, including Penn State, entered the tournament with 9-9 conference records.

Indiana (12-20) was led by Christian Watford with 15 points. The Hoosiers closed the season on a nine-game losing streak and with their third straight losing season -- the first time that's happened since 1967-70.

Penn State took a 28-27 lead on Brooks' buzzer-beating tip just before the half and followed a similar script in the second half. Brooks keyed an 11-4 run early in the second half that gave the Nittany Lions a 42-35 lead, and Andrew Jones scored four points in a 6-0 run that sealed it.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IND
PSU
Points 55 61
FG Made-Attempted 22-45 (.489) 22-48 (.458)
3P Made-Attempted 4-18 (.222) 6-16 (.375)
FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 11-20 (.550)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 9

2010-11 Season

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