Scores

Final

Michigan State 48

(19-14, 9-9 Big Ten)

Penn State 61

(19-13, 9-9 Big Ten)

    Coverage: CBS

    4:05 PM ET, March 12, 2011

    Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

    1 2 T
    MSU 26 2248
    PSU 26 3561

    Top Performers

    Michigan State: D. Green 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Penn State: T. Frazier 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Penn State reaches first Big Ten final as Michigan State falters in 2nd half

    Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Talor Battle scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half to help Penn State defeat Michigan State 61-48 in the Big Ten tournament semifinals on Saturday and advance to the final for the first time.

    Battle made six 3-pointers, including four during a 2:35 stretch in the second half that put the Nittany Lions (19-13) in control for good.

    Tim Frazier had 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists for sixth-seeded Penn State, which will play No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Ohio State on Sunday for an automatic NCAA tournament berth. The Nittany Lions haven't reached the NCAA tournament since 2001.

    Kalin Lucas scored 16 points and Durrell Summers added 11 for Michigan State (19-14), which shot 21 percent in the second half.

    The Nittany Lions have allowed 45.3 points per game in their three tournament wins.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSU
    PSU
    Points 48 61
    FG Made-Attempted 17-53 (.321) 21-50 (.420)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 9-22 (.409)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 10-16 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 15

    2010-11 Season

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