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Tim Frazier scored 18 points and Penn State withstood a 3-point shooting barrage in the second half by Iowa's Matt Gatens to hold on for a 69-64 victory on Thursday night.
Trailing 66-63 with 49 seconds left, Iowa's Melsahn Basabe missed two foul shots and Jon Graham was fouled at the other end for Penn State (12-15, 4-10 Big Ten). The redshirt freshman forward hit two free throws for a five-point lead, spurring a silent Jordan Center crowd into raucous cheers.
Basabe missed another foul shot with 7 seconds left and Cammeron Woodyard went 1 of 2 from the line to seal the win.
Gatens hit 5 of 7 from behind the 3-point arc in the second half. He scored 11 straight for Iowa (13-13, 5-8) at one point to help narrow a 16-point deficit to two with 2:40 left.
Gatens finished with a game-high 21 points.
BEST OF MAXIM
For the second game in a row, Penn State defeats a Big Ten rival at home, but falls short of free Big Macs. The Penn State men’s basketball team won their second consecutive game Thursday night against the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Bryce Jordan Center, 69-64.
The Nittany Lion’s picked up momentum early on in the first half with eight players putting points on the board, the most...
University of Iowa senior Matt Gatens scored 19 second-half points, but the Hawkeyes were defeated Thursday at Penn State, 69-64.
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