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.