Wisconsin edges Penn State for seventh straight win
University Park, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Gasser had 15 points, Ben Brust scored 14 and 14th-ranked Wisconsin fended off Penn State, 71-66, at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Gasser and Brust accounted for seven of the Badgers' eight made 3-pointers. Gasser knocked down one of his three treys to make it 43-33 early in the second half.
Penn State, seeking its second straight home win over a ranked opponent, got within two three times, but couldn't move ahead.
A Tim Frazier shot in the lane cut the Nittany Lions' deficit to 66-64 with 18.2 seconds remaining. Traevon Jackson then made four free throws around a missed 3-pointer by D.J. Newbill to seal Wisconsin's seventh consecutive win.
Jackson finished with 13 points and five assists for the Badgers (24-5, 11-5 Big Ten).
Newbill scored 23 points to pace the Nittany Lions (14-15, 5-11), who posted a 65-63 victory over No. 22 Ohio State on Thursday.
The Badgers led by as many as nine points in the first half before taking a 31-27 advantage to the break.
The Badgers established a school record for regular-season wins away from home with 11 ... Wisconsin won for the 18th time in the last 20 meetings with Penn State and improved to 9-1 in its last 10 trips to University Park ... Newbill became Penn State's 31st 1,000-point scorer. He now has 1,020 points in two seasons ... Frazier scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds. He joined Iowa's Jeff Horner (2003-06) as the only players in Big Ten history to reach 1,000 points, 600 assists and 500 rebounds.
03/02 14:52:17 ET