Penn State pulls off rare sweep of Ohio State
University Park, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - D.J. Newbill scored 23 points and Penn State proved to be Ohio State's nemesis once again, coming through with a 65-63 victory over the 22nd-ranked Buckeyes at Bryce Jordan Center.
The hero of last month's shocking 71-70 overtime decision over the Buckeyes in Columbus, Newbill netted 17 of his points in the second half to help Penn State (14-14, 5-10 Big Ten) pull off its first season sweep of Ohio State since 1997-98.
Tim Frazier, playing in his final home game, contributed 16 points to the upset win, which the Lions cemented with a 22-of-28 performance from the foul line. Newbill made good on 11-of-12 free throws, while Frazier finished 7-of-8 from the stripe.
Ohio State (22-7, 9-7) bounced back to win six of seven since their Jan. 29 defeat to the Nittany Lions, but went just 18-of-27 from the stripe and were outrebounded by a 36-28 margin in the rematch.
LaQuinton Ross paced the Buckeyes with 19 points, with Aaron Craft recording 10 in the loss.
02/27 21:30:08 ET