NCAA Game Summary - Wisconsin at Penn State
(Sunday, March 10th)
Final Score: (22) Wisconsin 63, Penn State 60
University Park, PA (Sports Network) - Traevon Jackson buried a deep 3-pointer
as time expired to lift No. 22 Wisconsin to a 63-60 win over Penn State on
A pair of Mike Bruesewitz free throws put the Badgers up 60-56 with 33 seconds
left, but D.J. Newbill's layup eight seconds later made it a two-point game.
Bruesewitz threw the ensuing inbounds pass out of bounds, giving the Nittany
Lions a chance to tie the game.
Newbill bricked a jumper with nine seconds left, but Nick Colella grabbed the
rebound and found Newbill, who knocked down a jumper from the left elbow to
tie the game with five seconds remaining.
Wisconsin tried to roll the ball upcourt to preserve time, but Colella dove
for it and caused a jump ball with three seconds left. The Badgers had the
possession arrow so they retained possession with just over three seconds
Jackson took the inbounds pass on the left sideline and quickly dribbled up
court and swished a deep trey from the left wing for the win.
Trae (Jackson) blew by the guy so I was `Ready, ready,' The official knew to
look at me. We can't get a better shot than that on an out-of-bounds play with
0.6 or whatever. So he knew, there was no hesitation. You advance it and if
you have a look. It was a tough shot." Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said.
Jackson finished with 15 points, Ben Brust added 13 and Jared Berggren chipped
in with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Badgers (21-10, 12-6 Big Ten), who
had dropped back-to-back games entering the contest.
"He doesn't waver. And you don't have to be a true point guard, you don't have
to be a shooting guard, you don't have to be a point-forward to be able to
make shots when they matter," Ryan said of Jackson.
Following Michigan's 72-71 loss to Indiana, Wisconsin earned the fourth seed
and a first round bye in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament.
Jermaine Marshall scored a game-high 23 points and Newbill added 22 points and
five assists for Penn State (10-20, 2-16), who will face Michigan in the first
round for the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday.
"We started in zone and our zone has been great over the last week or two.
They run a lot of stuff very similar to Northwestern that will slow you down,
back cuts and a lot of threes. We were doing a good job in our zone taking
away threes," Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers said. "Early on, for
whatever reason, we didn't do a great job - (Ben) Brust got loose a couple of
times. I didn't think we started the game with a great sense of urgency, but
then we definitely picked it up after the first media timeout."
Wisconsin led 16-7 nearly seven minutes in, but the Lions used a 13-2 run to
go up 20-18 with 7 1/2 minutes to go in the first half.
Brust made back-to-back jumpers to put Wisconsin on top 22-21 with just over
four minutes to go, but Newbill knocked down a pair of jumpers to give Penn
State a three-point edge with 45 seconds left. Bruesewitz sunk a pair of free
throws at the end of the half to make it 25-24 entering the break.
Ross Travis' layup with 15:07 left gave Penn State a 33-30 edge, but the
Baddgers scored five unanswered to take a 35-33 lead nearly a minute later.
The teams traded makes until Sam Dekker drained a triple with 11:13 left to
give the Badgers a 43-38 lead. The Lions, though, scored seven straight to go
up 45-43 with just over nine minutes left.
Wisconsin held a 53-52 edge following Berggren's dunk at the 5:19 mark and
pushed their spread to 58-54 following Jackson's triple with two minutes to
The Badgers shot just 37 percent (10-for-27) in the first half ... Dekker
scored 14 points off the bench for Wisconsin ... Penn State outscored
Wisconsin by a 30-20 margin in the paint ... Wisconsin's bench outscored Penn
State's reserves 30-20.
03/10 18:58:53 ET
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