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Penn State men net first Big Ten win

Updated: Saturday, January 25 2014, 02:13 AM EST

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Led by D.J. Newbill's (Philadelphia, Pa.) 16 points, four Penn State players posted double-figure scoring efforts as the men’s basketball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a 58-54 win over Nebraska at the Bryce Jordan Center. The victory marks the Nittany Lions’ first Big Ten win of the 2013-14 campaign.

Newbill led all scorers with 16 points and also added four rebounds and two steals. John Johnson(Philadelphia, Pa.) tallied 13 points, while Brandon Taylor (Tabernacle, N.J.) and Tim Frazier (Houston, Texas) netted 11 points apiece. Frazier flirted with a double-double as he also pulled down nine boards and tacked on six assists without a turnover and two steals.

The Huskers (9-9, 1-5 Big Ten) led for much of the contest until just over a minute remaining when Frazier converted a steal into an assist on a game-changing dunk by Newbill at 1:18. Fouled on the play, Newbill hit the free throw for the three-point play and the Lions' (10-10, 1-6 Big Ten) first lead, 52-51, since the score was 8-6. A 3-pointer from Johnson and two clutch free throws by Frazier with :01 on the clock sealed the deal on Penn State's narrowest margin of victory on the season.

The Nittany Lions shot 35.1 percent (20-of-57) from the floor, 23.8 percent (5-of-21) from three-point range and 76.5 percent (13-of-17) from the free throw line. PSU forced 14 Husker turnovers, converting the Nebraska miscues into 22 points, while the Blue and White committed just five turnovers, resulting in one point.

Terran Petteway set the pace for the Huskers, recording 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals. Ray Gallegos was Nebraska’s only other player to reach double figures in scoring, tallying 10 points while Shavon Shields pulled down a game-high 10 boards.

Penn State men net first Big Ten win


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