N.C.-Wilmington 80, Penn St. 69Nov 20, 2009 - 1:01 AM CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Chad Tomko scored 21 points and North Carolina-Wilmington made 10 of 16 3-point shots to knock off Penn State 80-69 on Thursday.
The Seahawks (2-1) held the Nittany Lions to 32.3 percent from the field (21-for-65) in the first round of the Charleston Classic.
Penn State (2-1) got 29 points from Talor Battle, who made 11 of 12 free throws. The Nittany Lions were 22-for-27 from the foul line for the game.
The Seahawks led 40-31 at halftime after shooting 61.5 percent from the field, including 7-for-11 from 3-point range.
Six players had at least one 3-pointer for UNC-Wilmington and eight scored in the first half.
Penn State, meanwhile, struggled against the Seahawks' defense, shooting 35.5 percent from the field in the first half, including 2-for-10 from 3-point range.
Will Ohuaregbe was the only other UNC-Wilmington player in double figures with 12 points.
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