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Jackson leads Penn State past Sacred Heart 87-75

Nov 26, 2009 - 1:21 AM STATE COLLEGE, Pa.(AP) -- David Jackson scored 26 points to lead Penn State to a 87-75 win over Sacred Heart on Wednesday night.

Talor Battle added 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Nittany Lions (4-2).

Corey Hassan scored 24 points and had seven rebounds, while Chauncy Hardy added 21 points for the Pioneers (2-3).

Penn States success offensively came from the 3-point line, shooting 46.2 percent (6-for-13).

The first half was back and forth, with five tied scores and six lead changes. But the Nittany Lions pulled away with just under 3:30 left before halftime, going on a 12-5 run to close out the first half.

The Pioneers would not pose a threat to Penn State again until late when they brought the score to 62-61.