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Penn State beats UMBC 58-42

Dec 9, 2009 - 1:33 AM STATE COLLEGE, Pa.(AP) -- Jeff Brooks had 14 points and five rebounds to lead Penn State to a 58-42 victory over winless Maryland-Baltimore County on Tuesday night.

Andrew Jones added 10 points and 10 rebounds and Talor Battle had seven points for the Nittany Lions (6-3).

The first half was back and forth with the score tied six times and four lead changes. Penn State took a 27-23 advantage at halftime.

The Nittany Lions opened the second half with a dunk by Jeff Brooks. After the Retrievers missed a shot on the next play, Battle took the ball down the court and hit a 3-pointer to put Penn State up by nine.

Penn State rolled from there, going on a 31-19 run in the second half.

Chris De La Rosa and Brian Neller led UMBC (0-8) with 10 points each. Adrian Satchell added six points and five rebounds.