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Penn State beats American 76-57

Dec 22, 2009 - 12:10 AM STATE COLLEGE, Pa.(AP) -- Talor Battle scored 16 points as Penn State won for the third time in four games, beating American 76-57 on Monday.

The Nittany Lions (8-4) made 12 of their first 15 shots of the second half and finished at 54.9 percent from the field (28-for-51). Chris Babb scored 13 points and Bill Edwards had 12 for Penn State.

American (2-10), playing for the second time in as many days, got 17 points each from Vlad Moldoveanu and Nick Hendra.

Battle hit a wide-open 3-pointer with 1:19 left in the first half that gave Penn State a 36-25 lead, but the Eagles closed to within six on a 3-pointer by Hendra and a transition dunk by Riley Grafft in the final minute.

The Nittany Lions started the second half with a 15-1 run capped by consecutive 3-pointers by Babb, Edwards and Battle to take a 51-31 lead with 15 minutes left in the game.






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    American 57, Penn State 76  FinalDec 21 7:35 PM
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    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 30 27 57
    PENN STATE 36 40 76 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - NICK HENDRA 17, VLAD MOLDOVEANU 17,
    STEPHEN LUMPKINS 10
    PENN STATE - TALOR BATTLE 16, CHRIS BABB 13, BILL
    EDWARDS 12

    Dec 21 6:46 PM


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    AMERICAN 30
    PENN ST 36 HALFTIME

    Dec 21 5:44 PM