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Penn State routs Northwestern 79-60

Feb 28, 2010 - 7:26 PM By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.(AP) -- Talor Battle had 16 points and six assists and hot-shooting Penn State easily exploited Northwestern's defense in a 79-60 win on Sunday.

Jeff Brooks added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Nittany Lions (11-17, 3-13 Big Ten), who shot 57 percent to secure its fourth straight win over the Wildcats.

Michael Thompson had 21 points for Northwestern (18-11, 7-10). Their already faint hopes for a bid to the NCAA tournament were all but extinguished after a second loss this season to the conference's last-place team.

Only 3-point shooting went Northwestern's way during an otherwise terrible afternoon. They opened 7 of 11 from long range to stay within 27-24 with 7:45 in the first half.

But the 3s stopped falling, and Penn State found holes in Northwestern's zone.

Penn State led by 14 at the half and by 25 with 8 minutes left in the game.






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    Northwestern 60, Penn State 79  FinalFeb 28 2:09 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    NORTHWESTERN 35 25 60
    PENN STATE 49 30 79 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: NORTHWESTERN - MICHAEL THOMPSON 21, JOHN SHURNA 9,
    JEREMY NASH 8
    PENN STATE - TALOR BATTLE 16, CHRIS BABB 14,
    JEFF BROOKS 11

    Feb 28 1:58 PM


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    NORTHWESTERN 35
    PENN ST 49 HALFTIME

    Feb 28 12:49 PM
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    Northwestern vs. Penn StateFeb 28 10:55 AM