Postgame Notes: Illinois 60, Penn State 55

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Feb. 9, 2014

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Postgame Notes
Illinois 60, Penn State 55
February 9, 2014
Bryce Jordan Center (University Park, Pa.)
Attendance: 7,573

TEAM

  • Since 2006, 11 games between Penn State and Illinois have been decided by five points or fewer. Despite the loss, Penn State still leads Illinois, 6-5, in the situation.
  • The loss to the Illini snaps a two-game Big Ten home winning streak for the Nittany Lions.
  • Penn State drops to 8-6 at home after losing its first game at the Bryce Jordan Center since January 11th (Indiana).
  • Today’s game marked the first time this season that Penn State was tied with an opponent at halftime (31-31).

SERIES

  • After earning a victory, Illinois holds a 27-13 advantage in the all-time series against the Nittany Lions.

Tim Frazier

  • With two assists today and 602 for his career, Frazier surpasses Freddie Barnes (1989-92) as the Penn State all-time assists leader.
  • Frazier needs one steal to surpass Dwight Gibson (1982-85) for fourth place on the Penn State all-time career steals list.
  • Penn State is now 10-8 when starting guards Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill each score 10 or more points in a game.
  • With 11 points, Frazier recorded his 20th double-digit scoring performance of the season.

D.J. NEWBILL 

  • Penn State is now 10-8 when starting guards Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill each score 10 or more points in a game.
  • With 19 points, Newbill recorded double figure scoring for the 22nd time this season.
  • Newbill’s team-high 19 points also marks the eighth time this season that he’s led the squad in scoring.

Brandon Taylor

  • Taylor recorded two three-pointers against the Fighting Illini, marking the 13th time this season he’s recorded at least two treys.

 

 


 

 

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