Postgame Notes: Penn State 65, No. 22 Ohio State 63

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Feb. 27, 2014

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Postgame Notes
Penn State 65, No. 22 Ohio State 63
Feb. 27, 2014
Bryce Jordan Center
Attendance: 8,736

Series

  • Penn State claims its first season sweep over Ohio State since 1997-98
  • The Lions move to 15-32 in the all-time series vs. the Buckeyes
  • PSU is now 6-10 vs. Ohio State at the Bryce Jordan Center ... The last win in the BJC was Jan. 10, 2004, before an 0-7 home stretch.

Team

  • The Lions post first sweep of any Big Ten team since 2010-11 (Northwestern, Minnesota)
  • The Blue and White improve to 2-3 vs. ranked teams in 2013-14 … The last time they won multiple games vs. ranked foes was 2010-11 (3). 
  • Penn State has had six one-possession games in Big Ten play, the most of any conference team … The Lions are 3-3 in those games, winning each of the last three (1/29 at Ohio State, 2/12 at Indiana and 2/27 vs. Ohio State)
  • The Lions trailed by as many as 11 before taking their first lead of the game at 15:15 in the second half (36-35) ... Despite three ties, the Buckeyes would not lead the remainder of the way ... Penn State also trailed by 11 in the win at Ohio State Jan. 29
  • The Nittany Lions finished with 15 second-chance points off seven offensive rebounds … Only one offensive board did not result in a PSU score
  • Penn State outrebounded Ohio State 34-25 and is 9-2 when tallying more boards than its opponent … The Buckeyes entered the game averaging 34.1 rpg, but were held to 25
  • Two Nittany Lions scored in double figures for the 10th time this season … Penn State is 2-8 when only two players score 10 or more points with the only other win coming Nov. 16, 2013 at Penn (83-71)
  • The Nittany Lions are a perfect 3-0 when wearing their gray uniforms
  • The win came a year to the day of the Lions' upset of No. 4 Michigan, also on Senior Night
  • Jordan Dickerson and Zach Cooper each earned their first career starts. Cooper and Tim Frazier were honored pregame during Senior Night festivities.

Tim Frazier, fifth-year senior guard

  • With 16 points, now has 1,482 for his career and maintains his spot at No. 8 at Penn State … Needs 61 points to take over seventh place.
  • Posted his 24th double figure scoring performance of the season
  • Scored the final three points of the game to secure the win over the Buckeyes

Donovon Jack, sophomore forward

  • Finished with just five points, none bigger than his jumper at 1:59 and ensuing and-one which gave Penn State a five-point lead, 60-55
  • Posted career-high three assists

D.J. Newbill, junior guard

  • Led the team in scoring for the 12th time this season and the ninth time in Big Ten play … Newbill has been the leading scorer in four of five Big Ten wins this season
  • Has averaged 24 points per game vs. OSU this season and 23 ppg over three career meetings
  • With 23 points, has turned in a double figure scoring effort in all but three games this season
  • Is just three points away from reaching 1,000 points as a Nittany Lion … Has 1,290 including 293 points scored at Southern Mississippi as a freshman.

Brandon Taylor, sophomore forward

  • Tallied lone three points of the night off a trey at 15:15 of the second half to give Penn State its first lead of the game at 36-35
  • Notched a season-high two assists

Geno Thorpe, freshman guard

  • Registered a season-high nine points

 

 

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