PENN STATE 68, INDIANA 64 (FINAL)
And the students — there aren’t many left, since they’re on spring break â€” charge the court to celebrate the win.
PENN STATE 64, INDIANA 61 (35.7)
Coming out of that time out, Gordon ends up dribbling to a spot and taking a 3-pointer. It misses, and Stanley Pringle’s rebound leads him to take two free throws. He hits the first and will shoot the second now.
PENN STATE 63, INDIANA 61 (1:14)
Talor Battle used a screen from Andrew Jones to get past Gordon and get to the lane. His shot missed because D.J. White was in his face, but that also meant that White wasn’t there for the rebound scrum. D.J. Jackson was, and his tip has us where we are now.
INDIANA 58, PENN STATE 58 (End of 2nd Half)
Gordon’s final shot hits off the front of the rim, and the Hoosiers are going to get some practice playing an overtime game for the second time this year.
INDIANA 58, PENN STATE 55 (:32.7)
I’m guessing the Hoosiers didn’t get anything they wanted on that possession, as it fell to D.J. White to take a jumper late in the clock.
Now Penn State will have the chance to design something here for Morrissey, Battle or Pringle.
INDIANA 57, PENN STATE 55 (2:22)
Crucial possessions now.
INDIANA 54, PENN STATE 52 (3:47)
A pair of turnovers by Crawford and one by Bassett — whose now bing tended to by doctors after apparently being poked in the eye — has Penn State’s Talor Battle shooting to tie when the break ends.
INDIANA 52, PENN STATE 50 (6:27)
The guy playing the four alongside D.J. White has been a defensive liability all day. Penn State — Penn State!?!? — has two or three guys who, if they’re isolated against Stemler, Taber or Thomas — are going to get points.
INDIANA 46, PENN STATE 46 (8:52)
Maybe this is one of the days that things work out for Ed DeChellis and Penn State, which is going for its second win at home against a top 20 team this year.
Jordan Crawford got beaten badly by Stanley Pringle on the play, as the junior college transfer was able to lure him to the perimeter and the cut by him and take a pass on his way to the lane.
INDIANA 46, PENN STATE 38 (11:15)
The run is now at at 16-2, as Gordon has gone on to hit two more 3-pointers and D.J. White just grabbed a rebound, scored and will shoot the and 1 when play resumes.
Gordon found a soft spot in the Penn State zone — basically the spots where the free throw line would cross the arc if it were extended — to hit all of his 3s. So many Penn State games turn out this way; there’s promise and then there’s sudden and usually irreversible collapse caused by a severe talent gap.
INDIANA 38, PENN STATE 36 (13:28)
Turns out Indiana needed five minutes to jump back into the game. An 8-0 run has the Hoosiers back ahead and playing better defense. After a shot-clock violation, Gordon came down and took a smart kick-out from Taber to hit a 3-pointer.
PENN STATE 36, INDIANA 30 (15:42)
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