Penn State 64

(9-17, 3-12 Big Ten)

Ohio State 71

(14-14, 6-9 Big Ten)

    8:00 PM ET, March 3, 2004

    Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

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    PSU 27 3764
    OSU 35 3671

    Ohio State 71, Penn State 64

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Tony Stockman set a Value City Arena record with seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points to lead Ohio State to a 71-64 victory over Penn State on Wednesday night.

    J.J. Sullinger added 16 points, Brandon Fuss-Cheatham had 11 and Velimir Radinovic 10 for Ohio State (14-14, 6-9 Big Ten), which had lost its last two home games.

    Marlon Smith scored a career-high 26 points, Jan Jagla and Aaron Johnson each had 12 and Ben Luber added 10 for Penn State (9-17, 3-12), which lost its ninth game in a row.

    The Nittany Lions have lost their last 10 games on the road since opening the season with a 67-64 win at Buffalo.

    Stockman hit 7 of 13 3-pointers to break the previous arena record of five 3-pointers set by Sean Connolly three years ago.

    Ohio State led by 14 points with 5{ minutes left but Penn State scratched its way back behind the shooting of Smith, a freshman who came in averaging 12.7 points a game

    The Nittany Lions drew as close as 65-61 on Luber's jumper wih 1:23 left.

    Fuss-Cheatham then drove the lane and scored on a drive with 53.9 seconds remaining.

    Smith hit a 3-pointer -- he was 6 for 8 behind the arc -- with 24.1 seconds left to cut it to 67-64, but Sullinger countered with two free throws with 18.5 seconds left.

    Fuss-Cheatham then stole the ball near midcourt and threw a long pass to Radinovic for a dunk to close the scoring.

    Ohio State hit a season-high nine 3-pointers on 20 attempts. The Nittany Lions, who routed the Buckeyes 67-42 in the earlier meeting this season, hit 10 of 14 3-pointers.

    Stockman scored all the points as Ohio State broke out to a 10-0 lead. He made his first four 3-pointers and finished the half 5 of 8 with the Buckeyes taking a 35-27 lead at the half. Smith kept the Lions in it with 13 points, hitting 3 of 4 3-pointers.

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