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.