STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Travis Parker's only field goal of the
game -- a 3-pointer with 53 seconds left -- helped Penn State to a
75-71 comeback victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Wednesday
With the game tied 69-69 with less than a minute to play, David
Jackson found Parker on the baseline for the open shot.
Trailing by 14 points 5 minutes into the second half, the
Nittany Lions (4-2) started converting their offensive rebounds
into points and went on a 17-0 run to take a 51-48 lead.
Jamelle Cornley and Mike Walker each had 17 points for the
Lions. Walker shot 5-of-8 from behind the arc, scoring a
career-high after taking over for Ben Luber, who left the game with
an arm injury in the second half. Penn State also got 14 points
from Milos Bogetic and 10 from Geary Claxton.
The Kangaroos scored the game's 15 points, holding Penn State
scoreless for 8:40 until Jackson hit a 3-pointer. But that started
a 16-0 run as the Nittany Lions held UMKC scoreless for 7 minutes.
Ayuba scored 10 points in 5 minutes to give the Kangaroos a
28-26 halftime lead.