Penn State 74, IPFW 59

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Travis Parker had 17 points and tied a
career high with 10 rebounds for Penn State in its 74-59 win over
Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne on Wednesday.

Geary Claxton added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Nittany
Lions (7-3), who shot a season-high 22-of-26 (84.6 percent) from
the free-throw line and outrebounded IPFW 39-18. IPFW (2-10) made
five of its seven free-throw attempts.

Penn State overcame a Mastodon defense that turned 19 turnovers
into 22 points and limited the Nittany Lions to 4-of-15 shooting
from 3-point range. Penn State had hit 20-of-34 3-pointers in its
previous two games.

Despite going without a field goal for a span of nearly seven
minutes, the Mastodons cut a 14-point second-half deficit to two on
a DeWitt Scott 3-pointer from the corner that made it 49-47 with
9:45 to play. That capped a run in which the Mastodons got two
3-pointers from Scott and five of Tyler Best's team-high 15.

From there, however, Penn State got a 5-foot fadeaway from
Jamelle Cornley, two 3-pointers from Mike Walker and pulled away by
holding IPFW to just three points over the final 5:09.

The double-double was Parker's second this season and fourth of
his career. David Jackson scored 12 points and Cornley added 11 for
his third straight game in double figures.

Quintin Carouthers added 12 points for IPFW and D.J. Posley
contributed 10 points and five assists.