(2-10, 1-6 away)

Penn State 74

(7-3, 7-1 home)

    7:30 PM ET, December 28, 2005

    Bryce Jordan Center, State College, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    IPFW 26 3359
    PSU 30 4474

    Top Performers

    IPFW: T. Best 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Penn State: T. Parker 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 59 74
    FG Made-Attempted 24-55 (.436) 24-46 (.522)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-7 (.714) 22-26 (.846)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 15

    2005-06 Season

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