Scores

Final

Northwestern 57

(10-4, 0-1 Big Ten)

Penn State 83

(10-4, 1-0 Big Ten)

    7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2007

    Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    NW 24 3357
    PSU 36 4783

    Top Performers

    Northwestern: C. Moore 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

    Penn State: D. Morrissey 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Penn State 83, Northwestern 57

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Danny Morrissey scored a career-high 24 points to lead Penn State to an easy 83-57 victory over Northwestern in the Big 10 opener for both teams on Wednesday.

    Morrissey, whose previous career-high was 22 points against Minnesota nearly two years ago, started a second-half run with a 3-pointer that saw the Nittany Lions extend their 12-point halftime lead into a 26-point lead.

    The largest lead of the game for Penn State (10-4 overall, 1-0 Big 10) was 34 points, when David Jackson went coast-to-coast for a layup with five minutes left in the game.

    The Wildcats (10-4, 0-1) came into the contest ranked fourth in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 51.6 points per game, but Northwestern allowed a season-high 83 points by Penn State.

    The Nittany Lions opened a double-digit first-half lead behind its 2-3 zone defense and some outstanding play from Morrissey. He scored 11 points in the opening half, including a steal and layup with three seconds left in the first half to put Penn State up 36-24 at the break.

    The Nittany Lions played well on defense all game, holding the Wildcats without a field goal for almost 12 minutes in the second half.

    Craig Moore led Northwestern with 18 points, coming on six 3-pointers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NW
    PSU
    Points 57 83
    FG Made-Attempted 19-48 (.396) 32-50 (.640)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-28 (.393) 10-17 (.588)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 9-11 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 34

    2006-07 Season

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