Scores

Final

Penn State 51

(10-13, 1-9 Big Ten)

Northwestern 53

(12-12, 2-9 Big Ten)

    2:30 PM ET, February 10, 2007

    Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    PSU 27 2451
    NW 37 1653

    Top Performers

    Penn State: G. Claxton 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Northwestern: K. Coble 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Northwestern 53, Penn St. 51

    Associated Press

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Kevin Coble scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds to lead Northwestern over Penn State 53-51 on Saturday afternoon.

    Tim Doyle added 15 points as the Wildcats (12-12, 2-9 Big Ten) broke a four-game losing streak and moved out of the Big Ten basement.

    The Nittany Lions (10-13, 1-9) have lost nine straight since beating Northwestern at home by 26 on Jan. 3. Geary Claxton scored 16 and Mike Walker chipped in 12 to lead Penn State, which is 0-7 on the road.

    Northwestern led by as many as 14 but nearly blew the game by hitting just 6-of-21 in the second half. Penn State cut the deficit to 49-48 after a 9-0 run with 2:55 left.

    As the shot clock expired, Northwestern guard Craig Moore hit a 35-foot, off-balance shot to push the lead back to 52-48. But Mike Walker responded with a 3 to cut the lead back to 1.

    With 19.4 seconds left, Northwestern freshman Jeff Ryan stole an inbounds pass and split a pair of free throws. Doyle defended Claxton on a possible tying layup and came up with the final rebound.

    Doyle sat for 10:02 in the second half after drawing his fourth foul with 14:19 to go. Penn State went on a 13-6 run with him on the bench.

    Doyle and Coble combined for 21 points in the first half on 9-for-12 shooting to help the Wildcats to a 37-27 lead. Northwestern hit 60 percent of its shots in the first half and went on a 10-0 run over 5:28 to turn an 11-10 deficit into a 20-11 lead. Doyle had 5 points in the run, Vince Scott scored on a tip-in and Craig Moore hit a 3.

    After Claxton broke the streak with a jumper, Doyle responded with a pair of layups to make it 24-13.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PSU
    NW
    Points 51 53
    FG Made-Attempted 18-46 (.391) 21-46 (.457)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 7-25 (.280)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 4-7 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 9 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 14

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