9:00 PM ET, March 5, 2009
Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
Penn St. grabs 10th conference win on Battle's bucket with 0.3 second left
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Talor Battle looked like a sprinter as he dribbled up the court with the clock winding down and his team down one point.Faced with a wall of Illinois defenders once he got near the paint, the 5-foot-11 guard threw up an off-balance shot that bounced off the rim a couple of times before finally dropping through with 0.3 seconds left.
• Talor Battle's leaner with 0.3 seconds left handed the Nittany Lions their 21st win, tying the school's regular-season record (also done in 1995-96 and 1991-92).
• The win also gave Penn State a school-record 15 home wins this season.
• The win was Penn State's fourth win in its last five meetings with Illinois.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-56 (.482)||23-53 (.434)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-18 (.389)||6-17 (.353)|
|FT Made-Attempted||2-7 (.286)||12-15 (.800)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||11 (0/0)|