Okonkwo led Northwestern with 19 points

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Ifeoma Okonkwo scored 19 points to lead Northwestern in a 59-48 victory over Penn State (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) on Thursday night.

Northwestern (5-16, 2-6 Big Ten) raced to a 37-18 halftime lead on 16-of-28 shooting from the field. Penn State (12-7, 7-1) was 8-of-29 in the half.

Sarah Kwasinski added 16 points for the Wildcats and Samantha McComb had 10.

Tanisha Wright led Penn State with 17 points.