Northwestern 56

(5-22, 1-12 Big Ten)

(24) Penn State 83

(18-8, 13-2 Big Ten)

    2:00 PM ET, February 20, 2005

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    NW 30 2656
    #24PSU 45 3883

    Penn State 83, Northwestern 56

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Tanisha Wright and Jen Harris each scored 20 points to lead No. 24 Penn State over Northwestern 83-56 on Sunday.

    Playing in her final home game, Wright went 7-of-15 from the floor and scored 13 of her points in the second half to help the Lady Lions (18-8, 13-2 Big Ten) hold off a late Northwestern run.

    Suzanne Morrison scored 16 points to lead the Wildcats (5-22, 2-12), who cut a 20-point second-half deficit to 12 on Sara Stutz's two free throws with 7:32 remaining. But Morrison fouled out just over a minute later and the Wildcats couldn't get any closer.

    Penn State closed the game on a 21-6 run behind nine points from Wright.

    Jess Strom added 15 points and had a team-high five steals, helping the Lady Lions to a 30-8 advantage in points off turnovers. Amanda Brown also contributed a career-high 14 rebounds for the Lady Lions, who held a 43-32 rebounding advantage for the game.

    Ifeoma Okonkwo scored 11 points and added a team-high five assists for Northwestern.

    Penn State finished the season 12-0 at home and moved into a first place tie in the Big Ten with Michigan State, which beat No. 2 Ohio State on Sunday.

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