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Final

(22) Penn State 71

(14-4, 4-2 Big Ten)

Illinois 65

(6-13, 0-6 Big Ten)

    8:00 PM ET, January 19, 2012

    State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

    1 2 T
    #22PSU 37 3471
    ILL 34 3165

    Top Performers

    Penn State: M. Lucas 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl

    Illinois: A. Godbold 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Maggie Lucas, Penn State notch third straight win

    Associated Press

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Maggie Lucas scored 19 points and Penn State (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) beat Illinois 71-65 Thursday night for its third straight win.

    Illinois led for most of the first half, but Penn State (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten) used a series of runs to keep the Illini winless in conference play.

    Illinois (6-13, 0-6) led 33-28 in the first half, but Penn State closed the period with a 12-1 run to take a 37-34 lead, and then came out of the break with an 8-2 run.

    Alex Bentley scored 15 points and had four assists for Penn State, and Nikki Greene added 10 points.

    The Illini answered with a 9-2 run to pull to 47-45 midway through the second half, but couldn't regain the lead. Amber Moore made five 3-pointers to lead Illinois with 17 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PSU
    ILL
    Points 71 65
    FG Made-Attempted 22-57 (.386) 21-55 (.382)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-32 (.750) 18-31 (.581)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 8

    Game Leaders

     
    PSU
    ILL
    PointsM. Lucas 19A. Godbold 19
    ReboundsN. Greene 8A. Godbold 8
    AssistsA. Bentley 4K. Penn 5
    StealsA. Bentley 2K. Penn 4
    BlocksN. Greene 3K. Penn 3

    2011-12 Season

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