The Penn State Nittany Lions hung tough for the first 20 minutes, but were ultimately outclassed by the Indiana Hoosiers 75-58 during the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday afternoon.
Tim Frazier had 26 points for Penn State, but the star guard received barely any help. His teammates combined to score 32 points on 10-31 shooting. The Nittany Lions trailed by only six at the half, 38-32, but things unraveled quickly. Indiana went on a 16-2 run to push the margin to 54-34.
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Jordan Hulls led Indiana with 20 points. Cody Zeller (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Christian Watford (14 points, 10 boards) both had double-doubles.
"It's not my first time playing here," Hulls said. "Shots were falling down for me, teammates were finding me when I was open and I created a little bit on my own. So luckily, the shot was falling down."
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