Junior guard Tim Frazier put together a stat-stuff performance of team-best 18 points, three rebounds, four assists and four steals to propel the Penn St. Nittany Lions to a victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes, 69-64, in a Big Ten Conference men's basketball game at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park, PA.
Frazier tallied four straight points to push a slim three-point lead for Penn State to seven, 60-53, with 5:05 remaining in the game, and help the Nittany Lions (12-15, 4-10 Big Ten) cement their second straight victory.
Senior guard Matt Gatens netted a game-best 21 points for the Hawkeyes (13-13, 5-8), who trailed 38-24 at halftime but closed the gap to just three before Frazier's small spark.
Early on, the game was tied at 10, however, a 15-2 run helped the Nittany Lions earn a 25-12 advantage with 8:11 to go in the first half. Penn State used that run to take its commanding lead into the locker room.
On Saturday, Penn State travels to play No. 17-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (4 p.m. ET).