The Penn State Nittany Lions were defeated, 65-55, by the No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center in Big Ten play on Sunday.
Penn State played a better second half and made a comeback attempt but just couldn't overcome a big deficit from the first half. After trailing 35-21 at half, the Nittany Lions had whittled the Badgers' lead down to 56-50 with just 4:29 to play but couldn't hang with Wisconsin down the stretch.
Tim Frazier scored 20 points for Penn State to lead all scorers but he missed all five of his three-point attempts. The three-point discrepancy between the teams was the major story of the game. Penn State hit only 4-19 while Wisconsin hit 11-22 from behind the arc. Four players scored in double figures for the Badgers. Wisconsin also dominated the rebounding battle. Jermaine Marshall chipped in 12 points for Penn State and was the only other player besides Frazier to reach double figures.
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