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Wisconsin Vs. Penn State: Nittany Lions Playing Tremendous Defense, Up Six Over Badgers At Half

The Penn State Nittany Lions turned in a defensive gem in the first half of Tuesday night's game against the Wisconsin Badgers. In a performance reminiscent of their 36-33 loss to the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten Tournament last season, the Badgers shot just 27 percent from the field, including 2-for-11 on 3-pointers. Penn State leads 23-17 at intermission.

Penn State has done just enough on the offensive end against the college basketball's No. 1-ranked scoring defense. Jermaine Marshall led the way with 10 points on 5-for-7 from the field. Tim Frazier had just four points, but has given the Badgers fits with his quickness, notching six assists so far.

Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin's leading score on the season, has just five points on the night. The Nittany Lions have done a great job of forcing the Badgers to settle for missed 3-point attempts late in the shot clock.

For more on the Nittany Lions, head over to the SB Nation blog Black Shoe Diaries. For more on the Badgers, check out Bucky's 5th Quarter.