Mens Basketball: Indiana 74, Penn State 70 - D1SportsNet


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Mens basketball

Indiana 74, Penn State 70

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Juwan Morgan scored 21 points and Josh Newkirk added 16 on Tuesday to help Indiana hold off pesky Penn State 74-70.

The Hoosiers (10-7, 3-2) have won two in a row and four of five.

Tony Carr had 28 points and Lamar Stevens finished with 20 to lead the Nittany Lions (12-6, 2-3), who have split their last four games.

But the defenses sure didn't make it easy.

After taking a 47-36 lead on Robert Johnson's 3-pointer with 15:15 to play, Penn State charged back with a 7-2 spurt and cut the deficit to 56-53 on Carr's short floater with 7:22 left.

Indiana answered with a short jumper from Morgan and a 3 from Devonte Green to rebuild the lead and though the Hoosiers couldn't pull away, the Nittany Lions never had a chance to take the lead or tie the score.

Instead, they kept playing catch-up.

After cutting the deficit to four twice in the final minute, Carr's 3-pointer with 8 seconds to go made it 70-67 and Nazeer Bostick's 3 with 1.5 seconds left made it 72-70.

But Devonte Green made two free throws to seal it with 1 second left.