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COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Penn State stuns No. 4 Michigan

2013-02-27T20:45:00Z 2013-02-28T02:49:03Z COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Penn State stuns No. 4 MichiganThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 27, 2013 8:45 pm  • 

Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and Penn State upset No. 4 Michigan 84-78 on Wednesday night for its first Big Ten win of the season.

The Nittany Lions (9-18, 1-14) had lost 18 straight regular-season conference games dating to last season, but they roared back from a 15-point deficit with 10:39 left behind the energetic play of Marshall. The junior guard scored 19 in the second half, including four 3s that whipped Jordan Center fans into a frenzy.

D.J. Newbill added 17 points for Penn State, which hit a season-high 10 3-pointers. Marshall's twisting drive to the basket gave the Nittany Lions a three-point lead before Michigan's Glenn Robinson III, a Lake Central graduate, misfired on a 3 with 17 seconds left.

Sasa Borovnjak had a memorable Senior Night, hitting two foul shots with 15 seconds left to seal the win. Moments later, Penn State fans rushed the court in delight.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points for the Wolverines (23-5, 10-5).

It was Penn State's first win over a top 5 team since defeating No. 5 North Carolina 82-74 in the second round of the 2001 NCAA tournament.

No. 5 Miami 76, Virginia Tech 58: Miami (23-4, 14-1) went 11 minutes without a basket, then finally shook off a 10-day scoring slump and pulled away from Virginia Tech (12-16, 3-12).

Evansville 59, Wichita State 56: Colt Ryan scored 29 points, and Evansville (17-13, 9-8) knocked off Missouri Valley Conference leader Wichita State (24-6, 12-5).

The loss, combined with Creighton's win at Bradley, dropped Wichita State into a tie with Creighton atop the conference. The teams play at Creighton on Saturday in the regular-season finale, with the winner taking the No. 1 conference tournament seed.

Ball State 95, Central Michigan 90: Jauwan Scaife scored a career-high 34 points, including six 3-pointers, and Ball State (12-14, 5-8 Mid-American) continued its home domination of Central Michigan (9-18, 2-11).

Scaife, a senior, was 8 of 12 from the field, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range, for the Cardinals, who improved to 19-2 all-time against Central Michigan at Worthen Arena. Chris Bond and Jesse Berry added 15 points apiece, and Majok Majok had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Drake 67, Indiana State 56: Richard Carter scored 15 points and Seth VanDeest had 14 as Drake (14-15, 7-10 Missouri Valley) won its third straight game, defeating Indiana State.

Indiana State (17-12, 9-8) got 13 points from Jake Odum, 12 from RJ Mahurin and 10 from Dawon Cummings. The Sycamores, who have a pair of wins this season over Top-25 programs (Wichita State and Creighton) and had been 7-1 at home in conference play, have lost four of their last five games.

Iowa 58, Purdue 48: Aaron White had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Iowa (18-10, 7-8 Big Ten) beat Purdue (13-15, 6-9) for its fourth win in five games. Devyn Marble also had 18 for the Hawkeyes, who put an ugly loss at Nebraska behind them ahead of this weekend's trip to top-ranked Indiana.

Creighton 80, Bradley 62: Doug McDermott had another big game at Carver Arena, scoring 32 points, and Creighton (23-7, 12-5 Missouri Valley) moved into a first-place tie in the Missouri Valley Conference with a victory over Bradley.

Southern Illinois 63, Northern Iowa 57: Desmar Jackson scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds, helping Southern Illinois (13-16, 5-12 Missouri Valley) to a Senior Night victory over Northern Iowa (17-13, 10-7).

Illinois State 86, Missouri State 50: Tyler Brown scored 25 points, and Jackie Carmichael added 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Illinois State  (17-13, 8-9 Missouri Valley) to a victory against Missouri State (9-21, 6-11).

 

Women

No. 16 Louisville 72, Seton Hall 62: Antonita Slaughter scored 17 points to lead Louisville (23-6, 11-4) to a victory over Seton Hall (9-19, 4-11) in Big East action.

Shoni Schimmel came off the bench to contribute 15 points and six assists for the Cardinals, playing their final regular-season home game.

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