Michigan State vs Penn State

Battle keeps Penn State rolling into Big Ten title game

CBSSports.com wire reports
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Talor Battle scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half to help Penn State defeat Michigan State 61-48 in the Big Ten tournament semifinals on Saturday and advance to the final for the first time.

Battle made six 3-pointers, including four during a 2:35 stretch in the second half that put the Nittany Lions (19-13) in control for good.

Tim Frazier had 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists for sixth-seeded Penn State, which will play No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Ohio State on Sunday for an automatic NCAA tournament berth. The Nittany Lions haven't reached the NCAA tournament since 2001.

Kalin Lucas scored 16 points and Durrell Summers added 11 for Michigan State (19-14), which shot 21 percent in the second half.

The Nittany Lions have allowed 45.3 points per game in their three tournament wins.

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Scoreboard
Michigan State (19-14)262248
Penn State (19-13) «263561
MIST:K. Lucas 16 Pts
MIST:D. Green 7 Reb
MIST:D. Green 4 Ast
PSU:T. Battle 25 Pts
PSU:T. Frazier 8 Reb
PSU:T. Frazier 6 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Michigan StatePenn State
MIST
Kalin Lucas
PSU
Talor Battle
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
16422573
Michigan State Spartans
K. Lucas, G355-122-442316
D. Summers, G314-121-441311
D. Green, F303-103-474410
M. Kebler, G222-30-03104
A. Payne, C70-10-00000
D. Roe, F250-30-03140
K. Appling, G251-70-04333
D. Nix, C111-20-03002
A. Thornton, G81-20-00002
G. Sherman, C60-10-00010
A. Ianni, CDid Not Play
R. Byrd, GDid Not Play
A. Gauna, FDid Not Play
Totals 17-536-1228121848
 32.1%50.0% 
Penn State Nittany Lions
T. Battle, G407-165-873025
J. Brooks, F393-100-06228
T. Frazier, G399-133-686222
A. Jones, F300-30-07030
D. Jackson, F251-62-25034
J. Marshall, G161-20-03012
B. Oliver, F100-00-00010
S. Kirkpatrick, F10-00-00000
C. Woodyard, GDid Not Play
S. Borovnjak, FDid Not Play
T. Bowman, GDid Not Play
T. Buie, GDid Not Play
N. Colella, GDid Not Play
A. Wisniewski, FDid Not Play
Totals 21-5010-1636111261
 42.0%62.5% 
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Purdue14-427-819
Wisconsin12-627-1036
Maryland12-624-934
Minnesota11-724-1020
Michigan10-826-1225
Northwestern10-824-1251
Michigan St.10-820-1550
Iowa10-819-1581
Illinois8-1020-1564
Indiana7-1018-1679
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101
Nebraska6-1212-19108
Rutgers3-1515-18172
 
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Ohio St 68
VT 63 Final
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Texas 73 Final
Kansas 85
Wash 77 Final
Arizona 75
SDSU 72 Final
BYU 54
UConn 69 Final
Louisville 66
Boise St 69 Final
Utah St 77