Duquesne vs Penn State

Penn St. 84, Duquesne 74

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - D.J. Newbill scored a career-high 23 points and added 12 rebounds as Penn State was able to hang on throughout a foul-plagued second half to defeat Duquesne 84-74 Saturday.

The Nittany Lions won their fourth straight game by opening a 22-point second-half lead that was enough to offset a Dukes comeback.

Duquesne (7-7) pulled to within five with 56 seconds left as Penn State's Nick Colella and Jermaine Marshall fouled out and the Dukes were consistently successful from the foul line.

A total of 54 fouls were called in the game and six players - four from Duquesne - fouled out.

The Nittany Lions had pulled away about halfway through the second half with an 11-0 scoring stretch. Colella topped off the run with his fifth 3-pointer to extend the lead to 21.

Colella scored a career-high 15 points and Sasa Borovnjak added 14. Sean Johnson led Duquesne with 19 points, while Quevyn Winters had 14 and Derrick Colter 13.

Penn State has scored 70 points or more throughout its four-game winning streak.

Duquesne, which hasn't won at Penn State since 1986, has lost five of its six road games this season.

Both teams played their final nonconference game. Penn State will begin Big Ten action on Thursday at Wisconsin while Duquesne plays its first Atlantic 10 Conference game on Jan. 9 at Fordham.

Penn State built a 39-28 halftime lead on the strength of runs of 11-0 and 8-0. The first, which began with the Nittany Lions trailing 15-14, included two 3-pointers by Colella.

The second was enabled by two technical fouls called on the Duquesne bench late in the half. Penn State's Marshall converted 3 of 4 free throws between a Colella 3-pointer and a Borovnjak basket.

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Duquesne Dukes
A. Marhold, F222-80-57004
K. Pantophlet, F222-43-44019
D. Colter, G333-94-425513
S. Johnson, G315-108-1023519
J. Jones, G201-30-01152
J. Jones263-82-22259
Q. Winters265-102-241214
M. Binney110-52-20012
M. Abele91-20-01022
S. Bott00-00-00000
Totals 22-5921-2928122674
 37.3%72.4% 
Penn State Nittany Lions
B. Taylor, F282-72-24048
R. Travis, F272-51-27135
S. Borovnjak, F257-90-150414
D. Newbill, G395-1412-16125223
J. Marshall, G282-105-63459
N. Colella245-70-041515
J. Graham151-42-25124
D. Jack91-21-24003
K. Montminy40-11-30011
A. Maduegbunam10-02-22002
Totals 25-5926-3650122684
 42.4%72.2% 
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Davidson14-424-835
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Rhode Island13-523-1066
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Richmond12-621-1456
Geo. Wash.10-822-1384
St. Bona.10-818-13121
UMass10-817-1581
La Salle8-1017-16101
Saint Joes7-1113-18178
Duquesne6-1212-19223
Fordham4-1410-21238
George Mason4-149-22222
Saint Louis3-1511-21272

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Wisconsin16-236-44
Maryland14-428-713
Michigan St.12-627-1223
Iowa12-622-1243
Purdue12-621-1355
Ohio St.11-724-1141
Indiana9-920-1461
Illinois9-919-1473
Michigan8-1016-1680
Minnesota6-1218-1598
Northwestern6-1215-17124
Nebraska5-1313-18158
Penn St.4-1418-16108
Rutgers2-1610-22179
 
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