PSU Upsets No. 22 Ohio State

UNIVERSITY PARK, CENTRE COUNTY - Junior D.J. Newbill (Philadelphia, Pa.) posted 23 points and senior Tim Frazier (Houston, Texas) notched 16 points as the Penn State basketball team upset the No. 22 Ohio State Buckeyes for the second time in 2014 on Thursday's Senior Night at the Bryce Jordan Center. The win marks the Nittany Lions' first season sweep over OSU since the 1997-98 campaign and moves PSU to 2-3 vs. ranked teams this season.

Ross Travis (Chaska, Minn.) and Geno Thorpe (Pittsburgh, Pa.) also turned in notable performances for the Nittany Lions (14-14, 5-10 Big Ten). Travis pulled down a game-high eight rebounds while adding four points and Thorpe recorded a season-high nine points while tacking on three boards.

Free throws proved important down the stretch with the teams trading freebies in eight of the final 10 possessions. A three-for-four effort at the line by Frazier at the end of the game made all the difference and sent the Lions out on top as OSU was unable to overcome the deficit

Penn State shot 44.2 percent (19-of-43) from the field, 38.5 percent (5-of-13) from three point range and 78.6 percent (22-of-28) from the free throw line while OSU (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten) shot 42.6 percent (20-of-47) from the floor, 29.4 percent (5-of-17) from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent (18-of-27) from the charity stripe. The Nittany Lions out rebounded the Buckeyes 34-25 and registered 15 second chance points to OSU's five.
LaQuinton Ross led the charge for Ohio State, dropping 19 points and pulling down six rebounds while Aaron Craft turned a 10 point effort.

The Blue and White return to the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday to take on No. 14 Wisconsin in the 2014 home finale at noon. PSU will close out the regular season with a two-game road swing next week, heading to Northwestern on Thursday and Minnesota on Sunday.

Courtesy: Penn State Athletics Communications

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