Carr’s buzzer-beater lifts PSU past No. 13 Ohio State

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The Penn State men’s basketball team saw sophomore Tony Carr connect on a last-second three to take down No. 13 Ohio State, 82-79, in Big Ten action on Thursday evening in Columbus, Ohio.

Carr connected on two free throws with just 14 seconds on the clock, giving the Nittany Lions a 79-76 lead.

On the ensuing inbounds play, Ohio State saw their leading scorer in the game, Keita Bates-Diop, hit a deep three to tie it up with just four ticks on the clock.

As the trend has been, with the clock winding down, the ball was in Carr’s hand. The sophomore guard pulled up as the clock wound down, and banked in the game-winner from way beyond the arch to give Penn State its’ biggest win of the season.

Penn State also set a program record as they connected on 11 of its’ 14 3-point field goals, for a blistering 78.6-percent from deep. The Nittany Lions broke a 12-year-old record that was set in 1996 (10-13, 76.5-percent vs. Iowa).

The Nittany Lions saw three players join Carr in double figures as Lamar Stevens added 15, Shep Garner tacked on 14, and Josh Reaves chipped in 10.

The Penn State men’s basketball team and the Penn State Dance Marathon have partnered together for the annual THON game on Saturday, January 27 at 4 p.m. Students from all campuses are invited to attend this special game with the entire $5 amount from each student ticket sold going directly to THON.

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