WEST LAFAYETTE – Terone Johnson had 14 points and five rebounds to lead Purdue to a 65-64 win over Penn State on Saturday night.
Kendall Stephens and Basil Smotherman each scored 12 points for the Boilermakers (13-5, 3-2 Big Ten), who have won three straight Big Ten games for the first time since February 2012.
Tim Frazier had 19 points and 10 rebounds and D.J. Newbill added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Nittany Lions (9-10, 0-6), who have lost six straight, all in league play.
Terone Johnson scored a 3-pointer with 7 seconds remaining to tie the game at 64 and Ronnie Johnson broke up Penn State’s inbounds pass before A.J. Hammons scored a free throw with a second remaining to capture the win. Newbill was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 1:25 remaining and scored 2 of 3 free throws to give the Nittany Lions a 60-57 lead.
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