College Hoops

Penn State Catches Fire In Second Half for 67-60 Win over Northwestern

Nebraska

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State men’s basketball team used a hot-shooting second half to turn a seven-point second-half deficit into a seven-point win in a 67-60 victory over Northwestern Friday night on Senior Night at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Β 
The tightly-contested contest saw 13 lead changes before a layup from senior Jalen Pickett with 4:30 left to play gave the Nittany Lions a lead they wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the way.
Β 
Dallion Johnson’s 15 points, including five 3-pointers, and John Harrar’s 20 rebounds were all career-highs that served as catalysts for Penn State’s third victory in its last four games. Harrar added 11 points to cap off his fourth-straight double-double.
Β 
Penn State shot 60.9 percent from the field and 56.3 percent from deep in the second half, with Johnson knocking down all five of his threes in the period. Seniors Myles Dread and Sam Sessoms, as well as junior Seth Lundy, all contributed to the second-half onslaught.
Β 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Wildcats were four for their first six fom the floor and jumped out to an early 9-5 lead but an and-one bucket from graduate student John Harrar brought the score to 9-7 entering the first media timeout of the half.
  • Sessoms scored all eight Nittany Lion points following the pause, including two treys, but the Wildcats kept pace and the game entered the under-12 break knotted at 15.
  • Lundy knocked down two free throws at the 8:51 mark to pull the Nittany…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at Penn State University Athletics…