Lions Break Big Ten Road Losing Streak
This story originally published on FightOnState.com
Pat Chambers
Pat Chambers

Posted Mar 7, 2013


Penn State outlasts Northwestern in Evanston for coach Pat Chambers' first league road victory.

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Jermaine Marshall and D.J. Newbill each scored 18 points to lead Penn State to a 66-59 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night.

Penn State (10-19, 2-15 Big Ten), last in the 12-team conference, scored the game's first 12 points, withstood a Northwestern surge, then pulled away in the second half. The Nittany Lions' only other conference win was at home against No. 7 Michigan on Feb. 27.

Before Thursday, the Lions had lost 17 straight Big Ten road games and had never won a league road outing under second-year coach Pat Chambers.

Northwestern (13-17, 4-13) has lost seven in a row.

Northwestern's Alex Marcotullio, who scored a career-high 22 points, put the Wildcats ahead 54-53 with a 3-pointer with 6:13 to play. But Penn State scored the next six points, beginning with Sasa Borovnjak's short jumper, and scored 13 of the game's last 18 points. Borovnjak had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Reggie Hearn, who scored 11 points before fouling out with 3:07 to play, was the only other Northwestern player in double figures.


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