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Penn State Basketball: Iowa Blasts Past Nittany Lions 73-49

by on February 03, 2016 9:00 PM
University Park, PA

How It Happened/It Was Over When:

Penn State went down 24-9 with just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half. True to form though the Nittany Lions cut into the early deficit to make it a 29-20 margin with just under six minutes to go in the opening frame. The 11-5 run seemingly got Penn State back into the action despite a dismal start, but Iowa responded with a 16-6 run to close out the half and give Iowa a 45-26 halftime lead. Brandon Taylor finished the half with three fouls after picking up two early violations.

The Nittany Lions never mounted a charge in the second half.

Stat Of The Game:

Penn State lost 73-49 but the Nittany Lions only made four fewer baskets than the Hawkeyes. The Nittany Lions actually attempted 69 shots, making 21 while Iowa attempted 54 and made 25. Penn State went 1-of-20 from beyond the arc while Iowa went 17-of-26 from the free throw line.

Iowa won the battle on the boards 45-40 but turned the ball over 11 times to Penn State's 10.

Player Of The Game:

Jarrod Uthoff had 14 points to lead Iowa while Adam Woodbury had a career high 15 rebounds on the night. Overall the Hawkeyes had a balanced effort on the offensive end with three starters in double figures and three players off the bench with 8 points. Brandon Taylor went 7-of-20 from the field to lead Penn State and was the only player in double figures. He also added 11 rebounds to the effort.

Next Up:

Penn State faces hot and rising Indiana at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday at 8:00.



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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