IU battles past Penn State

In a game that had 48 fouls, Penn State’s Sasa Borovnjak, center, is defended by IU’s Cody Zeller, left, and Tom Pritchard.

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In a game that had 48 fouls, Penn State’s Sasa Borovnjak, center, is defended by IU’s Cody Zeller, left, and Tom Pritchard.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — No. 11 Indiana dealt with Penn State's tough defense the only way it knew how — with a strong second half.

After a poor-shooting first half, the Hoosiers clamped down on defense and shot 65 percent field to rally for a 73-54 victory Sunday.

"Penn State plays as hard as anyone we'll face and as hard as anybody in the country will face," coach Tom Crean said.

The teams combined for 48 fouls. Freshman Cody Zeller led Indiana (16-4, 4-4 Big Ten) with 18 points. Jordan Hulls scored all of his 14 in the second half.

The Nittany Lions learned of former football coach Joe Paterno's death on their way to the game. Indiana held a moment of silence before tipoff, and Penn State players wore black ribbons.

"He loved basketball. He would always tell me a story about how he covered (Hall of Famer Bob) Cousy," Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said.

Va. Tech 47, no. 15 UVa 45: Dorenzo Hudson scored six in the final 2:12 as the Hokies ended the Cavaliers' nine-game home winning streak. Virginia (15-3, 2-2 ACC) shot 32.6 percent, hitting 1 of 14 3-pointers.

WIS. 67, NO. 22 ILLINOIS 63: Jordan Taylor scored 19 and Jared Berggren added 18 as the visiting Badgers sent the Illini (15-5, 4-3 Big Ten) to its second straight loss since an upset of Ohio State. Taylor's jumper with 32 seconds left gave Wisconsin a five-point lead in the back-and-forth game. Coach Bo Ryan said the Badgers had to scrap for a fourth straight win by necessity: "We have to do those things to be successful. We don't strike fear in a lot of hearts when we show up."

N.C. State 78, miami 73: The host Hurricanes (10-7, 1-3 ACC) couldn't overcome a 15-point second-half deficit. Former Gator Kenny Kadji had 20 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for Miami. "We have a lot more work to do than we originally thought," first-year Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga said.

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Gators fall at UK: Visiting Florida chipped away at a second-half deficit, pulling within 50-48 with 25.2 seconds left, but No. 6 Kentucky hit 7 of 8 free throws in the final 30 seconds to win 57-52. Jordan Jones led the Gators (13-7, 3-4 SEC) with 13 points. The Wildcats (18-2, 7-0) got only two points from A'dia Mathies, the SEC's third-leading scorer (16.1).

FSU routed at home: Natasha scored 13, one of three Seminoles in double figures, but host Florida State lost to Georgia Tech 79-55. The 'Noles (11-10, 3-4 ACC) had 24 turnovers.

No. 5 Duke 80, No. 8 Maryland 72: Haley Peters scored a career-high 21 and the host Blue Devils (16-2, 7-0 ACC) beat the Terrapins (18-2, 5-2) for their 10th straight win.

No. 10 Ohio St. 96, Ill. 84: Tayler Hill hit the go-ahead 3 and Samantha Prahalis scored eight straight Buckeyes points in the waning moments to lead host Ohio State (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten).

No. 15 Georgia 61, Miss. 47: The visiting Bulldogs (16-4, 5-2 SEC) led 43-15 at halftime.

No. 16 Del. 60, Drexel 49: Elena Delle Donne scored 21 as the host Blue Hens (16-1, 7-0 Colonial) never trailed.

Iowa St. 66, No. 17 Texas Tech 49: Hallie Christofferson had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the host Cyclones beat the Red Raiders (14-4, 2-4 Big 12).

No. 18 Louisville 64, No. 19 Georgetown 61: Shoni Schimmel scored 20 to carry the visiting Cardinals (16-4, 5-2 Big East). Sugar Rogers scored 24 for the Hoyas (15-5, 4-3).

No. 20 Nebraska 64, Minn. 49: Jordan Hooper scored 15 of her 23 in the first half for the host Cornhuskers (16-3, 5-2 Big Ten).

No. 22 Penn St. 68, Iowa 52: The host Nittany Lions (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) closed with a 20-2 run.

No. 24 UNC 60, N.C. State 50: Chay Shegog scored 16 for the visiting Heels (14-5, 4-2 ACC).

S. Carolina 65, No. 25 VandY 60, OT: The visiting Gamecocks sent the Commodores (14-5, 2-4 SEC) to their third straight conference loss.

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