Boxscore
Penn St. 69, Iowa 64
Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
Officials - Bo Boroski, Michael Kitts, Tom O'Neill
Attendance - 6794

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Iowa 24 40 64
Penn St. 38 31 69

Recap


PENN STATE 69, IOWA 64: Tim Frazier bounced back from a poor first half as the Nittany Lions held off a second-half surge to defeat the Hawkeyes and avenge a blowout loss to their Big Ten rival just 12 days earlier.
 
Frazier, the conference’s second-leading scorer, scored 14 of his18 points in the second half for Penn State (12-15, 4-10 Big Ten), which has won two straight games for the first time since Dec. 18-21.
 
The victory helped the Nittany Lions avoid a season sweep after the Hawkeyes secured a 77-64 win in Iowa on Feb. 4.
 
Penn State held Iowa (13-13, 5-8) scoreless over a five-minute stretch as it took a 10-point lead midway through the first half and extended that lead to 14 at the break when it closed with a 6-0 run.
 
But Matt Gatens exploded over the final 20 minutes, hitting five 3-pointers in the second half as the Hawkeyes trimmed the lead to three points on four different occasions, the last coming with 1:25 left.
 
However, Iowa's Melsahn Basabe missed a pair of free throws for the conference’s best free-throw shooting team that could have cut the lead even further while Penn State hit three of its final four attempts from the stripe.
 
Gatens finished with a game-high 21 points and freshman Aaron White posted his second straight double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes, who have dropped five straight on the road.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: It took just over eight minutes into the second half for Iowa to match its first-half total of seven field goals. … Gatens went 0 for 5 from the field in the first half, then nailed his next five attempts, all of which were 3-pointers. … Penn State is 3-1 in its last four home games.

Iowa Hawkeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Roy-Devyn Marble 40:00 4-10 0-2 5-7 2 6 8 6 1 1 3 0 13
Zach McCabe 23:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 2 5 0 3 2 2
Josh Oglesby 27:00 1-7 0-5 1-3 0 3 3 3 3 1 0 0 3
Aaron White 34:00 6-11 1-3 3-4 3 7 10 1 1 1 4 3 16
Matt Gatens 38:00 6-13 5-7 4-4 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 1 21
Eric May 5:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Melsahn Basabe 20:00 2-3 0-0 3-7 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 7
Gabriel Olaseni 6:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 0
Andrew Brommer 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-49 6-18 18-27 9 22 31 13 18 6 12 7 64
  40.8% 33.3% 66.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 12

Penn St. Nittany Lions

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Tim Frazier 34:00 6-13 0-1 6-6 1 2 3 4 4 4 2 0 18
Jonathan Graham 27:00 3-3 0-0 4-4 3 3 6 0 4 0 2 2 10
Ross Travis 17:00 1-3 0-0 0-2 1 5 6 1 1 0 1 0 2
Nick Colella 31:00 2-6 1-5 4-4 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 9
Cammeron Woodyard 19:00 4-9 2-5 3-4 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 13
Sasa Borovnjak 13:00 1-4 0-0 2-4 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
Jermaine Marshall 35:00 4-12 2-5 0-0 2 5 7 1 3 1 1 0 10
Matt Glover 24:00 0-3 0-1 3-4 0 3 3 4 3 2 2 0 3
Kevin Montminy 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-53 5-17 22-28 11 20 31 11 22 7 8 3 69
  39.6% 29.4% 78.6% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8
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