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2009-04-02 20:22:47

Jamelle Cornley led a second-half surge Thursday that brought Penn State a 69-63 win over Baylor and the championship of the National Invitation Tournament. Penn State, which finished sixth in the Big Ten this season, defeated George Mason, Rhode Island, Florida, Notre Dame and the surprising Baylor Bears to capture the title. The Nittany Lions (27-11) faced a four-point deficit at halftime, but Cornley came through with 18 points and Penn State pulled away by making 54 percent of its shots...

2009-03-25 00:02:25

Jamelle Cornley notched 23 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday, sending Penn State past Florida 71-62 and into the NIT semifinals. Cornley's double-double helped earn the Nittany Lions a trip to New York City where they will face the winner of the Kentucky vs. Notre Dame matchup in the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden. Cornley played despite a recently dislocated shoulder that caused him to miss the second-round game against Rhode Island. Even with his arm heavily taped, Cornley was a...

2009-03-15 17:58:10

E'Twaun Moore's 17 points and four rebounds Sunday led Purdue to a 65-61 win over Ohio State and the Big Ten Conference title at Indianapolis. Purdue had to rally back from a 30-25 halftime deficit against the upstart and young Buckeyes, who learned after the loss they would not be going to the NCAA Tournament. Moore scored eight points, six on 3-pointers, to give Purdue a 50-43 lead with 10:02 left, and the closest Ohio State came was 58-55 with 1:33 left. JaJuan Johnson scored 16 with four...

2009-03-14 18:36:17

Evan Turner's team-high 18 points led Ohio State's 82-70 upset of sixth-ranked Michigan State Saturday in the Big Ten Conference semifinals in Indianapolis. OSU led 34-29 at the half, and then widened the margin to 54-41 with 11:24 left following a three-point play by B.J. Mullens and Jeremie Simmons' 3-pointer. From that point, Michigan State trailed by at least 10 points until the end. Kalin Lucas led Michigan State with 17 points and Korie Lucious added 16 points. The Spartans (26-6) have...

2009-03-14 16:20:34

Evan Turner's team-high 18 points led Ohio State's 82-70 upset of sixth-ranked Michigan State in the Big Ten Conference semifinals in Indianapolis. OSU led 34-29 at the half, then widened the margin to 54-41 with 11:24 left following a three-point play by B.J. Mullens and Jeremie Simmons' 3-pointer. From that point, Michigan State trailed by at least 10 points until the end. Jon Diebler had 17 points and five rebounds. William Buford scored 14 with nine rebounds, and Mullens added 12 with...

2009-03-13 15:26:20

Michigan State's bench scored 25 first half points Friday on the way to a 64-56 Big Ten tournament quarterfinal win over Minnesota at Indianapolis. The 16th-ranked Spartans (26-5), the tournament's top seed after winning the regular season crown, held a 33-30 lead at the break. Michigan State used an 8-0 run to forge a 51-41 advantage after Kalin Lucas sank two free throws with 7:05 remaining. Overall, reserves Chris Allen and Marquise Gray scored 17 and 11 points, respectively. Lucas, the...

2009-03-12 20:28:10

Lawrence Westbrook touched off a game-closing run Thursday that brought Minnesota a 66-53 victory over Northwestern to open the Big Ten Tournament. The Golden Gophers further advanced their claim to an at-large berth in the NCAA tourney by breaking open a tie game with a 16-3 spurt to finish the contest. Michigan and Penn State also advanced past the opening round of the tournament, which reaches the quarterfinal stage Friday. Minnesota improved to 22-9, with Westbrook scoring 14 points and...

2009-03-08 15:18:02

Kalin Lucas scored a game-high 21 points Sunday, leading eighth-ranked Michigan State to a 62-51 Big Ten Conference win over 20th-ranked Purdue. MSU won after facing a 31-29 halftime deficit, but Lucas's jumper put Michigan State up by 47-35 with 6:10 left. Later, after Purdue's Nemanja Calasan sank a 3-pointer, an 11-3 run gave MSU a 60-46 advantage with just 1:04 left, and the Spartans were home free. Goran Suton scored 11 with 10 rebounds. Raymar Morgan scored seven with seven rebounds,...

2009-03-03 21:26:23

Kalin Lucas and Raymar Morgan combined for 29 points Tuesday, helping eighth-ranked Michigan State beat Indiana 64-59. Lucas tallied 15 points and Morgan 14 to give Michigan State its first Big Ten championship since 2001. Durrell Summers had 10 points for Michigan State (24-5, 14-3 Big Ten), which has won four straight since losing to Purdue on Feb. 17. The Spartans will host the Boilermakers in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday. Verdell Jones led Indiana (6-23, 1-16) with 15...

2009-03-01 18:53:22

No. 9 Michigan State quelled a late rally Sunday and clinched at least a tie for the Big Ten regular-season title with a 74-66 win over 20th-ranked Illinois. The Spartans held a 37-30 halftime advantage only to slide into a 58-58 tie when Illinois' Jeff Jordan made a steal and subsequent layup with 7:18 left. From that point, MSU closed with a 16-8 spurt and ruined Illinois' Senior Day. Kalin Lucas scored 18 points with four assists. Raymar Morgan scored 14 with six rebounds, while Delvon Roe...


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