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Indiana notches first Big Ten win of season, 87-85 over Penn State

But it takes overtime to do it
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Posted at 11:06 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 23:09:43-05

BLOOMINGTON — Indiana blew a 12-point second half lead to Penn State, but won the game in overtime, 87-85 Wednesday at Assembly Hall.

It's the season's first Big Ten victory for the Hoosiers who are 6-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

IU had a five point halftime lead and went up by 12 midway into the second half. But the Nittany Lions fought back and took a one point lead with 22-seconds left. The game went into overtime after Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis missed the second of two free throws.

Penn State tied the game with 43-seconds left in the extra period. The Hoosiers then pulled it out when Rob Phinisee hit a floater with 13-seconds left.

Jackson-Davis led Indiana with 21-points. Al Durham has 18 and Armaan Franklin added 16.

Penn State falls to 3-4 overall and 0-3 in Big Ten play.