STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Kendall Stephens scored 22 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime, and Purdue pulled out an 84-77 victory over Penn State on Saturday.
The Boilermakers (11-7, 3-2 Big Ten) trailed throughout the second half, save for one tie, but Stephens’ shot from the left corner knotted the score before Purdue outscored Penn State (12-6, 0-5) 17-10 in overtime.
The Nittany Lions fell for the fifth straight time and are in last place in the Big Ten; previously winless Minnesota recorded its first conference victory over Rutgers on Saturday.
A.J. Hammons scored 21 points off the bench for Purdue while Jon Octeus and Vince Edwards added 13 and 11 points, respectively, as the Boilermakers shot 48.3 percent from the field (28 of 58).
Penn State’s D.J. Newbill, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, led Penn State with 37 points but no other Nittany…
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