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Badgers get road win at Penn State

Wisconsin Badgers basketball
Wisconsin Badgers basketball

UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn (WSAU-TSN)  Josh Gasser had 15 points, Ben Brust scored 14 and 14th-ranked Wisconsin fended off Penn State, 71-66, at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Gasser and Brust accounted for seven of the Badgers' eight made 3-pointers. Gasser knocked down one of his three treys to make it 43-33 early in the second half.

Penn State, seeking its second straight home win over a ranked opponent, got within two three times, but couldn't move ahead.

A Tim Frazier shot in the lane cut the Nittany Lions' deficit to 66-64 with 18.2 seconds remaining. Traevon Jackson then made four free throws around a missed 3-pointer by D.J. Newbill to seal Wisconsin's seventh consecutive win.

Jackson finished with 13 points and five assists for the Badgers (24-5, 11-5 Big Ten).

Newbill scored 23 points to pace the Nittany Lions (14-15, 5-11), who posted a 65-63 victory over No. 22 Ohio State on Thursday.

The Badgers led by as many as nine points in the first half before taking a 31-27 advantage to the break.

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