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Indiana tops Penn State on college hoops

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POSTED January 23, 2012 1:10 a.m.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Cody Zeller scored 18 points and No. 11 Indiana rallied for a 73-54 victory over Penn State on Sunday, hours after the Nittany Lions learned of the death of former football coach Joe Paterno.

The team was told of Paterno’s death on the short bus ride from the hotel to Assembly Hall.

Team officials scrambled to get black strips attached to the players’ blue road jerseys.

Indiana officials held a moment of silence in honor of Paterno, the coach who won an NCAA-record 409 games and was fired in November after child sex-abuse charges were filed against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

For a half, it looked like Penn State (10-11, 2-6 Big Ten) would ride its defense to a third straight victory in Bloomington.

But Indiana (16-4, 4-4) scored the first four points of the second half to take a 31-29 lead and never trailed again in ending a three-game losing streak.

Tim Frazier had 21 points and Nick Colella added 11 for Penn State, which was coming off an upset of No. 22 Illinois but has lost four of five.

Virginia Tech 47, No. 15 Virginia 45

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Erick Green scored 15 points, including the free throws with 1:52 remaining to give Virginia Tech the lead, and Dorenzo Hudson had six points over the final 2:12 as the Hokies ended Virginia’s nine-game home winning streak.

Hudson, who finished with 12 points, hit a baby hook with 1:11 to go to give Virginia Tech a 44-41 lead. After a jumper by Jontel Evans pulled Virginia within a point, Hudson hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with 16.5 seconds left for the Hokies (12-7, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Virginia (15-3, 2-2) needed several shots to score at the other end, and when Joe Harris finally banked in a putback, only 1 second remained. Virginia shot 32.6 percent overall and missed 13 of 14 3-point attempts.

Evans, Harris and Mike Scott all scored 10 points for the Cavaliers.

Virginia came in second in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 50.4 points. The Hokies held the Cavaliers to a season-low in points.

Wisconsin 67, No. 22 Illinois 63


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Taylor scored 19 points and Jared Berggren added 18 to lead Wisconsin.

Taylor drove into the lane and hit a midrange jumper with 32 seconds left to give the Badgers (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten) a 62-57 lead in what had been a back-and-forth battle.

Wisconsin has won four straight after dropping three consecutive conference games.

The Illini (15-5, 4-3) were led by Meyers Leonard’s 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Joseph Bertrand added 15 points.

The Illini tied the game at 53-53 with 5:16 to play on a basket by Bertrand, but a jumper by Ben Brust put the Badgers up for good, 55-53, with just over 5 minutes left.

Illinois’ loss was its second straight since an upset of then-No. 5 Ohio State.

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