STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Vincent Edwards scored 14 points and hit three 3-pointers to help No. 14 Purdue secured an overtime 74-70 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night.

Isaac Haas added 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds, while Dakota Mathias scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3 Big Ten).

P.J. Thompson and Ryan Cline, who was a key figure during the overtime period, each scored 11 points, while Caleb Swanigan flirted with a double-double after finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds for Purdue, which won six in a row.

Tony Carr led Penn State with 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

Lamar Stevens added 18 points with seven rebounds and Mike Watkins finished with 11 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and two steals for the Nittany Lions (14-14, 6-9), who were losing two straight.

Shep Garner scored 10 points in the defeat for Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center.

The Nittany Lions led by as many as 10 points midway through the first half and went into the halftime break with a 33-29 advantage.

However, Purdue battled back to take the lead at 47-46 with 10:13 left before extending the advantage to eight points with 3:22 remaining.

Penn State never gave up and capped off a 10-2 run with four straight baskets from Carr to send the game into overtime.

Cline came back to hit back-to-back three-pointers during the extra period to seal the win for the Boilermakers.


Milton Blake has been with SportingAlert since first launch. The former college basketball player enjoys covering college sports, with NCAA basketball mainly on his list.

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