Ohio State Ends Penn State’s Cinderella Big Ten Run
Penn State’s miracle run through the Big Ten Tournament came to an end in the tournament final on Sunday at the hands of Ohio State as the Buckeyes defeated in the Nittany Lions 71-60.
Talor Battle finished the game with 24 points, the 17th 20-point game of his career, and Jeff Brooks added 19 points. Tim Frazier was held to only 5 points after his 22-point explosion on Saturday due to foul trouble throughout the game.
Jon Diebler had his usual great game against Penn State, scoring 15 points and grabbing six rebounds. William Buford led Ohio State with 18 points and freshman phenom Jared Sullinger added a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Ohio State is now an undisputed 1-seed in the tournament and most believe that Penn State (19-14) should be in the tournament as well. The Nittany Lions will learn their fate at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday as the NCAA Tournament selection committee will unveil their brackets on CBS.