Clean Sweep: Penn State Men’s and Women’s Basketball Win Challenge Games
Jermaine Marshall stepped up in a big way with Tim Frazier in foul trouble early, and Frazier returned the favor late as the Nittany Lions won the sixth game for the Big 10 in the Big Ten/ACC challenge with a 62-54 victory over Boston College at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
With Frazier picking up two quick fouls, the red shirt sophomore scored 15 first half points to keep it close, as both teams struggled out of the gate with Boston College taking a 29-26 lead in to the break.
Penn State trailed by as much as six in the second half, but took the lead for good on a Frazier three with seven minutes to play, and controlled both ends of the glass as Frazier and Marshall finished with a team high 22 points a piece. Cameron Woodyard finished with a career best eight boards on the night See StateCollege.com for Ben Jones’s full recap from Penn State’s sixth win of the season.
In women’s action, the 16th ranked Lady Lions finished with back-to-back 100 point games for the first time since 1992, as Alex Bentley tallied a career high 15 assists for a double-double with 15 points as the Lady Lions also over came foul trouble from a star, Maggie Lucas, to knock off 14th ranked North Carolina, 103-84.
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