Penn State Pulls Away Late, Beats Northwestern 81-78

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Izaiah Brockington scored 21 points including a pair of late free throws to help Penn State hold off Northwestern for an 81-78 victory.

Penn State (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten) has won consecutive games since ending a five-game losing streak.

Northwestern (6-8, 3-7) has lost seven straight, six against ranked teams.

Penn State’s Seth Lundy made a 3-pointer to spark a 10-0 run for a 79-73 lead with 1:10 remaining.

Northwestern pulled to 79-78 before Brockington added two free throws with seven seconds left and Chase Audige missed a potential tying 3 at the buzzer.

Miller Kopp scored 19 points to lead Northwestern.

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