Penn State trips Northwestern
EVANSTON, Ill. – Jermaine Marshall and D.J. Newbill each scored 18 points to lead Penn State to a 66-59 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night.
Penn State (10-19, 2-15 Big Ten), last in the 12-team conference, scored the game’s first 12 points, withstood a Northwestern surge, then pulled away in the second half. The Nittany Lions’ only other conference win was at home against No. 7 Michigan on Feb. 27.
Northwestern (13-17, 4-13) has lost seven in a row.
Northwestern’s Alex Marcotullio, who scored a career-high 22 points, put the Wildcats ahead
54-53 with a 3-pointer with 6:13 to play. But Penn State scored the next six points, beginning with Sasa Borovnjak’s short jumper, and scored 13 of the game’s last 18 points. Borovnjak had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Reggie Hearn, who scored 11 points before fouling out with 3:07 to play, was the only other Northwestern player in double figures.
Mount Aloysius splits twin bill
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – After dropping a 9-0 decision to Mary Washington, Mount Aloysius rallied to deal a shutout of its own to down Mount St. Mary’s 8-0 on Thursday.
Taylor Mansfield tossed a no-hitter for the Mounties and went 2 for 3. Jalesa Westover had three hits and Emily Gearhart had two hits in the win.
Information was not provided from the Mounties’ loss to Mary Washington.
Mounties pin loss on Ursinus
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Cory Dick’s three hits – with two doubles – and four RBI paved the way for Mount Aloysius in an 11-4 win over Ursinus.
Ian Helsel was 2 for 3 and scored twice while winning pitcher Chris Nolan fanned three batters over seven innings.
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Junior Travis McKillop finished as the national runner-up at 184 pounds to lead a group of four Pitt-Johnstown All-Americans at the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships in Cleveland.
The Mountain Cats finished ninth in the team competition. Notre Dame (Ohio) College claimed the national team title.
Virginia edges past Pitt in semis
Virginia coach Tony Bennett keeps pushing his sixth-ranked Cavaliers for more in what is already the program’s best season in more than three decades.
Next up is the chance to do something that even Ralph Sampson couldn’t do: Win an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title.
Pitt marches on
Talib Zanna snatched down nearly every loose rebound, terrorizing No. 15 North Carolina on the boards to help Pittsburgh win what amounted to a road game in its new league tournament.
And for coach Jamie Dixon, it’s another sign that his Panthers are playing their best at the right time.
Pitt-Johnstown puts two wrestlers in semis
Pitt-Johnstown 125-pounder Dave Fogle and 184-pounder Travis McKillop (184) each won their first two matches Friday to reach the semifinals of the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Tournament.
The Mountain Cats still have four wrestlers alive, going into today’s action in eighth place with 27 points. They trail team competition leader Notre Dame College by 141⁄2 points.
UPJ coach confident of success
Sending five wrestlers to this point was the goal. Getting six to the NCAA Division II national tournament in Cleveland is gravy.
Pitt thumps Wake Forest
The foundation of Pittsburgh’s NCAA tournament resume has been its lack of bad losses.
The Panthers weren’t about to get one in their first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament game.
Penn State yields to Minnesota
Austin Hollins scored 18 points, Deandre Mathieu added 13 and Andre Hollins hit a late 3-pointer Thursday to give Minnesota a badly needed 63-56 win over Penn State in the Big Ten tournament.
The seventh-seeded Golden Gophers (20-12) advanced to Friday night’s quarterfinal against No. 12 Wisconsin with their third win in four games.
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