Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Penn State Survives Virginia Rally 69-66

Talor Battle scored a career high 32 points as the Nittany Lions held off a late comeback from the Cavs. Penn State trailed by as many as 10 in the first half before a 13-2 run in the second half gave the Lions a lead they would not give up. Tim Frazier chipped in with 11 points but this game was all about Battle. Battle was 9-of-15 from the floor and 5-of-9 from downtown. Virginia was led by Sylven Landesberg who scored 18 and Sammy Zeglinski who just couldn't miss hitting 3's down the stretch to get U.Va back in the game. He did miss the one that would matter most, at the buzzer. This was the third straight win for Penn State in the Big 10/ACC Challenge. Up next for the Lions (5-2) is a short drive to Philly to take on Temple (4-2) this Saturday at 4. Go Lions!