Northwestern vs. Penn State: Recap and Stats

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Northwestern vs. Penn State: Recap and Stats
Northwestern 70
(10-6, 4-1 away)
Penn State 54
(8-7, 7-5 home)
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Northwestern 33 37 70
Penn State 18 36 54
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Northwestern R Hearn 14 J Swopshire 5 D Sobolewski 4
Penn State T Frazier 16 R Travis 7 D (DJ) Newbill 3

Northwestern squared off with Penn State on Thursday, January 10th and easily defeated the Nittany Lions 70-54 in conference play. It was all Northwestern from the beginning and they led 33-18 at the half. The Wildcats got the win with 17 points and seven rebounds from Jared Swopshire. Dave Sobolewski had a team-high 18 points and added five assists. For the Nittany Lions, Devonte (DJ) Newbill got a game-high 20 points and four rebounds. Next up for Northwestern (10-6, 1-2 Big Ten) is Iowa (11-5, 0-3 Big Ten) on Sunday, January 13th at home.

Northwestern Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 4:35 left to go.
  • Northwestern started 10-6 during the 2008, 2006, and 2001 seasons (since 1996).
  • NU beat the spread by 18.0 points. That makes the 7th time this season the Wildcats have beaten the spread.
  • The Wildcats have won 100% of the time this season (7-0) after recording 70 or more total points.
  • Northwestern has won 100% of the time this season (7-0) when its had a field goal percentage of 45.8% or better.
  • NU has won 86% of the time this season (6-1) when opponents record 54 or fewer total points.
  • NU has won 80% of the time this season (4-1) after holding an opponent to under 31.6% field goal percentage.
  • This season Northwestern has won 71% of the time (5-2) when Reggie Hearn has 14 points or more, 100% of the time (5-0) when Dave Sobolewski has 3 three-pointers or more, and 80% of the time (4-1) when Jared Swopshire has 7 rebounds or more.
  • The Wildcats set a season high for blocks.
  • Reggie Hearn recorded a team season high in free throws attempted with 11.
  • The top two scorers (Dave Sobolewski and Jared Swopshire) accounted for 50.0% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Alex Olah and Jared Swopshire) accounted for 45.4% of the rebounds.
  • Dave Sobolewski has led the team in scoring in 4 out of 16 games this season.
  • Dave Sobolewski had a career high with 7 field goals made.

Penn State Game Notes

  • Penn State lost and did not cover the spread.
  • This loss extended the Nittany Lions losing streak to 3 games.
  • Devonte (DJ) Newbill accounted for 37.0% of the team's points.
  • Devonte (DJ) Newbill has led the team in scoring 5 times in 15 games this season.
  • Ross Travis has led the team in rebounding 10 times in 15 games this season.
  • This marks the 5th 20-point game of Devonte (DJ) Newbill's career.
  • Jermaine Marshall has 3 straight double-digit point games.
NU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Jared Swopshire371773010
A+Dave Sobolewski351835211
B+Reggie Hearn301440110
B+Mike Turner16231120
B-Alex Olah22280122
C+Kale Abrahamson271031002
C+A. Marcotullio14222000
CTre Demps16500101
PSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AD. Newbill362043102
B-J. Marshall331302011
C+Nick Colella28331100
CKevin Montminy12320000
CRoss Travis28490012
CJonathan Graham10220010
CSasa Borovnjak26750003
D+Brandon Taylor20250003
-Donovon Jack5010000

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