Penn State vs. Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Penn State vs. Illinois: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Penn State 59
(8-18, 1-8 away)
Illinois 64
(20-8, 14-5 home)
Venue: Assembly Hall (IL)
8:15PM ET / 5:15PM PT, February 21, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Penn State 20 39 59
Illinois 29 35 64
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Penn State J Marshall 20 S Borovnjak 6 D (DJ) Newbill 5
Illinois D Richardson 18 S McLaurin 5 D Richardson 3

Penn State faced off with Illinois on Thursday, Feb. 21 and was beaten at home by the Fighting Illini 64-59 in conference play. The Nittany Lions got a good performance from Jermaine Marshall, who got a game-high 20 points and four rebounds. Sasa Borovnjak also had a strong game, scoring 17 points and adding six rebounds. For the Fighting Illini, D.J. Richardson finished with a team-high 18 points and three rebounds. The Nittany Lions are on a five-game losing streak. Penn State (8-18, 0-14 Big Ten) welcomes seventh-ranked Michigan (22-4, 9-4 Big Ten) on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Penn State Game Notes

  • PSU beat the spread by 10 points. That makes the 10th time this season the Nittany Lions have beaten the spread.
  • The Nittany Lions have been unlucky three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Penn State is 34-26 in close games.
  • Penn State has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-9) after recording 34 or fewer rebounds.
  • When the opposition records 23 or more free throws made this season, Penn State has lost 100 percent of the time (0-6).
  • When the opposition commits 11 or fewer turnovers this season, Penn State has lost 85 percent of the time (2-11).
  • The Nittany Lions set a season high for three-pointers (eight).
  • Penn State has recorded fewer free throws made than their opponents for the past 14 games.
  • Jermaine Marshall accounted for 33.8 percent of the team's points.
  • Jermaine Marshall has led the team in scoring in 11 out of 26 games this season.
  • Devonte (DJ) Newbill has 10 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the seventh 20-point game of Jermaine Marshall's career.
  • Jermaine Marshall has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Jermaine Marshall had a career high with four three-pointers.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Ross Travis.
  • Sasa Borovnjak has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Sasa Borovnjak had career highs with 17 points and seven field goals made.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Kevin Montminy.

Illinois Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (D.J. Richardson and Brandon Paul) accounted for 53.1 percent of the points.
  • D.J. Richardson has led the team in scoring six times in 28 games this season.
  • D.J. Richardson has nine straight double-digit point games.
PSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJ. Marshall362043102
ASasa Borovnjak311760011
BD. Newbill391235107
B-Ross Travis35462112
C+Nick Colella28621001
CJonathan Graham9040000
D+Brandon Taylor16030101
-Kevin Montminy3010001
Illini PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+D.J. Richardson371833002
B+Brandon Paul331632200
C+Sam McLaurin28650010
CMyke Henry10700001
CJoseph Bertrand24620201
CNnanna Egwu25720102
C-Tracy Abrams26313002
DTyler Griffey17120002

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