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PSU Beats Central Connecticut State 77-61

Big-10 Championship Day 1

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (KDKA/AP) Penn State started the second half with a hot start from Jeff Brooks, who scored 21 points, and Taran Buie, who added 14, as they pulled away from Central Connecticut State 77-61 Monday night.

The Nittany Lions (4-0) made their first 11 field-goal attempts of the second half, turning a 12-point halftime advantage into a 62-35 lead with 11:25 remaining.

Brooks was perfect from the field and free throw line in the game. He had 10 points in the first eight minutes.

Buie had nine points during an 11-0 run that gave the Nittany Lions a 36-21 lead with 1:48 left in the first half. Penn State led 38-26 at halftime.

Both Brooks and Buie had career highs in the game.

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