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Maryland Beats Penn State, 62-39

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA/AP) — Penn State’s Talor Battle scored 21 points for the Nittany Lions (5-2) in one of the school’s biggest nonconference games since the Jordan Center opened in 1996; but it wasn’t enough as his team fell to the Maryland Terrapins (6-2) by a final score of 62-39 last night.

Jordan Williams of Maryland overcame a slow start and finished the game with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Dino Gregory, Sean Mosley and Terrell Stoglin had 10 points each for the Terps, playing their first true road game of the season. They had 12 first-half turnovers — six alone in the first five minutes, but held Penn State to 14 of 68 shooting (21 percent) on the night.

Both sides were sloppy, but Maryland clamped down defensively, and the Nittany Lions couldn’t hit shots when open. Williams and Stoglin combined for 12 points in a 14-2 run to open a 19-point lead midway through the second half.