STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – Penn State guard Talor Battle drained a 3-pointer late in the game to lead the Nittany Lions to a 66-63 win over Minnesota on Thursday night.
Battle scored 21 of his 28 points from behind the 3-point line and teammate David Jackson added 13 points and five rebounds.
Penn State led most of the game, and Jackson’s 3-pointer with just over 11 minutes left gave the Nittany Lions a 10-point lead.
The Golden Gophers fought back and took a three-point lead with 2:09 left in the game.
The Nittany Lions answered with the 8-0 run including Battle’s deep 3 with 1:12 left. They were aided by back-to-back turnovers by the Gophers, and Battle’s foul shot with five seconds left put Penn State up by three.
The Nittany Lions have four games remaining in the season and will face No. 10 Wisconsin this Sunday on the road at 6 p.m.