MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KDKA/AP) – Penn State senior Talor Battle is still fighting for a chance to make his first NCAA tournament.

Battle had 22 points to lead the Nittany Lions (16-13) to a 66-63 win over conference rival Minnesota on Sunday.

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Jeff Brooks added 20 points, seven rebounds, one assist and three blocks in the win.

Battle will finish his career at Penn State as only the third player in Division I history to post 2,000 points, 600 rebounds and 500 assists in a career.

At the beginning of February, Penn State lost three straight games against conference opponents and their hopes of playing in the NCAA tournament were fading. But, Penn State was able to win four of their last six games to finish in a four-way tie for fourth place in the Big Ten Conference with a record of 9-9.

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Penn State will be ranked sixth when they begin the Big Ten Conference Tournament on Thursday and will face Indiana  at 7:30 p.m.

The Nittany Lions beat the Hoosiers 69-60 on the road earlier this season.


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