The Penn State men's basketball team was in prime position to knock off another ranked opponent as the Nittany Lions had No. 2 Ohio State on the ropes late in the game.
However, the Buckeyes' freshman standout, Jared Sullinger, took over and scored six points in the final minute, leading the Buckeyes to a 69-66 win to keep them undefeated.
Tied 66-66, Sullinger posted up Billy Oliver and scored on a jump hook. Oliver also was called for a foul on the play, and Sullinger made the free throw. On the Buckeyes' previous possession, Sullinger converted a basket and free throw after a foul that would force Lions center Andrew Jones to the bench with his fifth foul.
The Lions (10-7, 3-3 Big Ten) led by one with under three minutes left after trailing by as many as 10. Senior forward D.J. Jackson converted a three-point play to tie the game with 44 seconds left, setting up Sullinger's game-winning play.
Talor Battle's 3-point attempt as time expired failed to hit rim.
Sullinger finished with 19 points, as did fellow freshman Aaron Craft, who defending Battle and held him to 1-of-10 shooting from 3-point range.