In a season full of losses, Penn State's most heart-breaking defeat came in the team's home finale.
Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift his team over the Nittany Lions, 63-60, on Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State guard D.J. Newbill hit a game-tying jumper with 5.6 seconds left, but his heroics were quickly set aside as Jackson drove down the left side, pulled up and buried a shot over Kevin Montminy.
Nick Colella forced a jumpball on the Wisconsin inbound play after Newbill's jumper, but the possession arrow was not in Penn State's favor.
The lead changed 18 times throughout the game after Penn State battled back from a nine-point first-half deficit against the No. 22 Badgers (21-10, 12-6 Big Ten). Jermaine Marshall led the Lions (10-20, 2-16) in scoring with 23 points, while Newbill almost equaled him with 22.
Jackson (15 points) was the leading scorer for coach Bo Ryan's team, while Sam Dekker (14 points), Ben Brust (13 points), and Jared Berggren (12 points) all finished in double figures.
It was the final home game for Colella and Sasa Borovnjak, who combined to total six points and seven rebounds in the contest. Penn State will now head to Chicago for the Big Ten Tourament, which begins Thursday.
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