After getting blown out by No. 2 Kentucky by 38 points on Saturday, Penn State was able to regroup and down South Florida 53-49 on Sunday afternoon.
Junior guard Tim Frazier scored 27 points in the victory, a new career high, and Jermaine Marshall added 14 points off the bench to help the Nittany Lions go to 4-1 on the season.
If you like offense, the first half wasn't for you. Both teams struggled mightily shooting the ball in the first 20 minutes as the teams combined to shoot 24 percent and the score was tied 17-17 as the teams headed into the locker rooms.
Both teams started knocking down shots after halftime and Penn State shot 52 percent from the field in the second half.
The Lions trailed by five, with just over five minutes remaining, but went on a 12-1 run and never relinquished the lead.
The other four starters besides Frazier only managed to combine for five points, but Penn State's defense forced 19 South Florida turnovers and both Marshall and Frazier each had three steals to slow the Bulls' offense.
After their fifth game in eight days, the Lions will get a few days off before returning home to face Youngstown State at the Bryce Jordan Center, Wednesday night at 7.