For the majority of the season, it has been a two-man show for Penn State as guards D.J. Newbill and Jermaine Marshall shouldered most of the load.
On Monday night, the duo was recognized for doing so.
Newbill and Marshall — the second highest scoring tandem in the Big Ten — earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors by both the coaches and voting media. The two were also the highest scoring duo at Penn State since 2000-01.
Newbill and Marshall ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, among the Big Ten's scoring leaders in 2012-13.
Newbill, who took over at the point for the Nittany Lions when 2011-12 All-Big Ten first team guard Tim Frazier ruptured his Achilles against Akron on Nov. 18, put up solid statistics and showed vast progress over the course of the season.
The transfer from Southern Mississippi averaged 16.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game and scored 20 or more points on nine occasions in 2012-13. Outside of stats, Newbill continued to make strides at the point as he transformed from a true "No. 2 guard" to a distributor and select shooter.
Marshall, a shooting specialist from mid-range, compiled 15.5 points, 4.5 boards and 2.4 dimes per game.
The junior, who has tallied 19.2 points over his last five games, has shown the propensity to take over games for Penn State, like his 25-point heroics in the Lions' upset of then-ranked No. 4 Michigan on Feb. 27. Newbill also chipped in 17 points against the Wolverines in the stunner.
The duo will look for the same type of success as Penn State will square off with Michigan on Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Big Ten tournament in Chicago.