Penn State edges Ohio State, 71-70, in overtime

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D.J. Newbill hit a pull-up jumper over Aaron Craft with two seconds left in overtime, lifting Penn State to a 71-70 Big Ten Conference victory Wednesday night against No. 24 Ohio State at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio, and ending years of futility against the Buckeyes.

Newbill, who led the Nittany Lions (11-10, 2-6) with 25 points, hit a 3 that forced overtime. Brandon Taylor added 19 points and Graham Woodward had 11 as Penn State ended Ohio State's string of victories in the series at 18.

LaQuinton Ross scored 16 points, Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 15 and Amir Williams added 12 for Ohio State (16-5, 3-5), which has lost five of six after a 15-0 start that saw it rise to No. 3 in the polls.

Buckeyes coach Thad Matta was 17-0 against Penn State since taking over as head coach in 2004-05.

Penn State improved to 2-11 at Value City Arena and is 3-4 on the road this season, winning for the first time in Big Ten play after losing their first three.

More men

Duquesne 71, NJIT 64: Ovie Soko had 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Dukes (10-9) to a come-from-behind victory on the road against NJIT (9-14). Duquesne trailed by 10 points midway through the second half before taking the lead on a Derrick Colter 3-pointer with 3:58 left to go up, 59-58. The Dukes closed the game on a 12-6 run.

Women

Duquesne 64, George Mason 45: Wumi Agunbiade scored a game-high 16 points and Raegan Moore added 15 as the Dukes (15-6, 7-1 Atlantic 10) tied a program record with their current six-game winning streak. Janaa Pickard had 12 points to lead the Patriots (6-15, 0-8).

West Virginia 67, Iowa State 56: Despite a 20-point effort from Cyclones forward Hallie Christofferson, No. 20 West Virginia (18-3, 7-2 Big 12) rumbled past No. 23 Iowa State (15-5, 4-5) behind double-digit point totals from four players and a 14-point, 11-rebound outing from center Asya Bussie.


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