Saint Joseph’s 79, Penn State 67

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Ahmad Nivins scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Darrin Govens scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half as Saint Joseph’s defeated Penn State 79-67 on Saturday.

Rob Ferguson scored 15 points and Pat Calathes 14 for Saint Joseph’s (4-2), which was playing its third game in five days.

Geary Claxton had 20 points and Danny Morrissey 10 for Penn State (3-4), which had its nine-game winning streak against the Hawks stopped.

Penn State led 35-34 early in the second half and trailed 48-42 with 12:51 to play.

The Hawks then went on a 13-0 run, capped by consecutive 3-pointers by Govens and Ferguson, to take a 61-42 lead. The score reached 78-54 with 2:50 to play before Penn State closed with a late flurry.

Penn State leads the series 13-9 and last lost to the Hawks in March 1988.

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 Penn St.
G. Claxton G. Claxton
7-15,  20 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
 St. Joseph's
A. Nivins A. Nivins
8-12,  25 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists

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