Cornley leads Penn State past Indiana 66-51

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Jamelle Cornley had 22 points and six rebounds, leading sixth-seeded Penn State past Indiana for a 66-51 victory in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.

The sixth-seeded Nittany Lions (22-10) won for the fourth time in six games and advanced to Friday’s semifinals against third-seeded Purdue. Another win would put Penn State in Saturday’s semifinals and likely lock up their first NCAA tournament bid since 2001.

Indiana (6-25) was led by Verdell Jones with 23 points. But the Hoosiers lost their 10th straight and finished with the school’s lowest win total since 1915-16.

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 Top Performers
 Indiana
Verdell Jones III Verdell Jones III
7-11,  23 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Penn St.
Jamelle Cornley Jamelle Cornley
9-12,  22 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

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