Balanced Wisconsin holds off Penn State 60-51

The Associated PressJanuary 4, 2013
Balanced Wisconsin holds off Penn State 60-51
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Wisconsin's Jared Berggren (40) dunks over Penn State's Sasa Borovnjak (21), Ross Travis (43) and D.J. Newbill during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Ryan Evans scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Wisconsin held off Penn State 60-51 Thursday night in the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams.

Penn State (8-5, 0-1 Big Ten) trailed 50-49 with under 3 minutes left. But the Badgers (10-4, 1-0) finished the game on an 11-2 run, finally finding their shooting touch from the free-throw line. They hit just 9 of their first 20 from the line but converted 4 of 6 in the final minutes.

Ben Brust and Jared Berggren also scored 13 points apiece for Wisconsin.

Jermaine Marshall scored 19 points for Penn State, while D.J. Newbill added 12.