Penn State holds off Cornell 74-67

The Associated Press

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) Penn State overcame a cold night of shooting with some clutch 3-pointers Wednesday as the Nittany Lions held off Cornell 74-67.

Tim Frazier had 17 points for Penn State (8-5), Cammeron Woodyard and Trey Lewis added 13 each and Jermaine Marshall had 12. The Nittany Lions, who shot 38 percent from the field, connected on 7 of 14 3-pointers in the second half.

Cornell's Drew Ferry scored 20 points, making 6 of 11 from 3-point range. The Big Red (4-6), which squandered an eight-point first-half lead, shot 38 percent from the field.

Marshall's driving layup gave Penn State a 68-64 lead with 35 seconds left and Billy Oliver drew a charge by Cornell point guard Chris Wroblewski on the ensuing possession.

Woodyard made two free throws and Ferry answered with a 3-pointer to pull Cornell within three, 70-67. Free throws by Woodyard and Frazier accounted for the final margin.

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