The Nittany Lions (8-19), who are now 0-13 in Big Ten play, showed desperation for their first Big Ten victory and clawed their way to a 18-11 lead halfway through the first half. But the Wolverines responded, chipping away at the deficit to find themselves tied at 32 by halftime.
Michigan (22-4) scored the first six points of the second half, but again, Penn State took the punch well by keeping the Wolverines' lead within single-digits. In the second half, the Penn State defense that had held Michigan to 36 percent shooting in the first half caved, allowing 58 percent in the second as Michigan made enough plays down the stretch to separate for the win.
The Wolverines ended up shooting 47 percent for the game.