INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 12: Tim Frazier #23 of the Penn State Nittany Lions attempts a shot against Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans during the semifinals of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 12, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Penn State added another win to the Big Ten's ledger in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, taking advantage of Boston College, in the midst of a legendarily bad start for the Eagles.
Though Boston College is sloughing through an awful beginning to the season, it doesn't make this next statement any less surprising: the Penn St. Nittany Lions have won a road game in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. In basketball. The Nittany Lions traveled to Chestnut Hill and gave the Eagles their fifth loss already this year.
Penn State was led by a duo of dynamic scorers dropping double deuces. Junior guard Tim Frazier and sophomore guard Jermaine Marshall each scored 22 points, accounting for more than two-thirds of the Nittany Lions' total points. The two guards combined to shoot 15-28 from the field, 6-11 from the three-point line and, surprisingly, 12 rebounds. They are now 6-2 on the season, a good jump start on what's sure to be a brutal conference schedule considering how strong the Big Ten is this season.
The Eagles, meanwhile, kept their early season string of terrible performances. They're just 2-5 this season, and the Nittany Lions were the first Big Six school they've faced. Their two victories came by a combined seven points over the University of New Hampshire and UC Riverside (in overtime), and they've lost to such luminaries as Holy Cross and New Mexico. They were led by guard Matt Humphrey with 15 points.