Penn State played well in the first half of the 2011 Big Ten Basketball Championship, but Ohio State has come out guns blazing in the second half as they have steadily pulled away from the Nittany Lions. Their lead was only six points at the half, but at the under eight minute media timeout, Ohio State had gotten out to a 55-38 lead. Jared Sullinger has upped his game in the second half and the entire team is shooting well from behind the three point line. William Buford has almost certainly been the player of the game so far, scoring 16 points on 7-13 shooting.
In the second half, Penn State has been completely out-worked in every facet of the game. Ohio State are passing better, shooting better, and rebounding better. In the end, their athleticism and shooting ability has been way too much for the Nittany Lions to cope with.