Penn State Vs. No. 15 Wisconsin: Badgers Blow Lead, But Hold On For 10-Point Win

The Wisconsin Badgers held on for a 66-56 win over Penn State on Sunday, after leading by as many as 20 points in the second half. The Badgers went 11-for-22 from beyond the 3-point arc.

The Wisconsin Badgers were up as many as 20 points in the second half, but a 16-1 run by the Penn State Nittany Lions made made things interesting late. The Badgers shot extremely well from beyond the arc in the first half, but hit a customary cold patch during Penn State's run. Jared Berggren had eight points in the final 5:35 to end the funk, leading Wisconsin to a 65-55 victory.

The 6'10 center was deadly from beyond the arc, going 3-of-3 on the day to finish up with 13 points. Josh Gasser also had a nice night shooting, going 3-of-5 from long distance to lead Wisconsin with 15 points. For the night the Badgers were 11-of-22 from three-point range, besting their 42.6 percent shooting percentage from the field.

The uncharacteristically strong shooting night for Wisconsin was nearly undone by Nittany Lions point guard Tim Frazier, who finished with 20 points, eight of them coming during Penn State's big run. A lack of scoring depth plagued Penn State as it has all season, however, with only Jermaine Marshall managing to reach double digits aside from Frazier.

For more on the Badgers, head over to the SB Nation blog Bucky's 5th Quarter. For more on the Nittany Lions, check out Black Shoe Diaries. Stay tuned to SB Nation's college basketball hub for more results and news from around the country.

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