STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — John Shurna made two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to give Northwestern a 67-66 win over Penn State on Saturday night.
Tim Frazier’s long 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short for the Nittany Lions.
Shurna, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, led three Wildcats in double figures with 23 points. Drew Crawford added 13 and Alex Marcotullio 12 for Northwestern (17-11, 7-9).
Penn State (12-17, 4-12) was paced by Frazier, the Big Ten’s second-leading scorer, who scored 23. John Graham and Ross Travis each contributed 10 points for the Nittany Lions.
The road win kept alive Northwestern’s flickering NCAA tournament hopes, especially on the heels of a tough overtime loss to Michigan on Tuesday.
The Wildcats’ win was bolstered by a 15-of-29 effort from 3-point range. Penn State converted just 3 of 14 from beyond the arc.