ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Penn State went on an 18-2 run in the final four minutes of the first half for a 17-point halftime lead as they routed Michigan by 22-points, 83-61. Down just one, 31-30, Michigan allowed five straight three-pointers by Penn State for a 17-0 run for a 19-point lead, 49-30, before Kobe Bufkin made a shot with three seconds left to end the half.
Jett Howard led the Wolverines with 21 points making five three-pointers as the only player in double figures. PSU had four players in double figures with Jalen Pickett scoring 25 points and Seth Lundy 22 points. PSU made 13 three-pointers shooting 43 percent from the arc and 54 percent overall while Michigan made 42 percent of their shots and was just 27 percent from three point range. PSU also out rebounded Michigan, 36-27.
Michigan’s only lead came in the first two minutes, 6-4, on a Howard three-pointer. Penn State would go up by eight points, twice, as the Wolverines would cut the lead to one each time. The last time was with 4:34 to go in the half when the Nittany Lions went on their run to run away with the game.
The second half was no different as PSU went on an 11-2 run in the first three-minutes for a 26-point lead. At one point in the second half, PSU had a 32-point lead, 73-41, before Michigan out scored them, 20-10, in the final 10 minutes of the game.
Michigan will be at Northwestern University on Thursday night on ESPN2 in Evanston at 7:00 p.m.