Penn State Vs. Michigan State: Nittany Lions' Losing Streak At Five After 77-57 Loss

The Nittany Lions travel to East Lansing.

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Penn State vs. Michigan State: Nittany Lions Fall, 77-57

Penn State turned its shooting around in the second half against Michigan State on Wednesday, but poor rebounding proved to be the Nittany Lions' undoing as the fell by a score of 77-57 at the Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing.

The Spartans (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten) earned a whopping 17-6 margin on the offensive boards in their victory, grabbing just eight fewer offensive rebounds than Penn State did total rebounds (25) on the evening. This helped them hold off the Lions who boosted their shooting percentage from 20.8 percent at the end of the first half to 38.5 percent by the end of the game.

Tim Frazier led Penn State with 19 points on 6-of-18 shooting and added seven assists and five rebounds. He also had six turnovers in the game. Jermaine Marshall added 12 for the Lions and Nick Colella, who posted his first career start, had nine points on 3-of-7 shooting from three-point territory.

Draymond Green posted a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead Michigan State. Adreian Payne and Brandan Dawson added 12 points each while Keith Appling reached double figures with 10 points.

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Penn State Vs. Michigan State: Nittany Lions Trail At Half After Slow Start

Penn State got off to another slow start offensively on Wednesday night at Michigan State, failing to score until 7:38 into the game against the Spartans at the Jack Breslin Center in East Lansing, which caused Nittany Lions to take a 33-19 deficit into the halftime break.

Nick Colella, a former walk-on who got his first career start in the game, scored Penn State's first points at the 12:22 mark on a 3-point jumper from the near corner. His score got the offense going a little bit for the Lions, but as a team, they still shot just 20.8 percent from the field, including from 2-12 3-point territory. Take away Colella's makes and Penn State shot 0-10 from the perimeter.

Michigan State outrebounded Penn State 27-13 in the half, a stunning margin for just 20 minutes of play. That's thanks, in large part, to Penn State's 19 misses from the field in the first period.

Tim Frazier led the Lions with 10 points on 3-9 shooting. He also has a game-high four turnovers. Colella chipped in six points for Penn State.

Draymond Green leads the Spartans with nine points on 2-9 shooting. Adreian Payne and Keith Appling added six points each. Though Penn State had an awful shooting half, Sparty wasn't much better, hitting at 26.7 percent from the field in the half.

For a full recap of this game, stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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