INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 11: Tim Frazier #23 of the Penn State Nittany Lions reacts against the Wisconsin Badgers during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 11, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Penn State Vs. Wisconsin: Nittany Lions Score Just 46 In Loss

Penn State lost to Wisconsin Tuesday in a game in which points were scarce.

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Penn State Vs. Wisconsin: Nittany Lions Fall In Defensive Struggle, 52-46

Penn State dropped a defensive slugfest to Wisconsin by a score if 52-46 on Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center, reminiscent of the two teams' 36-33 battle at the Big Ten Tournament last March.

The Nittany Lions (10-13, 2-8 Big Ten) held the Badgers (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) to just 35.4 percent shooting on the night but managed to shoot just 36 percent from the field themselves, including 20 percent (2-10) from the 3-point line and 57.1 percent (8-14) from the free throw stripe. Wisconsin turned the ball over just five times, limiting Penn State's extra opportunities.

Penn State's Tim Frazier had a strong second half, finishing with 21 points after scoring just four in the first period. Jermaine Marshall joined him in double figures with 13 points, but only three in the second half. Four Lions finished with at least five rebounds in the game as Penn State won the battle of the boards.

Jordan Taylor had 18 points to lead Wisconsin while Ryan Evans added 11 points and six rebounds.

The Lions return to action Saturday when they travel to take on Iowa at 3:00 p.m. in Iowa City.

For full reaction from players and coaches, be sure to check in with SB Nation Pittsburgh tomorrow morning.

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Penn State Vs. Wisconsin: Nittany Lions Thinking Upset, Ahead 23-17 At Half

Penn State took a 23-17 lead into halftime against No. 20 Wisconsin on Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center on the strength of some solid defense.

The Nittany Lions held the Badgers to 26.9 percent shooting in the half and grabbed 20 rebounds, 15 off Wisconsin misses. The offense, too, came together relatively well as Penn State shot 45.8 percent from the field itself, although the Lions were just 1-4 from 3-point territory.

Jermaine Marshall finished the period with a game-high 10 points to go with three rebounds and an assist. Tim Frazier and Jonathan Graham pitched in four points each.

Jordan Taylor led the Badgers with just five points on 2-7 shooting from the field. Wisconsin did have four players register on the score sheet in the half, however.

For a full recap from the Bryce Jordan Center and for reaction from players and coaches after the game, stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh tonight and tomorrow.

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Penn State Vs. Wisconsin: Nittany Lions Return Home Looking For Upset

Penn State welcomes No. 20 Wisconsin to the Bryce Jordan Center.

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