Penn State Vs. Iowa: Bad First Half Dooms Nittany Lions In 77-64 Loss

Penn State travels to Iowa looking to break a three-game losing streak.

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Penn State Vs. Iowa: Nittany Lions Fall 77-64 Despite Solid Second Half

Despite a strong second half, Penn State was unable to overcome a 36-19 halftime deficit as it fell 77-64 against Iowa on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

The Nittany Lions (10-14, 2-9) outscored the Hawkeyes (13-11, 5-6) 45-41 in the second half and got over the 54-point mark for the first time since Jan. 15 (a span of four games) and finished the game shooting 40.3 percent from the field after shooting under 30 percent in the first half. A slow start that saw them fall behind by as many as 26 and 16 turnovers, however, were simply too much to recover from.

Penn State's Tim Frazier scored a game-high 23 points with five assists and five rebounds, but also had seven of the turnovers. Jermaine Marshall (13 points), Cammeron Woodyard (11 points) and Nick Colella (10 points) joined him in double figures.

Iowa put forth a big effort offensively that saw 45.8 percent shooting from the field and three scorers, Matt Gatens, Bryce Cartwright and Aaron White finish with at least 17 points. Gatens led the way with 18 points on 3-of-8 shooting from the field and 10-of-11 shooting from the free throw line.

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Penn State Vs. Iowa: Nittany Lions Trail 36-19 At Halftime

Penn State was dominated by a score of 36-19 in the first half of its game against Iowa on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

The Nittany Lions turned the ball over 11 times and shot just 26.7 percent from the field, including 2-13 from beyond the 3-point line. The Hawkeyes, meanwhile, were efficient on both ends, shooting 42.9 percent from the field including 2-5 from the perimeter while giving Penn State few good looks from the field.

Tim Frazier led the way for Penn State's offense with eight points and four rebounds. His was also sloppy with the ball, however, turning it over four times and contributing to Iowa's defensive success. Nick Colella had five points off the bench in the half for Penn State. Cammeron Woodyard's four points and Jonathan Graham's two points made up the rest of the offense for the Lions.

Aaron White had 10 points on 3-6 shooting to lead Iowa. Bryce Carwright chipped in nine points and four rebounds.

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Penn State Vs. Iowa: Nittany Lions Look To End Skid

Penn State travels to Iowa looking to break a three-game losing streak.

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