Penn State's 2011-2012 season is over after a 75-58 defeat against Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament at Bakers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Thursday afternoon.
The Nittany Lions (12-20, 4-14 Big Ten) shot just 34.5 percent from the field in the loss. Tim Frazier provided the bulk of the offense, putting up 26 points on 9-of-24 shooting from the field to go with five steals, four assists and two rebounds. Trey Lewis, who picked up a rare start, finished with 11 points and two assists before fouling out late in the second half. Jermaine Marshall just missed double figures with nine points on 1-of-6 shooting from the field. He was 6-of-7 from the foul line.
The Hoosiers (25-7, 11-7 Big Ten) struggled from the field, too, shooting just 36.5 percent for the game, but were 8-of-18 (44 percent) from beyond the arc and a very productive 29-36 from the foul line. Jordan Hulls led the way offensively, putting up 20 points on 4-6 shooting from 3-point territory on the afternoon. Freshman forward Cody Zeller was right behind, posting a 19-point, 10-rebound line. Christian Watford joined them in double figures with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Indiana, the No. 5 seed, advances to face No. 4 seed Wisconsin on Friday in Indianapolis. Penn State, by virtue of its poor record, is finished for the season for all intents and purposes and will now work to improve its win total next year, when it returns almost all of its key talent.
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