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Penn State Vs. Ohio State Second Half Updates: Nittany Lions Lose By Three

Aaron Craft has 19 points for Ohio State. He doesn't average double figures on the season, but Penn State has decided to let him beat them instead of Jared Sullinger inside. Unfortunately for Penn State, Craft has made the Lions pay. You can bet they'll be a little more aware of him when Ohio State comes to Happy Valley late in the year.

Penn State grabs the lead on a steal and layup by Talor Battle. Penn State has had so much going against it today. That the Lions are in this game is inexplicable.

William Buford counters with a trey.

Penn State has been getting killed with offensive fouls in the second half and Talor Battle gets called for a big with about two minutes left and Penn State down two.

Jared Sullinger gets called for the charge to give Penn State the ball back.

Penn State calls timeout down two with 1:19 to play. This will be a huge set play coming up after it. If you're Penn State, priority No. 1 is getting the ball in, though.

Todd Hamilton just called Penn State a "legitimate Big Ten title contender" if they beat Ohio State here. Forget whether they win the game, someone just called Penn State basketball "legitimate Big Ten title contender." /shocked.

Talor Battle sinks two free throws to tie the game at 63.

Sullinger answers with an and-one foul at the other end, knocking Andrew Jones out of the game with five fouls in the process.

David Jackson answers with an and-one of his own.

The eyes of the college basketball world are upon Value City Arena right now. What is Penn State going to do under that pressure?

Jared Sullinger draws another and-one in response with Billy Oliver guarding him one-on-one. Ohio State leads by three.

A late Talor Battle three falls short at the buzzer, Penn State falls 69-66. More to come.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.