Penn State has its first true road win of the season.
On the strength of 22 points each from guards Jermaine Marshall and Tim Frazier, the Nittany Lions toppled the Eagles 62-54 on Wednesday night in Chestnut Hill to improve their record to 6-2 on the season and give their conference an important win in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Marshall added eight rebounds to his performance and Frazier had five assists. The pair was basically the team's offense throughout the evening as only Ross Travis scored more than five points for the Lions.
Penn State limited the Eagles to 36.4% shooting on the evening and earned the edge on the glass, too, 34-28. Boston College's 18 turnovers proved to be their undoing, as they lead to 10 extra field goal attempts for Penn State on the evening and more than enough offense for the Lions to hold on for the win.
Penn State's victory moved the Big Ten's record to 6-2 in the challenge, meaning the conference can earn no worse than a split with their eastern rivals. With Michigan State putting the finishing touches on a victory against Florida State, the Big Ten should have the Challenge sewn up.
Next up for Penn State is a crucial home tilt against Mississippi at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday. The Rebels took the Lions down 84-71 in the first leg of this home-and-home last season in Oxford, so Penn State will be looking to even the score on its home floor.