Rebound spread is 11-3 in favor of Minnesota as I write this. Penn State can't maintain that and expect to win.
Jeff Brooks is called for his second foul of the game. Uh-oh...
Penn State goes three guards without Brooks as Cammeon Woodyard checks in. Penn State will certainly miss Brooks' penetration and jumper, but Woodyard can hold his own on the inside.
Billy Oliver picks up his second foul and Minnesota is already in the bonus with 8:55 to play. If you're keeping score, that's already three Penn State forwards in foul trouble.
Woodyard hits a three, and Penn State, remarkably, clings to a lead here at the Jordan Center.
With 7:56 to play in the half, Penn State is ahead of Minnesota 17-13.