Penn State misses upset chance at Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kyle Young scored the go-ahead basket with 63 seconds left and Ohio State held off Penn State 74-70 in a Big Ten game on Thursday night.
Penn State’s Josh Reaves stole the ball from Andre Wesson in the backcourt and scored on a slam with 1:34 left for a 70-69 lead with 1:34 left.
Young drew the foul while making a layup but missed the free throw, putting Ohio State up 71-70.
Lamar Stevens thought he gave Penn State a 72-71 lead with 32.2 seconds left but he did not beat the shot clock off the inbound play.
After Wesson made one of two free throws for 73-71 Ohio State lead with 29.7 seconds left, Rasir Bolton missed an open layup. Penn State fouled and C.J. Jackson made a pair of foul shots before Penn State missed its final two attempts.
Luther Mohammad had 20 points for the Buckeyes (15-7, 5-6 Big Ten).
Stevens and Reaves had 20 points each for Penn State (8-15, 1-11).