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HoosierIllustrated Live Blog: Penn State 85, Indiana basketball 71



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The live blog for Indiana basketball vs Penn State on Saturday afternoon in Bloomington.

Indiana basketball is back in action on Saturday afternoon against Penn State, looking to win its second straight game.

The Nittany Lions (10-11, 4-6), led by first-year head coach Mike Rhoades. Kanye Clary, who missed the Rutgers game, leads PSU in scoring at 18.4 points per game. He is shooting 37.8 percent (28-of-74) from the 3-point line and 82.8 percent (72-of-87) from the free throw line.

Ace Baldwin, a transfer from VCU, scores 13.2 points per night to go along with 5.0 assists and a Big Ten-leading 2.9 steals. Fifth-year senior forward Qudus Wahab, a two-time transfer from Georgetown and Maryland, adds 9.2 points per outing to pair with a team-best 8.0 rebounds.

Tip is scheduled for 12:00 PM ET on FS1.

Below is the full live, running blog of Indiana basketball vs Penn State.

Indiana Injury Report

OUT: Xavier Johnson

Questionable: Malik Reneau

Pregame Notes

Xavier Johnson — who is out today — is wearing a significant brace on his left elbow.

Xavier Johnson

Malik Reneau is dressed and going through warmups. Looks to be fine for today’s game.

Indiana Starters:

G – Gabe Cupps

G – Trey Galloway

F – Mackenzie Mgbako

F – Malik Reneau

C – Kel’el Ware


First Half:

Indiana basketball wins the tip but turns it over right away.

Hoosiers with two straight turnovers.

Kel’el Ware finally gets Indiana on the board at the 18:04 mark.

Mgabko missed his first three attempt but Ware got the rebound and was fouled. He would go 2-2 at the line. Ware has been very active on glass early today. Already up to 3 rebounds.

Storing drive from Malik Reneau extends the Indiana lead 6-3.

Full court drive from Trey Galloway results in a smooth dish-off to Ware for the bucket plus the foul. Ware with a FT attempt after the break.

Hoosiers lead 10-6 with 14:38 left in the 1H.

Ware makes the FT out of the break.

Trey Galloway with a DEEP three with the shot clock winding down. Indiana up 14-6.

Mike Woodson calls a timeout at the 12:32 mark. Indiana up 16-9. 

Indiana turns the ball over out of the timeout and Penn State scores. Lions in a full court press now.

Mgabko gets a three to fall. Big Shot.

Under-12 Media Timeout: Indiana basketball 19, PSU 11

Penn State three out of the break.

Anthony Walker checks in for the first time. Ware gets a break.

Mgbako gets fouled on the drive attempt. He goes 1-2 at the line.

Steal by Galloway leads to a fast break slam.

7-0 run by Indiana extends the lead to 26-16. Hoosiers are rolling on both ends right now.

CJ Gunn checks in for Mgbako.

Cupps gets his first points with a strong left-handed drive.

Shot clock violation by Indiana leads us into the Under-8 Media timeout. Indiana up 28-21.

Reneau gets fouled and makes the bucket. Made the free throw attempt, as well. Ware does the exact same thing next play.

Penn State on a 8-0 run. Hoosiers on a 2:00 scoring drought.

Ware three ends the drought.

Final media timeout of the half: Indiana basketball 37, PSU 31

Reneau scores first out of the break.

Galloway missed three but Mgbako gets the rebound and puts it back in.

At the half: Indiana basketball 41, Penn State 37

Second Half:

Penn State scores first in the half.

10-seconds violation called on Indiana. Not great effort coming out of the half.

Penn State takes the lead at the 16:40 mark.

Under-16 Media Timeout: PSU 47, Indiana basketball 43. 

Leal checks in for Ware. Seeing Mgbako at the four this next stretch. Malik at the five.

Reneau fouls Brown on the three point shot. Brown goes 2-3 at the line.

Reneau breaks a 3:38 scoring drought for Indiana.

And1 by Reneau. Cuts the PSU lad to 51-48.

Dunn three extends the PSU lead to 56-48. Danger zone for the Hoosiers right now.

Penn State leads by 11 with less than 12 minuets left.

PSU 59, Indiana 48 with 11:32 left.

Penn State extends the lead 62-48.

Big three from Mgbako.

Penn State extends the lead to 64-51 with 8:47 left. Mike Woodson timeout.

Ware fouled. He goes 2-2 at the line.

Under-8 media timeout: PSU 71, Indiana 57

Cupps misses the frontend of a 1-and-1 out of the break. Mgbako fouls.

Penn State up 75-59 with 5:45 left.

Ware goes 2-2 at the line.

Reneau goes 2-2 at the line. Penn State 75-63

Dagger three from Penn State wing Hicks.

Last media timeout: Penn State 80, Indiana 65

Penn State is up to 1.870 points per possession in the second half.

Final: Penn State 85, Indiana basketball 71

Final Box Score + Extended Stats

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