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Penn State tops Iowa 79-75

Peter Jok led Iowa with 28 points in the loss.
Peter Jok led Iowa with 28 points in the loss.

Box Score

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Donovon Jack scored 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting, and Penn State beat No. 4 Iowa 79-75 on Wednesday night.

The Nittany Lions (13-13, 4-9 Big Ten) had lost five of six, but Shep Garner and Brandon Taylor had 18 points apiece in the school's second victory over a Top 25 team in two weeks. Penn State also beat No. 22 Indiana 68-63 on Feb. 6.

Garner made four of the Nittany Lions' 10 3-pointers. Taylor also had nine rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot.

Peter Jok scored 28 points for Iowa (20-6, 11-3), and Jarrod Uthoff had 19. Adam Woodbury grabbed 10 rebounds.

The Hawkeyes pulled within three on Jok's fourth 3-pointer in the final seconds, but the Nittany Lions held on at the line. They made 12 of 14 free-throw attempts over the final 1:25.

Iowa led for the first 13:46 before Isaiah Washington put Penn State ahead for good with a 3-pointer midway through the first half. A Jack dunk gave Penn State a 38-31 lead at the break.

The Hawkeyes stayed close in the second half, but Taylor hit a jumper to put the Nittany Lions up 67-60 with 1:36 remaining.


Iowa: The Hawkeyes beat the Nittany Lions 73-49 on Feb. 3. ... Iowa went 25 for 35 at the free-throw line, compared to 17 for 22 for Penn State.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions went 10 for 28 from beyond the arc.


Iowa hosts Wisconsin on Wednesday.

Penn State visits Rutgers on Saturday.