NEW YORK CITY (WWJ) – No. 7-seed Penn State advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament, knocking off No. 2-seed Ohio State 69-68 Friday at Madison Square Garden.
The Nittany Lions (21-12) trailed by one point with under 30 seconds to play when Shep Garner forced a turnover that led to the go-ahead dunk from Josh Reaves on a feed from Tony Carr.
The Nittany Lions beat the Buckeyes (24-7) for the third time this season. This was the second game that was decided by a last-second shot. They advance to play the winner of Purdue vs. Rutgers in the second semifinal Saturday at approximately 4:30 p.m. That game is set to tip 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Michigan-Michigan State game.