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Badgers hold off Penn St., even B1G record

The Badgers evened their Big Ten record at 1-1.

State College, PA (AP) -Khalil Iverson scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half to lead Wisconsin to a 64-63 win over Penn State.

Nate Reuvers added 11 points and Ethan Happ grabbed 10 rebounds for the Badgers (4-5, 1-1 Big Ten), who snapped a two-game losing skid when a potential go-ahead 3-pointer from Penn State's Tony Carr bounced off the rim with two seconds to play.

Mike Watkins scored a career-high 22 points for Penn State (7-3, 1-1 Big Ten). Carr added 16 points and Shep Garner made 13 for the Nittany Lions who were trying for their first 2-0 start in conference play since 2007.

Wisconsin led 31-25 at halftime and by 17 with 9:40 to play. But Garner drained back-to-back jumpers shortly thereafter to spark a 21-9 run that cut Wisconsin's lead to 60-57 with 1:53 left.

A pair of Garner free throws with less than a minute to play made it a one-point game before the teams traded free throws over the final 43 seconds. D'Mitrik Trice closed it out at the line on 4-4 shooting for the Badgers.


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