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Duo leads Lions to upset win

UNIVERSITY PARK — Niya Beverley scored a career-high 21 points, Makenna Marisa added 17 with eight rebounds and eight assists and Penn State upset No. 15 Ohio State 69-67 on Wednesday, ending an 11-game losing streak in the series.

Marisa’s layup with 1:01 to play was the winning basket, set up after Beverley, who was 9-of-11 shooting, grabbed an offensive rebound.

Ohio State followed with a turnover when Dorka Juhasz tried to lob the ball inside to Aaliyah Patty, who got tangled up with a defender. The Buckeyes forced a desperation airball late in the shot clock but couldn’t get off a shot in the closing 7.8 seconds.

Johnasia Cash added 16 points for the Nittany Lions (9-11, 6-10 Big Ten Conference), who ended a four-game losing streak and beat a top-15 team for the first time since 2016.

Juhasz scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds after scoring a career-low one point in a Sunday loss to No. 11 Michigan. The Buckeyes (13-5, 9-5) have lost back-to-back games for the first time this season. Jacy Sheldon added 19 points.

Ohio State, which won the first game 82-69, scored the first eight points of the game. When Juhasz reached 10 points midway through the first quarter the Buckeyes had a 17-4 lead.

Penn State took a 29-28 lead on a Beverley 3 and she followed with a layup. The Buckeyes got a pair of free throws but a basket at the buzzer was waved off following a long review and Penn State led 31-30 at the half.

No. 11 Indiana plays at Ohio State on Saturday before the Buckeyes finish with Rutgers. That ends Ohio State’s season as the Buckeyes have self-imposed a postseason ban because of potential NCAA infractions, reportedly involving a former assistant coach.

No. 25 Rutgers visits Penn State on Sunday before the Nittany Lions end the regular season at No. 8 Maryland.

OHIO STATE (13-5): Juhasz 10-16 1-3 21, Patty 5-10 0-1 10, Miller 2-11 0-2 5, Poole 1-4 4-4 7, Sheldon 6-16 5-6 19, Beacham 0-0 2-2 2, Harris 1-5 1-2 3, Hutcherson 0-0 0-0 0, Team 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 25-62 13-20 67

PENN STATE (9-11): Camden 1-7 0-0 2, Beverley 9-11 0-1 21, Burke 1-7 0-0 3, Hagans 0-4 2-2 2, Marisa 6-16 5-6 17, Cash 8-16 0-0 16, Garcia 0-1 0-0 0, Sabel 2-4 2-2 8, Donovan 0-0 0-0 0, Team 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 27-66 9-11 69

Ohio St. 18 12 22 15 — 67

Penn St. 13 18 20 18 — 69

3-Point Goals–Ohio St. 4-20 (Juhasz 0-3, Patty 0-1, Miller 1-3, Poole 1-3, Sheldon 2-7, Harris 0-3), Penn St. 6-23 (Camden 0-4, Beverley 3-4, Burke 1-7, Hagans 0-1, Marisa 0-3, Garcia 0-1, Sabel 2-3). Assists–Ohio St. 14 (Poole 7), Penn St. 17 (Marisa 8). Fouled Out–Penn St. Burke. Rebounds–Ohio St. 43 (Miller 6-7), Penn St. 37 (Marisa 3-8). Total Fouls–Ohio St. 11, Penn St. 16. Technical Fouls–None. A–201.

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