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Nittany Lions upset Iowa, advance in Big Ten Tournament

Penn State's Ross Travis, left, celebrates with his teammates after being fouled in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Chicago. Penn State won 67-58.
Penn State's Ross Travis, left, celebrates with his teammates after being fouled in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Chicago. Penn State won 67-58. AP

D.J. Newbill scored a team-high 18 points to help 13th-seeded Penn State upset fifth-seeded Iowa 67-58 in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday at the United Center.

Penn State (18-15) advances to face fourth-seeded Purdue in the quarterfinals Friday at 2:30 p.m. The Boilermakers beat the Nittany Lions 84-77 in overtime on Jan. 17 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The Nittany Lions trailed the Hawkeyes by 11 points 1:31 into the second half, but they answered with a 15-2 run to take the lead with just more than 11 minutes to play.

Newbill scored seven points in less than a minute to push the Nittany Lions ahead 49-42. A Shep Garner 3-pointer extended the lead to 52-43 with six minutes left.

Iowa pulled within 58-56 with 1:45 to play, but Ross Travis’ reverse layup and free throw sealed the win with 30.4 seconds to go.

Travis finished with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Iowa shot 26.3 percent from the field.

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