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NCAA BASKETBALL: Purdue upsets Penn State

on January 13, 2014 10:40 AM

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Courtney Moses scored 25 points and No. 21 Purdue upset No. 14 Penn State 84-74 on Sunday.

Purdue (11-4, 1-2), which lost its Big 10 opening games to Ohio State and Northwestern was up 46-37 over Penn State (11-4, 2-1) at intermission.

In the second half, Moses put the Boilermakers in front 58-43, hitting a 3-pointer at 13:41.

Penn State clawed back and two free throws by Tori Waldner capped a comeback effort and the Lady Lions trailed Purdue by just two points, 68-66 with seven minutes to play.

On cue, Purdue intensified its efforts and ran off six straight points for a 74-66 lead into the final minutes. KK Houser iced the victory, hitting a jump shot and making four free throws in the final 1:16.

Meanwhile, James Franklin, Penn State’s new football coach, was at the game and addressed the crowd at the half.

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