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Penn State storms back to upset #17 Badgers 56-52


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Talor Battle scored 20 of his 22 points after halftime and Penn State turned up the defensive pressure in the second half to upset No. 17 Wisconsin 56-52 on Saturday.

Jeff Brooks had 12 points and Andrew Jones grabbed 14 rebounds to the help the Nittany Lions (12-8, 5-4 Big Ten) overcome a 13-point deficit in the first half to beat the Badgers for the first time since 2003.

Jon Leuer had 18 points to lead Wisconsin (15-5, 5-3), and Jordan Taylor had 16 before fouling out.

Go-to guy Battle led the offensive charge -- as usual. His 3-pointer off an inbounds pass with 10:51 left gave Penn State its first lead of the game.

Then with 1:16 left Battle drove the lane before feeding Jones for a layup for a 50-44 lead. Battle finished it off by going 5 of 6 from the line over the final 25 seconds.

It was Penn State's third straight win at home over a ranked Big Ten opponent.

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