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Badgers open Big Ten play with win vs. Penn State

Published On: Jan 03 2013 10:16:55 PM CST

Ryan Evans scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Wisconsin held off Penn State 60-51 Thursday night in the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams.

Penn State (8-5, 0-1 Big Ten) trailed 50-49 with under 3 minutes left. But the Badgers (10-4, 1-0) finished the game on an 11-2 run, finally finding their shooting touch from the free-throw line.

They hit just 9 of their first 20 from the line but converted 4 of 6 in the final minutes.

Ben Brust and Jared Berggren also scored 13 points apiece for Wisconsin.

Jermaine Marshall scored 19 points for Penn State, while D.J. Newbill added 12.

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