Penn State freshman guard Tony Carr scored his only points of the game on a pair of free throws with less than six seconds remaining and the Nittany Lions held on for a 52-50 win over No. 24 Minnesota here Saturday afternoon.
PSU improved to 11-7 overall and 3-2 in the conference after overcoming a 14-point deficit. The Gophers fell to 15-4 and 3-3.
Though Carr scored the winning points, rookie forward Mike Watkins' monster game kept Penn State in it. He had 15 points, 15 rebounds and a block.
With the score tied at 50-50 and time winding down, Carr missed what would have been the go-head layup. But Minnesota knocked the offensive rebound out of bounds. On the in-bound pass. Carr was fouled by Nate Mason. Following a timeout, he hit both ends of a one-and-one.
Mason missed a long 3-point attempt at the other end and Carr hauled in the rebound to secure the victory.
Forward Josh Reaves was also key for the Lions. He had nine points, eight rebounds and five steals.
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