Tucker Paces Badgers

Wisconsin gets 22 points from Alando Tucker, as the Badgers remain in first place in the Big Ten with a road victory at Penn State.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.Alando Tucker scored 24 points, leaving him one point short of eclipsing 2,000 for his career, and grabbed nine boards to put him over 700 career rebounds to lead the Badgers to their sixth road win of the year, a 71-58 victory against Penn State.

The Badgers (23-2, 9-1 Big Ten) shot 51 percent for the game and were finally able to out distance Penn State (10-12, 1-8 Big Ten) in the second half. In a span of two minutes, Tucker scored eight points for Wisconsin, who extended their lead to as many as 17 in the second half.

Penn State was lead by sophomore Jamelle Cornley's 20 points on 9-for-16 shooting against the Badgers. Penn State's leading scorer, Geary Claxton, never could find his offensive rhythm, shooting 4-for-13 for only 13 points.

Kammron Taylor scored 13 points on 3-for-10 shooting while Michael Flowers shot 80 percent from the floor, scoring 12.

Kevin Gullikson registered his most extensive playing time since early January, scoring four points off the bench for Wisconsin.

Wisconsin led 34-29 at the break thanks in large part to Tucker's play. Although shooting only 3-for-8 from the floor, Tucker was able to get to the foul line, going 4-for-6.

Penn State got 12 points from Cornley in the first half, who came averaging 14.6 points per contest. Claxton was stricken with foul trouble, picking up three fouls within the game's first 10 minutes that forced him to the bench.

With the win, the Badgers have now won seven of their last eight meetings against Penn State and remain in a tie with the Buckeyes for first place in the Big Ten.

Full Badger Nation report to come.

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