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.
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.