Nov. 25, 2006
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Danny Morrissey scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half to lead a furious Penn State comeback as the Nittany Lions beat Saint Joseph's 65-61 Saturday.
Jamelle Cornley had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Penn State (4-1).
Morrissey banked in a 24-foot 3-pointer, and Ben Luber and David Jackson added free throws in the last seconds as Penn State rallied from a 60-53 deficit in the final 1:04.
Geary Claxton, who missed Penn State's first four games because of a broken bone in his shooting hand, blocked a layup attempt by Nivins from behind with 2.7 seconds remaining. Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli argued that Nivins was fouled on the attempt and was whistled for a technical foul with 1.6 seconds remaining.
The Hawks struggled from the line down the stretch. D.J. Rivera and Carter missed the front end of a one-and-ones in the final 1:04, and Saint Joseph's shot 1-for-4 in that span.