Penn State's Jermaine Marshall pulls down a rebound between teammate Ross Travis, left, and a Michigan defender during the first half today in State College, Pa.
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and Penn State upset No. 4 Michigan 84-78 tonight for its first Big Ten win of the season.
The Nittany Lions (9-18, 1-14) had lost 18 straight regular-season conference games dating to last season, but they roared back from a 15-point deficit with 10:39 left behind the energetic play of Marshall. The junior guard scored 19 in the second half, including four 3s that whipped Jordan Center fans into a frenzy.
D.J. Newbill added 17 points for Penn State, which hit a season-high 10 3-pointers. Marshall's twisting drive to the basket gave the Nittany Lions a three-point lead before Michigan's Glenn Robinson III misfired on a 3 with 17 seconds left.
Sasa Borovnjak had a memorable Senior Night, hitting two foul shots with 15 seconds left to seal the win. Moments later, Penn State fans rushed the court in delight.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points for the Wolverines (23-5, 10-5).