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No. 14 Wisconsin wins 7th straight, 71-66 over Penn State

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    Penn State's Ross Travis (43) works around Wisconsin's Sam Dekker (15) during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson) (The Associated Press)

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    Penn State's Tim Frazier (23) looks for a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Sunday, March 2, 2014 in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson) (The Associated Press)

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    Penn State's Tim Frazier (23) works around Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson) (The Associated Press)

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    Penn State's D.J. Newbill, left, and Tim Frazier (23) reach past Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky (44) for possession of a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson) (The Associated Press)

Josh Gasser scored 15 points to lead a balanced Wisconsin offense and the 14th-ranked Badgers beat Penn State 71-66 on Sunday for their seventh straight victory.

Wisconsin (24-5, 11-5 Big Ten) held onto third place in the Big Ten as Ben Brust scored 14 points and Traevon Jackson, who made four clutch free throws down the stretch, added 13.

D.J. Newbill had 23 points for Penn State (14-15, 5-11), which dropped to 2-5 against ranked teams this season. The redshirt junior became Penn State's 31st career 1,000-point scorer. He leads the Big Ten this season with 178 field goals.

Tim Frazier and Ross Travis scored 10 points each for Penn State, which is 4-7 in games decided by five points or fewer.

The Nittany Lions closed within 66-64 with 18 seconds left but was forced to foul. Jackson went 4 for 4 from the line during the closing seconds and Gasser was 2 for 2.

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