BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Cody Zeller scored 18 points and No. 11 Indiana rallied for a 73-54 victory over Penn State on Sunday, hours after the Nittany Lions learned of the death of former football coach Joe Paterno.
The team was told of Paterno's death on the short bus ride from the hotel to Assembly Hall.
Team officials scrambled to get black strips attached to the players' jerseys and there was a moment of silence just before tipoff.
For a half, it looked like Penn State (10-11, 2-6 Big Ten) would ride its defense to a third straight victory in Bloomington.
But Indiana scored the first four points of the second half to take a 31-29 lead and never trailed again. The Hoosiers (16-4, 4-4) ended a three-game losing streak.
Tim Frazier had 21 points for Penn State, which was coming off an upset of No. 22 Illinois but has lost four of its last five.