Mar. 20. 2018
PENN STATE TOPS MARQUETTE, 85-80, IN THE NIT
MILWAUKEE - Redshirt senior Andrew Rowsey broke Dwyane Wade's Marquette single-season scoring record, but the Golden Eagles fell, 85-80, on Tuesday evening in the NIT quarterfinals at the Al McGuire Center.
Rowsey ends the year with 716 points, surpassing Wade's 710 points recorded during the 2002-03 Final Four season. He also tied a season-best with six 3-pointers to move him past Steve Novak (121 in 2005-06) into first in MU single season history with 125 triples.
Markus Howard added 21 points for the Golden Eagles (21-14), while Sam Hauser chipped in 13 points, including a pair of late 3-pointers to put MU back in the contest late.
Lamar Stevens tied his career high with 30 points, Tony Carr added 25 for Penn State.
The Nittany Lions (24-13) will face either Mississippi State or Louisville at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 27. They advanced to the NIT semis for the first time since winning the 2009 tournament.
The Golden Eagles trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half, but trimmed the deficit to just four, 72-68, with 2:39 remaining.