UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) Brooks Barnhizer scored a career-high 23 points, Boo Buie had 17 points and eight assists and Northwestern beat Penn State 76-72 on Wednesday night for its first win in the series since the 2019-20 season.

Northwestern (12-3, 3-1 Big Ten), which snapped a five-game losing streak in the series, won at Penn State for the first time since Dec. 27, 2016.

Barnhizer made a reverse layup to give Northwestern a 72-65 lead with 1:50 remaining, but Kanye Clary answered with a 3-pointer at the other end. The Wildcats were called for an offensive foul on their next possession and Nick Kern Jr. made an open layup, off a nice drive and pass from Clary, to cut their deficit to 72-70.

Ryan Langborg went 1 of 2 at the stripe to extend Northwestern's lead to 75-72. Kern missed the first free throw and intentionally missed the second, but he was whistled for a lane violation. Barnhizer sealed it with a free throw.

Ty Berry scored 16 points and made four 3-pointers for Northwestern.

Clary scored 25 points, going 10 of 10 from the free-throw line, for Penn State (8-8, 2-3). Kern added 14 points and Qudus Wahab had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Nick Martinelli made a hook shot with 11:25 remaining in the second half to give Northwestern its first lead, 56-55, of the game. It came during a 19-2 run - that included 15 straight points - as Penn State went six-plus minutes without making a field goal.


Northwestern plays at No. 15 Wisconsin on Saturday.

Penn State plays at No. 1 Purdue on Saturday.

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