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Penn State beats Rutgers

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Nittany Lions get first conference win of the season

Penn State won their first Big Ten game of the season, shooting 51 percent and forcing 16 turnovers in a 79-51 blowout over Rutgers at the Bryce Jordan Center Saturday afternoon.

DJ Newbill had 23 points, while Brandon Taylor added 16 and Shep Garner 13 as the Nittany Lions snapped a six-game losing skid to improve to 1-6 in the Big Ten and 13-7 overall. Rutgers fell to 2-6 in the conference and 10-11 on the season.

Penn State led 41-28 at halftime and dominated the second half to cruise to the easy victory.

Penn State tries to pull out of the Big Ten cellar when they host Minnesota on Wednesday.

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