Indiana defeats Penn State 110-102 in 3OT behind Bryant’s 31 

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BLOOMINGTON, IN - FEBRUARY 01: Thomas Bryant #31 of the Indiana Hoosiers and Lamar Stevens #11 of the Penn State Nittany Lions reach for a loose ball during the game at Assembly Hall on February 1, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana needed three career-high scoring efforts to extend a Big Ten game nearly lost twice to beat Penn State 110-102 in triple-overtime on Wednesday night.

Sophomore center Thomas Bryant scored 31 points, eight more than his previous best, and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Hoosiers (15-8, 5-5).

Josh Newkirk and Robert Johnson also set personal bests with 27 points apiece.

Newkirk hit a go-ahead 3-pointer for a 98-95 lead with 3:05 remaining in 3OT. The Nittany Lions (12-11, 4-6) then lost their composure as Indiana freshman guard Devonte Green stole the ensuing inbounds pass and scored on a layup for a five-point lead.

The Hoosiers led by as many as 10 points in the final overtime.

Penn State freshman guard Lamar Stevens had a career-high 26 points.

Just two weeks ago, the Hoosiers’ James Blackmon Jr. sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer for a 78-75 road win over Penn State.

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