INDIANAPOLIS, March 10 (UPI) -- Ron Lewis had 17 points and three rebounds Friday as 7th-ranked Ohio State overcame Penn State, 63-56, in the Big Ten quarterfinals at Indianapolis.
To get the victory, the Buckeyes had to bounce back after a 42-30 halftime deficit.
Terence Dials added 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots; and J.J. Sullinger had nine points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Buckeyes (25-3), who beat Penn State for the third time this season.
Jamelle Cornley had 18 points, eight rebounds and two steals; Travis Parker had 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists; and Geary Claxton added 12 points, 12 rebounds and three steals for the Nittany Lions (15-14).
Their victory was overshadowed when they were placed on three years' NCAA probation for violations that occurred during the tenure of former coach Jim O'Brien. The NCAA determined that improper benefits given to two basketball players.