DeAndre Mathieu, Gophers
After struggling in the first half, the point guard picked up his attitude and production in the second, carrying the Gophers down the stretch. Mathieu finished with 16 points and four rebounds.
By the numbers
37.9 Shooting percentage by Penn State.
4 Free throws made in the final 23 seconds by the Gophers' Malik Smith.
5 Double-doubles this season for Gophers center Elliott Eliason, who had another fine game with 11 points and 12 rebounds.