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Penn State beats Northwestern 66-52

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Northwestern's Mike Capocci, right, guards Penn State's Jermaine Marshall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh Northwestern's Mike Capocci, right, guards Penn State's Jermaine Marshall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh
Northwestern coach Bill Carmody reacts as he watches his team play against Penn State during the second half of an NCAA college men's basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Penn State won 66-52. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh Northwestern coach Bill Carmody reacts as he watches his team play against Penn State during the second half of an NCAA college men's basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Penn State won 66-52. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh
Northwestern's John Shurna, front, works against Penn State's Jeff Brooks, obscured, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Penn State won 66-52. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh Northwestern's John Shurna, front, works against Penn State's Jeff Brooks, obscured, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Penn State won 66-52. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh
Northwestern's Luka Mirkovic, left, shoots over Penn State's Jeff Brooks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh Northwestern's Luka Mirkovic, left, shoots over Penn State's Jeff Brooks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh
Penn State's Tim Frazier dunks against Northwestern during the first half of an NCAA college men's basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh Penn State's Tim Frazier dunks against Northwestern during the first half of an NCAA college men's basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) By Nam Y. Huh

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Jeff Brooks scored 20 points while Talor Battle added 13 while reaching a Big Ten milestone as Penn State claimed a 66-52 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night.

Battle, a four-year starting guard, had three assists to become the first player in conference history to reach 2,000 career points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists. He now has 2,079 points, 594 rebounds and 500 assists.

David Jackson scored 12 points and Tim Frazier added 10 for the Nittany Lions (15-12, 8-8 Big Ten).

Michael Thompson paced Northwestern (16-11, 6-10) with 22 points while Drew Crawford added 11.

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