After a string of tough and narrow losses, Penn State flipped the script on No. 19 Michigan State Tuesday evening. It required a big comeback in the second half to pull off the upset.

The game was tied at halftime 24-all, but the Spartans exploded out of the break on fire. With just under 16 minutes to play, Julius Marble II nailed a jumper to make it 38-27 as the Spartans appeared to be in cruise control.

Instead, the Nittany Lions flipped the game on its head the rest of the way with John Harrar providing a huge impact. He finished with a double-double at 16 points and a career-high 16 rebounds – including 6 offensive boards. Those extra possessions proved to be the difference with Harrar converting an and-1 opportunity off the offensive glass late in the game.

The Nittany Lions finished off the win at 62-58 for Micah Shrewsberry’s first win vs. a ranked opponent. Seth Lundy led all players with a game-high 17 points as Penn State put an end to a 3-game losing streak.

On the flip side, Michigan State’s hot-and-cold issues continue once again. Julius Marble led the Spartans with 14 points off the bench, but the Spartans were unable to string together consistent stretches of productive play. 11 turnovers and a 5-for-16 shooting effort from 3-point range doomed Michigan State.

After a string of losses, the Spartans appeared to regroup well with a win vs. Indiana over the weekend. Unfortunately, the inconsistencies once again reared their ugly head with Michigan State falling to 4-5 in the last 9 games played. 3 of those losses have come vs. unranked opponents