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    Men's Basketball Edges Penn State in Overtime

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Evan Eschmeyer works past<BR>Penn State's Calvin Booth during<BR>the first half Wednesday.
    Evan Eschmeyer works past
    Penn State's Calvin Booth during
    the first half Wednesday.

    January 20, 1999

    Box Score

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Julian Bonner's jumper - coming on an off-balanced, desperation shot just inside the 3-point line with 1 second left in overtime - lifted Northwestern to an exciting 62-60 victory Wednesday night over Penn State.

    The Wildcats (10-5, 3-3 Big Ten) scored the first five points of the extra period - three from Evan Eschmeyer - to go ahead 58-53. The Nittany Lions (9-7, 1-5) caught up at 60-all on a layup by Gyasi Cline-Heard with 6 seconds to go. Bonner's winning shot was only his second field goal of the game, both coming in the overtime.

    Eschmeyer finished with 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, his fifth straight double-double and 10th of the season. Northwestern dominated the boards 47-26, with Eschmeyer getting 13 offensive rebounds.

    In regulation, the Lions broke a 51-51 tie on Cline-Heard's dunk with 2:03 left. But Steve LePore's basket for the Wildcats sent the game into overtime tied at 53-all.

    At the half, Northwestern led 29-25.

    Titus Ivory's 18 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, topped Penn State, while Dan Earl added 17. Calvin Booth had 14 points and 9 rebounds.

    David Newman had 15 points for Northwestern.