Basketball

Penn State hoops squad drubs Ohio State

UNIVERSITY PARK – Tony Carr posted a game-high 30 points in Penn State’s 79-56 victory over Ohio State Thursday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Ohio State entered the highly-anticipated Big ten rematch ranked number eight in the nation.

11,981 fans filled the Bryce Jordan Center to supply a dynamic atmosphere for the Penn State basketball team. Nearly 4,000 more fans than last year’s season average were in attendance.

Penn State faces rival Ohio State on the hardwood

UNIVERSITY PARK – Simply put, it’s a make or break stretch for the Penn State men’s basketball team. The Nittany Lions begin a tough slate of games on Thursday, Feb. 15 when Ohio State comes to town for an 8 p.m. tip at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Penn State is asking fans to White Out the Bryce Jordan Center for the game, which is easily the biggest home game of the season.

Down the stretch: Key games, matches for Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK – Sure, the temperatures are frigid, but things are heating up in Happy Valley!

Over the course of the next month, the Penn State men’s basketball, women's basketball, ice hockey and wrestling have some big games (and meets) on the horizon. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to check them out up close and personal.

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Nittany Notes: Penn State wins in dramatic fashion

UNIVERSITY PARK – It doesn’t get much more exciting than Penn State’s win at Ohio State on Thursday night in Columbus.

In case you missed it, the Nittany Lions pulled off a stunner, knocking off the No. 13 Buckeyes, 82-79, when Tony Carr sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop hit a game-tying trey with five seconds left in the game. It appeared that the game was headed to OT, but Carr had other ideas. He banked in the game-winner from 35 feet away.

Chaos followed, as Penn State players mobbed Carr near center court.

Winter sports: Still plenty of can't miss games

UNIVERSITY PARK – Between Pegula Ice Arena, the Bryce Jordan Center, and Rec Hall, the University Park campus will be rocking this winter. Check out our list of games, players, and moments that we think will make this winter sports season one to remember.

Wrestling

Cael Sanderson’s modern-day dynasty will host a headline battle against Iowa at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions have won six of the last seven NCAA titles, and standing-room only tickets are still available for some matches.

Notable home matches:

Pick a weekend to check out PSU basketball

UNIVERSITY PARK – Love basketball? You are not alone.

The Penn State men’s and women’s teams are off and running as the 2017-18 season has begun. Both squads are enjoying success in the early going.

If you are trying to plan a weekend trip to Happy Valley to see the teams in action, there are some nice games ahead on both schedules.

Although it’s rare, there are a few weekends where you can catch both teams in action – so start planning now! Here they are:

Dec. 30-31

What a way to ring in the New Year!

Circle these dates: PSU hoops key games

UNIVERSITY PARK – Feeling down because football season is almost over? Don’t fret, basketball season is just starting to heat up.

Both the Nittany Lions and Lady Lions are off to undefeated starts. The Nittany Lions drubbed cross-state rival Pitt, 85-54, in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center on Monday night. They will face a stiff test tonight against No. 16 Texas A&M at 6 p.m.

Let’s take a look at some of the must-see games for each team this winter. There’s quite a bit to choose from!

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Nittany Lion basketball squad remains undefeated

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Despite missing  its starters Tony Carr and Josh Reaves to injury, Penn State defeated Columbia, 79-65, Friday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. 

Penn State men's hoop squad holds off Montana

UNIVERSITY PARK — Behind the performances of Lamar Stevens and Shep Garner in the second-half, Penn State defeated Montana, 70-57, Wednesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Despite losing its leading scorer in Tony Carr to an injury at the beginning of the second-half, the Nittany Lions were propelled by the 3-point ball and held off the Grizzlies. 

Lamar Stevens lead the Nittany Lions in both scoring with 25 points, and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in the victory.

“Everybody stepped up to get the win,” Stevens said during the postgame press conference.

Carr helps Nittany Lions earn season-opening win

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Tony Carr set a new carer-high in scoring with 33 points in Friday night's 86-75 win over the Campbell Fighting Camels.

Despite cutting the once 17-point lead to five points with one minute remaining, the Fighting Camels were unsuccessful in keeping up with the Nittany Lions.

Carr, who said he needed to develop a “scoring mentality” in the second half after Lamar Stevens fouled out, did just that.

“I just tried to make the best plays for my team, whether that is shooting or passing, or diving on the floor,” Carr said.

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