Surging Lions face Michigan in home finale
UNIVERSITY PARK – On the heels of their biggest home game of the season (last week vs. Ohio State), the Penn State men’s basketball team has another big home game on Wednesday, Feb. 21, when Michigan comes to town.
The Nittany Lions lost a little momentum on Sunday, falling at Purdue, 76-73. However, there is a lot on the line for Penn State, which is 19-10 overall, 9-7 in the Big Ten. Right now, the Lions are a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament. Wednesday night’s game with No. 17 Michigan can go a long way if they win convincingly, as they did against the Buckeyes last week.
Penn State is currently ranked at No. 77 in RPI, which is one of the tools used by the NCAA to evaluate teams for the Big Dance.
Tony Carr has been on fire for the Lions, averaging nearly 20 points per game and shooting 42.1 percent from the field.
Penn State received six votes in the latest AP poll, which was released on Monday. The last time it received multiple votes for the Top 25 was week eight of the 2014-15 season, when it received five votes.
If you haven’t seen the Lions at home yet this season, tomorrow night’s game is your last chance. Tickets for the Senior Night game on Wednesday are still available at www.ticketmaster.com. Tip-off at the BJC is set for 7 p.m.