Penn State rallies for big NIT win

UNIVERSITY PARK — Thanks to a late offensive push by the Nittany Lions, Penn State was able to move past Temple 63-57 in the opening round of the NIT.

Senior Shep Garner scored only eight points in the victory but six came in the closing two minutes of the game.

Garner drilled a deep three to tie the game at 56 with just over a minute and a half left in regulation. Two possessions later, Garner knocked another down three-pointer, this time extending the Penn State lead to two possessions.

Penn State basketball team is NIT-bound

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s basketball team is headed to the NIT.

The Nittany Lions will face cross-state rival Temple in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The Nittany Lions failed to make the NCAA Tournament when the field was announced on Sunday evening. They are a No. 4 seed in the NIT.

Nittany Lions advance at Big Ten Tournament

NEW YORK — The Penn State men’s basketball team is moving on.

The Nittany Lions took care of business in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament, knocking off No. 10 seed Northwestern, 65-57, on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The game was tied at 30 at the intermission, but the No. 7 seeded Nittany Lions pulled away in the second half to advance in the tourney. They are now 20-12 on the season. The Wildcats’ season ended at 15-17.

Nittany Notes: PSU hoops squad ready for Big Ten Tourney

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s basketball team concluded its season last night, with a 76-64 loss to Nebraska on the road.

Penn State was without its leading rebounder Mike Watkins, who missed the game due to a knee injury.

Tony Carr led the Nittany Lions in scoring with 27 points in the loss.

After dropping three consecutive games, Penn State sits at 19-12 on the season with an even 9-9 record in the Big Ten.

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Penn State drew the No. 7 seed in the 2018 Big Ten tournament in New York City.

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 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.


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.


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