Penn State in the NIT Finals: Where to watch

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s basketball team will see its season end – one way or another – on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The Nittany Lions posted an impressive 75-60 win over Mississippi State in the NIT semifinals on Tuesday night. Now, it’s onto the NIT finals and a chance to bring a banner back to the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lions will face Utah in the title game.

If you can’t make it to the Big Apple, there are plenty of options for viewing the game right here in Happy Valley. The game will be televised at 7 p.m. on Thursday night by ESPN2. No matter where you are, be sure to tune in!

Here are some of our top spots for watching the game:

Hi-Way Pizza Pub West – Looking to try something new? Check out the new Hi-Way! Plenty of flat screen TVs to check out the action and more than 30 beers on tap. Add to it some of the best pizza in town and you’ve got a winning combination. Conveniently located at 1301 W. College Ave. in State College.

Home D Pizza Pub – You can’t go wrong with Home D. With locations in Bellefonte and State College, Home D is the perfect place to watch the game. Whether you’re looking for pizza, the perfect hoagie or some wings, Home D has it. Home D is also the home of Robin Hood Brewing Co., another reason why it makes our list.

Liberty Craft House – Looking for a unique brew while you watch the game? Liberty is it. With one of the most extensive draft lists in State College, Liberty has something for every taste. Food? Of course. There’s a large menu filled with small plates, salads and sandwiches. Liberty is located at 346 E. College Ave.

Whiskers – It doesn’t get more Penn State than Whiskers at the Nittany Lion Inn. If you want to check out the game, have some tasty appetizers or a full meal, Whiskers is the place to be. Be sure to take your blue and white gear to cheer on the Nittany Lion men’s basketball team as they try to bring another NIT title home to Happy Valley. Whiskers is located at the Nittany Lion Inn, 200 W. Park Ave.

Legends – The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel is home to Legends. The ultimate Penn State sports bar features sandwiches, salads and appetizers. The Penn State burger is legendary, so to speak. The Brews and Burger Club is great for frequent guests.

Enjoy the food, drink and hoops and cheer on the Nits as they try to bring another title back to Happy Valley!

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