Penn State in the NIT semis: Where to watch

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s basketball is in the Big Apple for the NIT Semifinals, which take place on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

The Nittany Lions are on a roll in the NIT, having beaten Temple, Notre Dame and Marquette. Next up is Mississippi State at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The game will be televised by ESPN.

Can’t make it to New York City? Well, there are plenty of options for watching the big game right here in Happy Valley.

Here are some of our favorites:

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 punch their ticket to the NIT title game!

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