By Kyra Rogan on March 30, 2018
NEW YORK—15 days and five games later, the Penn State Nittany Lions left Madison Square Garden as a team of champions on March 30, 2018. After defeating the Utah Utes with a final score of 82-66, the Nittany Lions were named the 2018 NIT Champions.
By John Patishnock on March 29, 2018
NEW YORK — Dressed almost entirely in blue-and-white gear, Legion of Blue President Nick Malizia and Vice President Andrew Flatley look and feel completely in their element.
For many reasons.
They’re wearing their school colors, and they’re surrounded by fellow members of Legion of Blue, the student section for the men’s basketball team.
By Michael Kresovich on March 29, 2018
NEW YORK — Penn State will have a chance to capture its second NIT championship since 2009 as the Nittany Lions meet the Utah Utes tonight in the NIT final.
The Nittany Lions used a 24-0 run in the second quarter during Tuesday night’s 75-60 win over Mississippi State in the semi-finals.
Tony Carr led the team in scoring, as the sophomore posted 21 points in the victory.
Senior Shep Garner dropped 18 in the win, with all 18 coming from the three-point ball.
By Chris Morelli on March 28, 2018
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.
By Michael Kresovich on March 27, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK – After taking down Marquette in the NIT quarterfinals last week, Penn State will now face Mississippi State with a trip to the NIT championship on the line.
Penn State defeated Marquette 85-80 behind a 30-point performance from sophomore Lamar Stevens.
Tony Carr also posted 25 points in the win to go along with six rebounds and seven assists.
The Nittany Lions will need the same offensive production tonight at Madison Square Garden from Carr and Stevens to stay pace with a three-ball happy team.
By Chris Morelli on March 26, 2018
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.
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By HappyValley.com... on March 21, 2018
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – The Penn State men’s basketball team just keeps on climbin’.
The Nittany Lions took care of business on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, Wisc., knocking off Marquette, 85-80, in the quarterfinals of the NIT.
Penn State was sparked by Lamar Stevens, who tied his career-best with 30 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter.
The No. 4 seeded Nittany Lions will head once again to New York City – this time for the NIT semifinals. They will face Mississippi State on Tuesday, March 27.
By Michael Kresovich on March 20, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK – After taking down top-seeded Notre Dame 73-63 Saturday in the second round of the NIT Tournament, Penn State will face the No. 2 seed Marquette on the road tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
By Michael Kresovich on March 15, 2018
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.
By Chris Morelli on March 12, 2018
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.