Final score: VT 66 PSU 64
0:07: Battle with another clutch 3! Down 1 with 7.7 seconds to go.
0:40 VT ball, Lions down 3
1:34: Va Tech clinging to a 3 point lead, 62-59, and with the possession arrow.
1:52: Battle misses a pair and the Lions are still down 60-59
3:30: Same score...Battle with 27 so far. Hokies at the line. Media timeout.
4:20: Andrew Jones at the line. Hits both for a 59-58 lead!
5:54: Santa and Mrs. Claus came with some elves for today's game. Check out the Penn State Basketball fan page on Facebook to find photos of you with Santa. These Nittany Nation men are ready for finals week to be over so they can celebrate the holidays!
6:00 VT up 56-55
- Whiteout attendance tonight of 11,237 is Penn State's largest non-conference home crowd since taking on Pitt in the BJC in Dec. 2004. (courtesy of PSU Basketball Sports Information Director Brian Siegrist via Twitter)
9:12 Talor Battle layup cuts the Hokie lead to 2
10:41 Hokies up 53-47
11:43 Hokies up 48-47, congrats to the winners of the Pirates prizes
15:56 Timeout on the floor with the Hokies up 43-39. Papa John's pizza, Kiss Cam, and cowbell has the crowd rocking, a big play could make this building shake right about now...
17:48: 41-39 Tech, Battle with a 3 for 22 points.
Ross Ohlendorf's team loses to the Pirate Parrot's team. Don't forget, Penn State night at PNC Park July 16 vs. Houston!
Pirate Parrot hits 3 3 pointers in a row during the halftime contest. How will Ohlendorf's team do?
'Hooters Wing Eating Contest going on now. Pick up an entry form and coupon at any Nittany Lion home game to participate. Winners will get cash and more. Who will down the most wings? Thank you Hooters Girls for helping us today!
0:00: Tied at 36 at the half.
1:15: Jeff Brooks with the huge alley-oop! ESPN Top Plays again, I'm sure!
2:46: PSU cheerleaders provide entertainment during the last media timeout.
3:15: Battle with another 3!!! He has 18 points on the day.
6:15: Talor Battle with the huge three to go up 28-25! Zombie Nation blares as VA Tech calls time out.
7:00: The Lion pumps up the crowd in a recent break.
7:41: The Pittsburgh Pirates' halftime entertainment includes SP Ross Ohlendorf in a three point contest! 23-21 Hokies. Battle leads both teams with 10 points.
8:59: Battle with the huge jam to tie the game at 20!
13:15: Lionettes with another great performance tonight. And Battle returns to the floor.
13:37: Talor Battle helped off the floor...We all hope he is okay.
14:29: DJ Jackson plays defense after a big three pointer. Lions lead 12-9
20:00: Hokies win the tip and we are off. Catch the game on ESPN2 right now!
7:02: Talor Battle presented with this commemorative ball before the game, in honor of his 1000th point.
6:55 PM: The blinking shakers were given out to all students today. Looks pretty cool when the lights are out.
6:50 PM: Penn State students have shown up tonight in full force and the place is still filling up.
6:45 PM: Gottlieb and Sciambi setting up in advance for tonight's broadcast.
6:36 PM: The team huddles up during warmups. Getting ready to face the Hokies. 30 minutes til the tip!
6:29 PM: The Pirate Parrot playing Rock Band in the concourse before the game. Take your picture with him all night long.
6:17 PM: The Nittany Lions carry a nine game winning streak in the friendly confines of the Bryce Jordan Center
6:14 PM: The lovely ladies of Kappa Delta tape a segment for the Penn State Basketball Story.
6:08 PM: On November 28, 2007, the Nittany Lions beat Virginia Tech at the BJC. The Hokies beat the Nittany Lions in the other four matchups, over a span of 58 years. They first met in 1921.
6:01 PM: The Hokies on the floor getting ready for the game. They are 7-1 on the season, with their only loss at the hands of Temple. The Owls also beat Penn State last Saturday in Philadelphia.
When the Lions left the floor during warm ups, Nittany Nation serenaded the Hokies with a lil' number from N'Sync called "This I Promise You". Look for this to become a tradition during the Big Ten season with the Nation singing a new song each time.
6:00 PM: Gates open. Meet Pittsburgh Pirates SP Russ Ohlendorf and the Pirate Parrot on the concourse before the game,
5:54 PM: Talor Battle getting warmed up tonight.
5:45 PM: ESPN in the house tonight calling the game at 7:00 on ESPN2. Doug Gottlieb and Jon Sciamba with the call. If you can't watch the game, follow us on twitter @GoPSUHoopsgmday.
5:32 PM: Gates open for students in fifteen minutes and they are already lined up outside Gate A!
5:28 PM: Come to tonight's game for a feww Andrew Jones face stick.
5:19 PM: Just set up on the BJC floor. Watching our women's volleyball game on the scoreboard tv screen. Congrats on 100 wins in a row and another Final Four appearence!
Milestone of a season
Talor scored a career best 32, DJ scored a high of 29, Brook's put back reverse slam dunk was ESPN SportsCenter's #1 play. What will happen tonight?
Drew Jones Public Service Announcement
#22 posted a personal message to the entire Nittany Nation to come out to the Lion's Lair on Saturday
Fans can receive a Blinking Shaker at the gates *while supplies last
Make sure to stop by Portal 3 on the concourse to meet Pirates Pitcher Ross Ohlendorf.
Fans who bought tickets to the game this week at the HUB, BJC or Lubrano Park had a chance to enter to win one of three great Pirates prizes. Winners will be announced during the game.
*15 Suite tickets to Penn State Night at PNC Park on July 16
*Watch batting practice on the field at Penn State Night - PNC Park on July 16
*Throw out the first pitch at Penn State Night - PNC Park on July 16
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