VIDEO: Nittany Lions Take Attitude Everywhere They Go

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Searching for its first Big Ten win, the Nittany Lion basketball team (8-14, 0-10 Big Ten) travels to Nebraska (11-12, 2-8 Big Ten) on Saturday for a 9 p.m. ET (ESPNU) clash against the Huskers at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Attitude travels with the Nittany Lions everywhere they go, literally.  Penn State posts an ATTITUDE banner at every venue it practices in.  GoPSUsports.com traveled with the ATTITUDE sign for an inside look for what it means to the program, coaches and players.  Take a look at a video feature leading up to Saturday's trip to Nebraska.



Pregame Notebook:
Newbill Rising with Each Game
Rising sophomore D.J. Newbill has become a serious scoring threat and distributor during Penn State's Big Ten season.  Newbill's transformation from an off-guard to a point guard has been an evolutionary process since Tim Frazier was injured in November, but you can't say enough about the job Newbill has done for the Lions.  The Philadelphia native visibly improves every time he steps on the floor, and he has become Penn State's vocal leader.  He posted his seventh 20-point game at Iowa last week, and he is averaging 18.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds during his last six games.  He ranks sixth in the Big Ten in scoring at 15.7 tallies per game for the season.

Lions Pay a Visit to Football Building
On Wednesday, head coach Patrick Chambers took the Nittany Lions to the Lasch Football Building for a workout and a film session in the football squad room.  Why?  He wanted the team to see what great tradition looks like.  Chambers said the experience was terrific for the Nittany Lions.

Scouting Nebraska
After knocking off Northwestern (64-49) at home, Nebraska has lost its last two games.  The Huskers notched a four-point win over the Nittany Lions in the first meeting of the season on Jan. 19.  The Lions had opportunities late, but the Huskers held on for the victory.  Nebraska has been off since its 63-56 setback to No. 11 Nebraska last Saturday.  Junior guard Ray Gallegos leads a trio of Nebraska starters in double figures (13.3 ppg).  The guard can heat up from the perimeter at any given moment and knock down consecutive shots, making him a dangerous cover on the perimeter.  He has made 58 3-pointers this season.

Senior guard Dylan Talley is averaging 13.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest.  Senior forward Brandon Ubel is the third Cornhusker averaging double digits.  Ubel comes into the game at 11.8 points and a team-high 6.8 rebounds per contest.  Freshman guard Shavon Shields (7.4 ppg) went 10-for-11 and scored 29 points against the Nittany Lions in the first meeting.

Tip is slated for 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU.


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