CINCINNATI, Ohio - Set to make its first NCAA Tournament appearance in program history, the Nittany Lions boarded the bus in Happy Valley Thursday afternoon before hopping on a charter plane headed for Cincinnati.
Touching down around 5:30 p.m., the Nittany Lions dropped their bags and headed to dinner, feasting at a Brazilian steakhouse.
A second bus also left Happy Valley Thursday afternoon, filled with equipment and headed directly to U.S. Bank Arena. Traveling the nearly 430 miles by bus, the Nittany Lion equipment bus pulled into the arena late at night to get started unloading and prepping the locker room for Friday's practice.
Friday's schedule picks up in the afternoon with press conferences, practice and some behind-the-scenes video shoots.