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Taylor Sets Tone for Victory over No. 22 Indiana

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - From the moment Brandon Taylor stepped onto the Bryce Jordan Center hardwood on Saturday night, the senior had a look in his eyes that he wasn't going to be denied.

The New Jersey product drained the first two shots he attempted, helping ignite the Nittany Lions to the type of quick start they needed against the high-powered 22nd-ranked Indiana Hoosiers.

The crowd of more than 10,000 roared as Taylor rattled off three-straight buckets mid-way through the first half to help the Nittany Lions match the Hoosiers blow-for-blow. But it was his sequence of 11 points during a six-minute span in crunch time that was Taylor's finest in the Blue and White.

With the game on the line and the Nittany Lions trailing by three, 48-45, with 10:24 to play, Taylor triggered a 10-2 scoring run that helped ignite Penn State and the boisterous crowd. He scored 11 of Penn State's next 13 points, which include a trio of triples, and willed the Nittany Lions to a 68-63 triumph over the Hoosiers.

"Throughout the whole game, all I was thinking was keep punching," said Taylor. "They're going to go on runs. We're going to go on runs, but you know who can take the punches the most and respond is the team that's going to win. And I think my teammates and myself did a good job of doing that."

Taylor finished with a game-high 24 points on 10-for-20 shooting and 4-for-9 from long range. He also had six rebounds and a tally of attitude club points that brought a smile to Coach Chambers' face when the two embraced on the floor after a much-needed victory.

"The fact that he continues to develop and continues to come in and work even harder to keep our culture where it is, it just says a lot about his character, his integrity and what he's all about, what he's made of," head coach Patrick Chambers said. "Nobody was happier than me for him that he really stepped up tonight and made some big shots when we needed it."

On a night when neither team led by more than six points in a game with 14 lead changes and 13 ties, Taylor and Penn State stepped up to make the winning plays when the game was on the line. The Nittany Lions played basketball with relentless effort for 40 minutes.

And it's Taylor who sets the tone for everyone else on the floor. He is playing at an All-Big Ten level statistically (21.0 ppg and 9.0 rpg in the last three), but it's the things that don't show up on the box score that make Taylor this team's MVP. He's doing things that not even Taylor probably imagined he could do early in his career.

"We've taken a lot of punches like you said, and not giving up is the reason why we come out this game with a 'W'," said Taylor. "And we could've put our heads down.  We could've ran away, but we stuck our necks out there. We continue to work and we continue to watch film and get shots up. We knew that there was going to be a game where, you know, we're going to defend and play Penn State basketball for 40 minutes."

Taylor's confidence elevates everyone around him, and it's a big reason why Devin Foster tallied a career-high 13 points, Payton Banks made a pivotal triple in the final two minutes and Julian Moore notched a clinching old-fashioned three-point play on an inbounds pass from Taylor in a tie game with 1:13 to go.

His fingerprints were all over Penn State's first ranked win since 2014 on Saturday night. Taylor's value to this team is not measurable. Without him, it's hard to envision where the Nittany Lions would be right now. But with him, Penn State has a chance every time it steps on the floor, just like it did on Saturday.


"It's big for our program. It's important on so many levels," said Chambers. "We were obviously on a losing streak and we were kind of on that roller coaster that I've been telling you guys about, a little up, a little down and it's just nice to throw a punch and not get on the ropes and stay in the middle of the ring. That's what we did. We stayed in the middle of the ring and they believed.  They believed that they were good enough, tough enough and prepared enough to win this game."

Penn State will now head into its bye with confidence. The Lions return to action on Saturday in Lincoln against Nebraska.


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Men's Hoops Gameday 2015-16 - Penn State vs. Indiana (2/6/16)

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Welcome to live coverage of the 2015-16 Nittany Lion basketball season. After seven of its first 10 away from home, Penn State returns home to face No. 22 Indiana.

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Lions Return to BJC for Much Needed Home Game

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - After seven of the first 10 Big Ten games away from the Bryce Jordan Center, the Nittany Lion basketball team (11-12, 2-8 Big Ten) will play a much-needed home game against No. 22 Indiana (18-4, 9-1 Big Ten) on Saturday at 8 p.m. (BTN).

In dire need of a game on their home floor and shooting at familiar baskets, the Nittany Lions have traveled 6,112 miles since Big Ten play began in late December. Penn State will head into the stretch run of the regular season with five of the last eight at home.

"We haven't been home in a long time. We've been playing on the road a ton," said Chambers. "Seven out of 10 is a lot. This is the hand that we were dealt. Hopefully, being in the Bryce Jordan Center, we can see the ball go in the basket a little bit more."

The Nittany Lions head into Saturday's matchup with the red-hot Hoosiers looking to snap a four-game skid. In addition to a rigorous string of travel, the Nittany Lions have played on the road against four of the top five teams in the Big Ten standings, including No. 5 Iowa on Wednesday night.

"We've been playing some terrific teams. Iowa is a top five team," said Chambers. "Michigan is a really good team. Indiana is a terrific basketball team. We just need to slow down and play at our pace to make those shots. I'm not making excuses, but being on the road and seeing so many foreign baskets and gymnasiums, I think that plays a little bit with these kids' minds. We aren't going to do anything terribly different. We just need to see the ball go through the basket."

Snapping out of the shooting slump all boils down to confidence. The Lions have been able to generate good looks on the offensive end of the floor for the better part of three weeks. Shots just have not gone down consistently. Penn State made nine threes in Madison Square Garden on Jan. 30, but then just one in Iowa City.

"I'm a firm believe or repetition, and I'm a firm believer in preparation. Nothing changes," said head coach Patrick Chambers. "Just keep doing what you are doing. The shots are going to go in. And I have to give them the confidence to take that shot. And I am going to. They know that."

Indiana comes into the BJC atop the Big Ten standings after a dominant performance at Michigan on Tuesday night (80-67). The Hoosiers have won 14 of their last 15 games dating back to early December. Indiana is 9-1 in Big Ten play, which includes a 4-1 mark in road games.

Offensively, the Hoosiers have played at an elite level. Indiana is ranked No. 2 in the nation in field goal percentage at a blistering 51.6 percent, No. 5 in three-point field goal percentage (42.7) and No. 7 in scoring offense (85.0 ppg).

Senior Yogi Ferrell has been outstanding for Indiana in 2015-16. The dynamic point guard is No. 3 in the Big Ten in scoring (17.4 ppg), No. 4 in the Big Ten in assists (5.8 apg) and No. 3 in field goal percentage (48.4). Troy Williams is second on the team in scoring at 13.0 points per game.

Penn State and Indiana have split the last two meetings. Each of the last three games between the Nittany Lions and Hoosiers were decided by three points or less.

"It's confidence. The kids just have to continue playing with confidence," said head coach Patrick Chambers. "They truly deserve to see success with the work ethic they are putting forth."



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Garner, Nittany Lions Looking to Remain Confident After MSG

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Sophomore guard Shep Garner put on a show for the Nittany Lions in the second half of Saturday's 79-72 decision against Michigan inside Madison Square Garden.

The Philly native poured in 17 of his 22 points in the final 20 minutes of action, helping the Lions pull within five after trailing by as much as 17 to the Wolverines.

After a cold stretch from three-point range, Garner found his touch from the outside in MSG and is primed to get back on track as Penn State (11-11, 2-7 Big Ten) heads to No. 5 Iowa (17-4, 8-1 Big Ten) on Wednesday.

"It felt really good," Garner said. "I knew it would come back around. When you go in the gym and put the work in (it's going to happen). It could have been any day. The shots just happened to fall Saturday, but I never got down on myself. I just got back in the gym and went to work. When you put the work in, there is no sense getting down on yourself."

Garner made five triples against Michigan, including four in the second half. In the previous five games, the sophomore had only made four total threes. When he takes in rhythm shots, Garner is a tremendously accurate shooter, and the Lions need his production to be successful in the Big Ten.

"Hopefully, he finishes strong in February," said head coach Patrick Chambers. "I thought we shared the ball really well (on Saturday), and he finally had some good in rhythm threes where he is not shooting off the bounce. And other guys got him some shots, which is something we talked about. He should be feeling really good."

Garner, who also had six rebounds, four assists and zero turnovers in The Garden, attributed a big piece of Penn State's offensive success to ball movement. The Nittany Lions have generated good looks at the basket during the past two weeks. In the second half on Saturday, the shots began to fall.

"We are moving the ball well," said Garner. "We are getting the ball inside with BT (Brandon Taylor). He's making great decisions. And that's huge for us, using our big men more. We get more open shots that way. We've just got to make them."


The Nittany Lions shift their attention to a week that features back-to-back matchups against the teams atop the Big Ten standings. Penn State will face Iowa at 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU) in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday before welcoming No. 22 Indiana (18-4, 8-2 Big Ten) to the BJC on Saturday (8 p.m. on BTN).

Iowa has been one of the hottest teams in America during the past month and a half. The Hawkeyes have won 10 of their last 11 games, with the lone loss coming by six points (74-68) at No. 4 Maryland. Iowa has two wins over No. 18 Purdue and two wins over No. 10 Michigan State.

A veteran team, Iowa takes care of the basketball as good as anyone in the country. The Hawkeyes are No. 7 nationally in fewest turnovers per game (10.0), No. 13 in turnover margin (plus-3.8) and No. 3 in assist-turnover ratio (1.71).

Senior Jarrod Uthoff and junior Peter Jok are Iowa's top scorers. Uthoff is a difficult matchup with his size and ability to shoot from anywhere on the floor. He is averaging 18.6 points, 6.3 rebounds per game and shooting better than 46 percent from three. Jok is averaging 15.3 points and is shooting 40 percent from three. Iowa is second in the Big Ten at 81.2 points per game.

"If we fight like we did on Saturday, we are going to be in a lot of games," said Chambers. "I'd like to see us play 40 minutes. It's not about Iowa. It's not about their record. It's not about Indiana. It's not about their record. It's about Penn State...I know these next two teams are very good, but it's got to be about the progression and the process for us."

Wednesday will mark Penn State's first visit to Iowa City in three seasons. Penn State defeated Iowa in the second round of the 2015 Big Ten Tournament, 67-58. The Hawkeyes have won seven of the last 10 in the all-time series, but nine of the last 12 meetings between the two teams have been decided by single-digits.


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VIDEO: Super Saturday Hoops & Hockey Sights and Sounds

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NEW YORK - Penn State fans helped create a tremendous atmosphere for the first Super Saturday Hoops & Hockey Doubleheader inside Madison Square Garden.

The Nittany Lions fell short on the scoreboard on the hardwood (79-72) and ice (6-3) in contests against Michigan, but the Big Ten's first-ever day-night doubleheader was a resounding success. More than 27,000 fans attended the two events, including a traveling brigade of more than 500 Penn State students from the Legion of Blue and The Roar Zone.

"It was a great event and a great atmosphere," men's hockey head coach Guy Gadowsky said. "During the basketball game and then out on the streets in between games and certainly the hockey game. I'm sorry we lost, but it was a great event."

Take an inside look from the Super Saturday festivities in New York, including the changeover from hardwood to ice in a Sights and Sounds highlight video from Madison Square Garden.





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MSG Super Saturday Hoops & Hockey Live Blog

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NEW YORK - Welcome to the first Super Saturday Hoops & Hockey Doubleheader from Madison Square Garden. The Nittany Lion basketball and hockey teams are set to face Michigan in a day-night doubleheader in the "World's Most Famous Arena". 

Stay tuned for live coverage from Manhattan with game updates, behind the scenes photos and more from a unique day of Penn State sports.

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Nittany Lions Looking Ahead to Madison Square Garden

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Nittany Lion basketball team (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) will help christen an innovative concept inside Madison Square Garden when it meets Michigan (16-5, 6-2 Big Ten) in the Big Ten's first Super Saturday College Hoops & Hockey Doubleheader in Manhattan.


Taking the floor in The Garden for the first time since knocking off Baylor to win the 2009 NIT, the Lions will be looking to extend a five-game winning streak inside the "World's Most Famous Arena". Penn State has played 16 previous games inside MSG dating back to 1971.

"You should be fired up to play in a place like Madison Square Garden," said head coach Patrick Chambers. "You should be excited. There should be incredible energy. And hopefully we see that (on Saturday)."

Saturday's game will be a homecoming for senior Jordan Dickerson. The 7-foot-1 center hails from Brooklyn and will have a big cheering section on Saturday afternoon when the Lions and Wolverines meet at noon on BTN.

"It means a lot to go back home," said Dickerson. "I have a lot of family in New York, so it's going to be nice seeing them out in the stands rooting. My grandmother is going to be really excited. It definitely means a lot to play there."

The opportunity to step onto some of the most historic hardwood in the basketball world is truly a once in a college career opportunity for the Nittany Lions. The mystique and history of The Garden separates the venue from most places in the world.

"It's one of those places that means so much with all of the history," said senior Donovon Jack. "It's a big deal to be in New York City in that market. It's going to be a great experience for us all."

Chambers said that when discussions first began between Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and Penn State he had a few reservations about giving up a home game. Penn State will play just eight Big Ten home games this year, instead of the usual nine.

And who can blame Coach Chambers for initially having second thoughts when you consider Penn State's recent history with Michigan in the BJC. The Nittany Lions topped the fourth-ranked Wolverines on Feb. 27, 2013 for the program's first top five victory since 2001.

"But I think the positives in these situations outweigh the negatives," said Chambers. "It's been a tough month for travel on these kids, and you feel for them. But I do think the experience is something that will last a lifetime. They will always remember (this), despite any outcomes."

The Wolverines head to Madison Square Garden riding a three-game winning streak. Michigan defeated Rutgers (68-57) in its most recent game. The Wolverines are 6-2 in the Big Ten, which includes a 70-67 victory over then-No. 3 Maryland. Michigan topped Penn State, 79-56, in the first meeting between the two teams.

The Wolverines are among the best teams in the nation in shooting from the perimeter. Michigan is No. 6 in three-point field goals made per game (10.8), No. 7 in three-point field goal percentage (41.8) and No. 8 in total number of three-point field goals made (216). Michigan is also superb at holding onto the basketball, ranking No. 8 nationally in turnovers per game (10.0) and assist-turnover ratio (1.61).

Sophomore Duncan Robinson enters the weekend as the team's active leading scorer at 12.6 points per game. Robinson is an elite three-point shooter, ranking No. 3 in the nation at 51 percent shooting clip from beyond the arc. Robinson is one of five Michigan players with 25 or more made three-point field goals this season.

Penn State and Michigan will meet for the fifth time in a neutral site environment. The Nittany Lions are 3-1 in neutral site games, with three of the four previous meetings coming at the Big Ten Tournament. The two teams also met in a neutral site game in Pittsburgh during the 1951-52 season.

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Men's Hoops Adding to MSG History on Saturday

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11642021.jpegUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Nearly seven years have passed since a memorable spring evening inside Madison Square Garden for the Nittany Lion basketball team.

Penn State will return to The Garden on Saturday for the first time since knocking off Baylor in the 2009 NIT title game.

Saturday's return will be a treat for Penn State fans when the Nittany Lion men's hockey and hoops teams compete in a day-night doubleheader at MSG against Michigan (Basketball at 12 p.m.; Hockey at 7 p.m.).

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany made the hockey-hoops doubleheader announcement on Dec. 9, 2014, with Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour among the attendees inside MSG.

"Any time the Penn State nation has the opportunity to come to New York is always an exciting time. And the opportunity to play in Madison Square Garden is something I think our student-athletes will really enjoy, as will our community," said Barbour.

With approximately 32,000 Penn State alums in the New York City, Saturday provides a great opportunity for the local fans to Penn State teams in action at "The World's Most Famous Arena". Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and GoPSUsports.com (Click Here).

On the hardwood, the Nittany Lions will be making their 17th appearance in the current Madison Square Garden, which opened in 1968. Penn State is 10-6 all-time at MSG. The Lions have won five-straight games held in Madison Square Garden.

Penn State Men's Basketball at MSG
1971-72 - 12/27/71 - vs. Providence, L 81-65 (ECAC Holiday Classic)
1971-72 - 12/28/71 - vs. Utah, W 80-69 (ECAC Holiday Classic)
1971-72 - 12/29/71 - vs. Syracuse, L 92-77 (ECAC Holiday Classic)
1975-76 - 2/28/76 - vs. Fairfield, W 76-68
1989-90 - 3/26/90 - vs. Vanderbilt, L 75-62 (NIT)
1989-90 - 3/28/90 - vs. New Mexico, W 83-81 (OT) (NIT)
1994-95 - 3/27/95 - vs. Marquette, L 87-79 (NIT)
1994-95 - 3/29/95 - vs. Canisius, W 66-62 (NIT)
1997-98 - 3/24/98 - vs. Georgia, W 66-60 (NIT)
1997-98 - 3/26/98 - vs. Minnesota, L 79-72 (NIT)
1999-00 - 3/28/00 - vs. Notre Dame, L 73-52 (NIT)
1999-00 - 3/30/00 - vs. North Carolina State, W 74-72 (NIT)
2000-01 - 12/26/00 - vs. Princeton, W 65-52 (ECAC Holiday Classic)
2000-01 - 12/27/00 - vs. Hofstra, W 74-71 (ECAC Holiday Classic)
2008-09 - 3/31/09 - vs. Notre Dame, W 67-59 (NIT)
2008-09 - 4/2/09 - vs. Baylor, W 69-63 (NIT)

All-Time MSG Record - 10-6



11642019.jpeg Looking Back at the 2009 NIT Crown
Below is review of Penn State's 69-63 victory over Baylor en route to the program's first NIT championship during the 2008-09 season. Take a look back at a memorable Penn State night in New York City.


Lions Capture Program's First National Tournament Title in MSG

NEW YORK, April 2, 2009 - With a chorus of cheers from 36 bus loads of fans ringing down on them and a who's who of Penn State dignitaries in the stands, members of the Nittany Lion basketball team left the Madison Square Garden floor as no other had before in program history, as national tournament champions.

 

Playing the gritty, energized, relentless basketball it used all season to record a school-record win total, Penn State (27-11) posted a 69-63 victory over Baylor (24-15) in the National Invitation Tournament Championship game in New York City to complete a story book season of program firsts and claim just the second post-season tournament title in program history and first since the 1991 A-10 tournament crown.

 

"You don't know what it's going to be like when you go into it," senior Jamelle Cornley said with a wide smile and tear-swollen eyes. "The last time I cut down the nets was the state championship my freshman year of high school. To cut down some more nets in my last game is just an unbelievable feeling."

 

Cornley, who led Penn State with 18 points and seven rebounds, was named the NIT MVP despite playing the last three games of the tournament with his partially separated left shoulder tightly wrapped. One of four seniors who left the floor for the final time with a win and helped Penn State to log victories in 10 of its last 13 games, Cornley will leave an indelible mark on the Nittany Lion program for his production on the court and his emotional leadership on and off it. The 6-5, 245-pound forward who was told he was undersized by most major programs, ends his career as the Penn State's fourth all-time leading scorer (1,579) and rebounder (756).

 

Fellow seniors Stanley Pringle (10 points) and Danny Morrissey (nine points) also had big nights. Morrissey canned three big threes and epitomized the all-out effort of the Lions when he suffered a split lip and mild concussion while diving headlong for a loose ball with just over two minutes to play. The Lions third all-time three-point shooter ended his career with 221 treys.

 

"We have tough kids," said Penn State coach Ed DeChellis who was congratulated on the court by legendary Nittany Lion football coach Joe Paterno and NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris. "We're going to compete. That's been our trademark all year. That play typifies what our team has been like all year."

 

Sophomore Talor Battle, who was also named to the All-tournament team, added 12 points (all in the second half), seven assists and six boards and ended the year with the Penn State single-season assist record with 189 and the Lions' fifth-best ever single season scoring mark with 635 points. Sophomore David Jackson added 10 points as the Lions shot 54 percent in the second half and out-rebounded the taller Bears 36-29, including 12 offensive boards.

After trailing 29-25 at halftime, the Nittany Lions mounted a 7-1 surge to open the second half on the way to a 32-30. The partisan Penn State crowd roared, and the Nittany Lions never looked back on the way to hoisting a trophy and cutting down the nets in "The World's Most Famous Arena".




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Men's Hoops Gameday 2015-16 - Penn State at Ohio State (1/25/16)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Welcome to live coverage of the 2015-16 Nittany Lion basketball season. Tonight, Penn State is in Value City Arena where the Lions are set to meet Ohio State.

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Nittany Lions Seeking Second-Straight Big Ten Road Win

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Having a great road attitude is something head coach Patrick Chambers repeatedly says to the Nittany Lion basketball team.

Heading on the road is relatively straightforward. Trips include a routine of travel, scouting, practice and meals. The core members of the team and staff are together from start to finish. And the distractions are limited if the group remains focused on the task at hand.

"As Coach always says, we need to bring everyone closer together," said senior Devin Foster. "When you are on the road, everyone is against you. You have to make the (circle) tighter because you know that you are going into battle."

Approaching a road environment with a great attitude is a big piece of the battle. Walking into a different environment with confidence pays big dividends in how a team plays when the lights come on.

On the heels of a road victory at Northwestern, the Nittany Lions (11-9, 2-5) will meet Ohio State (12-8, 4-3) in Columbus on Monday (7 p.m. on BTN) in the lone matchup between the two teams this season.

Foster has been a big spark for the Nittany Lions during the past two weeks. The senior guard has averaged 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27 minutes of action during the last four games. He's coming off a 10-point, three-rebound effort against Wisconsin.

"I'm just trying to be what Coach calls a hunter of the ball, grabbing offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, deflections, and I just try to stick the open shot when I can," Foster said.

Hailing from just west of Columbus in Dayton, Foster will have a big cheering section in Value City Arena on Monday night when the Lions battle the Buckeyes. He said that upwards of 40 friends and family will be in attendance to cheer on the Nittany Lions.

Ohio State enters the game having lost three of its last four games, including its last two outings at Maryland (100-65) and at Purdue (75-64). The Buckeyes are 3-0 in Big Ten home games this season. Junior Marc Loving leads the Buckeyes in scoring at 14.6 points per game. He is one of four players averaging double-figures.

Ohio State's size is a big factor in its success. The Buckeyes are No. 8 in the nation with 117 total blocks this season. Ohio State is No. 3 in the Big Ten in field goal percentage defense at 39.4 percent.

"They are young, but they are really, really talented," said Chambers. "They have a lot of different options, and they have a lot of length. It's Thad Matta. He's a great coach, and it's going to be a challenging game.


Freshman JaQuan Lyle comes into the week ranked No. 2 in the nation in assists by a freshman (101). Lyle recorded Ohio State's fifth triple-double with a 16-point, 12-rebound, 11-assist effort against Rutgers on Jan. 13. Fellow freshman Daniel Giddens is No. 4 nationally in blocks by a freshman with 38.


Ohio State leads the all-time series against the Nittany Lions, 31-14. The two teams have split the last two meetings, which includes a Penn State win in Columbus on Jan. 29, 2014 when D.J. Newbill drained a game-winner in overtime.

After the rare Monday night game, the Nittany Lions will have a brief break before a trip to Madison Square Garden on Saturday during the first Big Ten hoops-hockey doubleheader in Manhattan. Penn State meets Michigan at noon in basketball and 7 p.m. in hockey.


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