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Buckeyes Clip Penn State at the Buzzer

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By Jack Dougherty, GoPSUsports.com Student Staff Writer

 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Tony Carr did all he could down the stretch, scoring each of the last five points for the Nittany Lions, but his late-game heroics weren't enough.

 

With less than a minute remaining and Penn State down by four, Carr knifed through the middle of the defense and finished a tough layup in traffic to cut Ohio State's lead to two, 69-67. After a Jae'Sean Tate turnover on the other end, it was Carr's turn again.

 

With the shot clock off, Penn State moved the ball swiftly around the outside ticking time off until only 10 seconds remained in the game. Receiving a pass from his former high school teammate Shep Garner on the left wing, he hoisted up a deep 3-pointer that hit nothing but cotton to put Penn State in front by one.

 

On the next possession, Tate redeemed the earlier turnover with a coast-to-coast run and left-handed game winner with three seconds left to seal the 71-70 win for the Buckeyes, as a hushed silence fell over the Bryce Jordan Center crowd.

 

"That final deciding play that we had on offense, Shep made the decision and made the play," Carr said. "I was just trying to be a good teammate and get open. It just means a whole lot to me to know that [my teammates] trust me."

 

While the lack of tallies in the win column don't necessarily reflect the quality of play in the last four games, Carr's teammates have put full faith in him to make plays in the waning minutes when the game is on the line.

 

Just in the last home game against Purdue, Carr scored 14 of the team's final 18 points to bring Penn State back and send the game to overtime. Still, Penn State did not emerge with the win.

 

In Penn State's last 10 games, Carr is averaging 17.5 points and 5.1 assists per game. The freshman has been visibly more confident with the ball as of late, especially with the pressure on at the end of the game.

 

"Kid's a confident kid and most importantly, he's a winner and he's learning how to lead. We have a special player on our hands for sure," head coach Pat Chambers said.

 

Carr's 21 points Tuesday night marked his third straight game with at least 20 points. He also chipped in five rebounds and four assists.

 

Garner also joined Carr with a 20-point game against the Buckeyes. Garner made five threes on a career-high 14 attempts from beyond the arc. Garner scored eight of the team's first 13 points to keep Penn State within striking distance early.

 

"I think trying to get him going early was really good," Chambers said. "Tony did a lot of that. He saw the ball go through the basket a few times."

 

Garner also started off just as hot in the second half with two threes in the team's first three possessions, serving as the catalyst in Penn State's 17-4 run coming out of halftime to grow the lead to nine.

 

"He looked like a different kid tonight," Chambers said. "He looked like he had some energy in his feet, he was ready to play, play with confidence. I think trying to get him going early was really good."

 

While taking fewer shots per game this year, Garner has shown flashes of just how effective he can be, especially from 3-point line. Garner is shooting 35% from deep and leads the team in minutes per game. His role as a captain on such a young team is taking precedence over his role as a scorer, and he's accepted it.

 

"I think we're playing great," Garner said. "I think teams make certain plays and we don't. That's what it comes down to. They are all learning experiences. We take every game as a learning experience win or lose."

 

Tuesday night's late heartbreaking loss to Ohio State was just another chapter of the close losses that have piled up all season long.

 

Penn State has now lost five games decided by four points or less this season, which doesn't include the triple overtime loss to Indiana.

 

With more time, experience and chemistry, those close losses can surely flip into wins. Add a few up and the season is an entirely different story.

 

"That's a good thing for this program," Chambers said. "That's a good thing for the fans out there that these guys care this much. We have winners in that locker room who are invested, who want to get better, and they want to see this thing turn."

Men's Hoops Gameday Live - vs. Ohio State (2/28/17)

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State men's basketball has returned home from the road, set to close out its 2017 home slate hosting Ohio State Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center. Follow along for updated stats and exclusive content. 



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Pregame Reading: Hoops Media Update

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By Arielle Sargent, GoPSUSPorts.com

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State men's basketball has returned home from the road, set to close out its 2017 home slate hosting Ohio State Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. 

Tonight, the Nittany Lions are looking to snap a three-game skid, coming off of an 81-71 loss on the road at Minnesota before hitting the road again to close out the regular season at Iowa Sunday.

Despite the record though, the season's far from over for head coach Patrick Chambers, who noted the Nittany Lions will continue their relentless pursuit to get better at Penn State basketball.

"This is a vicious puzzle that I'm trying to put together for some synergy and some chemistry and to make sure we finish strong, but most importantly continue to get better," Chambers said.

Among the pieces of the puzzle, leading rebounder and shot-blocker Mike Watkins was noticeably absent for most Minnesota outing, grabbing four boards and blocking three shots in 16 minutes on the court against the Golden Gophers.

"Mike was in foul trouble," Chambers said. "According to our analytics, he was plus-9 in 16 minutes."

Watkins' presence is no doubt key to the Nittany Lion defense, changing everything on the court.

"Mike is the main point of our defense and when he's out it's clear to see that it's hard to get rebounds," Carr said. "It kind of makes you buckle down more to keep your guy in front of him just knowing that Mike is not there to save you at the end of the day," Carr said.

As Penn State looks toward its final two games of the season though, Chambers remains focused on finding just the right combination on the court, believing that the Nittany Lions will have to earn the right to a little bit of luck, especially in a few league games that narrowly slipped away. 

"We have to continue to get better and hopefully this thing, the ball starts bouncing our way," Chamber said. "You earn the right to have those lucky bounces, you earn the right to have a little bit of luck to come your way and right now we haven't found that yet." 

Tony Carr Being Tony Carr
Ever since Chambers entrusted Carr with a level of responsibility on par with his veteran captains, the freshman guard has continued to prove why he earned it. Noting that his confidence level is at an all time high, it's not hard see where the certainty is coming from.

Leading the team with 13.2 points per game, Carr is also atop the team standings in assists, having recently set the freshman record with 119 on the year. With at least 20 points in back-to-back games, Carr also dished out seven helpers in both outings. 

"Just kind of figuring out the college game a little bit more, game by game and just finding where I can be effective at," Carr said. "Coaches helping me out and putting me in different places on the floor, at different positions at different times, I would definitely say I'm a very confident player right now."

For Carr, that confidence doesn't come with out extra preparation, as he mentioned taking time to watch film and really identify areas he can be more effective in a different way that most players might approach film study.

"It [watching film] has helped me just so I could figure out where I could get post ups on some guys who are smaller than me or where I can attack certain defenses off the pick and roll and how the big men react to certain moves and things like that," Carr said. "Just watching it and seeing where I can make the game easier for myself and where I can get easier shots."

No Seniors on the Court
While Penn State won't have any seniors on the court at tipoff, the Nittany Lions will honor the contributions of their senior managers, who truly play an important role in the team's success.
 

"I have great relationships with those guys off the court and just being on the road with us, and begin basically everywhere with us, they're not managers, they're kind of part of the team and I'm sure it's going to a special night for them," Carr said. 

More from Carr on the role the #PSUMBB managers play for the Nittany Lions.

What About WHOOP
A few weeks ago, Chambers noted that the team had incorporated WHOOP technology into training. A watch-like apparatus worn on the wrist, WHOOP tracks a variety of metrics to help  athletes reach their top performance potential. For Mike Watkins, part of reaching his highest potential, means getting solid sleep.

"I dealt with it at first, just to test it out, but once you start realizing, 'oh I'm not getting enough sleep,' you see the difference in your performance from when you get enough sleep and when you don't get enough sleep," Watkins said. 

That's made all the difference for Watkins, who went from a three-four-hour sleep schedule to around nine hours of sleep at night. 

"I was all over the place without the WHOOP," Watkins said.

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Mindset Key as Lions Head to Minnesota

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By Arielle Sargent, GoPSUSports.com

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - It's a road warrior mentality for Penn State men's basketball this weekend as the Nittany Lions hit the road, traveling to Minnesota for a Saturday afternoon matchup against the Golden Gophers in Minneapolis.

Coming off a performance recognized by head coach Patrick Chambers as Penn State's toughest yet, the challenge now becomes taking that same mindset out of the Bryce Jordan Center and on the road.

"We competed tonight and this was the hardest that we played all year," Chambers said postgame following a tough loss to No. 14 Purdue earlier this week.

Praising the toughness and physicality of his Nittany Lions, who battled back from behind by as many as 10 to force overtime, the same level of play will be nothing short of crucial come Saturday. 

"We have to have a road attitude, road warriors, we have to have a great mindset, be ready to compete and know that it's not all about making shots," Chambers said.

Two Nittany Lions who didn't exactly struggle to make their shots Tuesday night though, are freshmen Tony Carr and Lamar Stevens, who have both stepped up amidst the final stretch of the regular season. Across the last six games, Carr and Stevens are each averaging 18.2 points per game with 5.5 assists and 6.8 rebounds per game.

Carr led the way with 21 points against the Boilermakers, dishing out seven assists to go along with five rebounds. With Chambers already passing on a leadership role on Carr, he noted that Stevens is a work in progress, with a future leadership role certainly a possibility. 

Stevens finished just behind Carr with 18 points against Purdue, nearly hitting the 20-point mark for what would have been a fifth game scoring 20 or more. Rather, Stevens has registered 20-point outings in three of the last six games, including back-to-back performances against then-No. 21/22 Maryland and Illinois to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.

Among the stretch, he has come through in the clutch for the Nittany Lions, with a gritty toughness, working inside to finish, often getting to free throw line too. Both Stevens and Carr are also atop the team standings from the charity stripe, shooting 78 percent from the free throw line on the year. 

"He has really stepped up in a lot of different ways," Chambers said, reflecting on Stevens' recent impact. "He's a little bit more vocal in practice, a little bit more vocal in the locker room, vocal in huddles. He is not afraid to put himself out there." 

When he's not locating a lane to drive inside, Stevens has also kept fans on the edge of their seats knocking down a midrange jumper, or even the occasional 3-pointer. 

"I consider myself a shooter now," Stevens joked postgame following the win against the Terps, where he scored 25 points, including his fourth triple of the season.

As Stevens and Carr both noted postgame against Purdue though, although Penn State played harder against the Boilermakers, without a win, there's still a lot of room to for improvement moving forward.

Putting the past away though, Chambers noted that in the days following he's pleased to see the Nittany Lions back into the gym with the right approach. 

"They know we let one slip through our hands a little bit but that's the type of response we want," Chambers said. "We're going to learn from these tough defeats and get back on the horse so to speak, and get back in the practice gym, get some shots up work on our defense and work on our habits."

The formula for the rest of the week included an off day Wednesday and a lighter day Thursday before the Nittany Lions ramped up the intensity today to get adjusted and primed for game speed for Saturday's 3 p.m. tipoff on BTN. 

A Bit About Minnesota
The Golden Gophers enter the matchup on a six-game winning streak, coming off an 89-75 win on the road at Maryland Wednesday. The Minnesota streak is tied for the longest in the conference alongside Big Ten standings leader Purdue. 

In the earlier meeting of the series this year, Penn State captured a dramatic 52-50 win against then-No. 24 Minnesota, when Carr sank a pair of free throws to push the Nittany Lions ahead, drawing a foul on the final push to the basket. Penn State had also trailed by as many as 10 at the half before earning its fourth consecutive win in the series against the Golden Gophers. 

Minnesota is led by leading scorer Nate Mason, who is averaging 16.7 points per game in conference play, which ranks fifth in the Big Ten standings. 

The Nittany Lions limited Mason to just seven points in the mid-January outing at home, while Reggie Lynch led the way with 12 points. Lynch is currently one of the nation's best shot blockers, averaging a team-high 3.1 blocks per game, which is tops in the Big Ten standings and third nationally. 

"They're playing for something, we're playing for something," Chambers said looking toward the matchup.  "It's a big game for us, especially being on the road. so the mindset is going to be critical to everything we do and we've been talking about it."

Future is Bright, Despite OT Loss to No. 14 Purdue

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By Jack Dougherty, GoPSUsports.com Student Staff Writer

 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Purdue head coach Matt Painter said it best following Penn State's 74-70 overtime loss to the Boilermakers Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.

 

"It was one of those games, and it rarely happens, where a team outplays another one, plays harder and they lose the game especially on their home court," Painter said. "I think the only category we won tonight was the only one that's important and that's the final score."

 

Penn State led the game for 32:32, while Purdue was ahead for only 9:16. The Nittany Lions also outshot the Boilermakers 43 to 40 percent. Purdue entered Tuesday's matchup having been outrebounded just five times on the year as the Nittany Lions also won the battle on the boards, outrebounding the Boilermakers 40-38.

 

Still it was No. 14 Purdue heading home to West Lafayette, Indiana with the win/

 

The Nittany Lions were extremely effective on the defensive end, tipping passes, diving on loose balls, and contesting shots all night, demonstrating the "attitude plays" that Chambers has stressed all year long.  

 

Penn State held the Big Ten's second-leading scorer, Caleb Swanigan, to just 10 points and nine rebounds in the game. Swanigan was averaging 18.9 points per game and a conference-best 13 rebounds before the contest.

 

"I like to think that our guys left Swanigan and [Isaac] Haas leaving here bumped and bruised too, which is good," Chambers said. "

 

With Swanigan and Haas both effective at patrolling the paint for Purdue, not many opponents are able to dominate the Boilermakers inside, but that's exactly what the Nittany Lions were able to accomplish.

 

Penn State outscored Purdue 46-12 in the paint, while also blocking 10 shots, including three from Mike Watkins. Among the Nittany Lion advantage on the glass, Penn State also owned a 14-10 margin in offensive boards, scoring 14 second chance points.

 

Watkins set the tone for the Nittany Lions on the boards in the first half, registering 12 of his 13 boards in the first half. With just under eight minutes left in the first half, Watkins battled Swanigan inside and won three straight offensive rebounds, eventually getting fouled and going to the line after the third.

 

The Lions also tallied 12 steals, the most a team has recorded against Purdue this season. Sophomore Josh Reaves, the Big Ten leader in steals per game, had five steals himself for the third time this year.

 

Ultimately, Purdue looking toward its perimeter shooters to come through, as the Boilermakers finished with 12 triples, shooting 46 percent from behind the arc.

 

The defensive surge though, is exactly what Chambers noted his Nittany Lions had been working on leading up to Tuesday's matchup, specifically pleased with the performances of Watkins, Julian Moore and Lamar Stevens.

 

"Friday we worked on it," Chambers said. "Sunday and Monday we worked on stances, communicating, not giving them an inch and really pressuring the ball. I would like to think for the most part we did a really good job."

 

That type of physicality and toughness is exactly what Chambers was looking for as the result, noting it's the hardest his Nittany Lions have played all year.

 

As hard as Penn State played Tuesday night though, the resounding feeling with the team after the loss is that there is simply no room for moral victories.

 

"If we don't win, effort doesn't mean anything to me," Tony Carr said. "All that matters is winning. It's everything. I'm proud of my team, we fought back hard, but we just have to come out with the 'W' at the end of the game."

 

Carr stuffed the stat sheet for the Lions with 21 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks. He came through in the clutch late, scoring 14 of Penn State's last 18 points down the stretch, including six consecutive points in the final two minutes of the game to bring the Nittany Lions back from a six-point deficit to tie the score and force overtime.

 

The Boilermakers tried a plethora of defensive experiments on Carr in the final minutes, but he confidently took any defender off the dribble and finished in traffic with ease.

 

Stevens finished closed behind Carr with 18 points, while also grabbing seven rebounds.

 

Including the Purdue matchup, Carr and Stevens are each averaging 18.2 points per game across the last six games. Combined with the defensive efforts of Reaves and Watkins, there's nothing but optimism as Chambers and the staff look toward the future.

 

In just a brief moment of reflection, Chambers quickly pointed out how far this young team has already come.

 

"If you go back to the first time that we played them we weren't even in the game," Chambers said. "That shows so much growth, maturity and where this program and this particular team is headed."

Men's Hoops Gameday Live - vs. Purdue (2/21/17)

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Returning from nearly a week off from competition, Penn State men's basketball is back in action, hosting No. 14 Purdue in a 6 p.m. matchup Tuesday at the Bryce Jordan Center. Follow along for exclusive content and in-game updates.

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Pregame Reading: Hoops Media Update

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By Arielle Sargent, GoPSUSports.com

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Returning from nearly a week off from competition, Penn State men's basketball is back in action, hosting No. 14 Purdue in a 6 p.m. matchup Tuesday at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Nittany Lion head coach Patrick Chambers and sophomore Josh Reaves both met with members of the media Monday to recap the break, while also previewing the Tuesday outing.

Consistency is the key for Chambers as both he and Reaves noted that the younger Nittany Lions are giving full effort despite a bit of an up and down stretch.

Among the streak, Penn State captured a win against then-No. 21/22 Maryland before an 83-70 road win at Illinois. On the other side, Penn State has also lost three of its last five, falling just short in a 110-102 triple overtime loss at Indiana before most recently dropping an 82-66 decision on the road at Nebraska. 

"You can't speed up the process, there's that word again," Chambers said. "You can't speed it up, but we're trying, these kids are trying."

For Reaves, the opportunity to settle into consistency has come at just the right time, as he noted the time off gave the team some time to collect themselves and identify areas to improve to build on the flashes of stellar performances. 

As experience among a young roster packed full of potential continues to grow though, Chambers notes that regardless of outcome, Penn State will need to be at its best heading into the final four regular season home games, specifically as it relates to holding teams under 70. Penn State is 10-0 when limiting its opponents to fewer than 70 points with each of its six Big Ten victories coming when foes are limited to 70 or less.

"We need to be the best team that we can be by the end of the year, which we're getting closer, and then we need to be as consistent as possible from juniors on down," Chambers said. "Consistency and give us a chance to win a couple of these games."

Check out a few more takeaways from the Monday media session.

The Benefit of Time Off
For Chambers, the time off came at just the right time for the Nittany Lions, noting the second half of the Nebraska game revealed some fatigue among the youth on the team.

For Reaves, time off also presented an opportunity to mentally recharge, especially throughout the ups and downs of the schedule with the the Nittany Lions on the road for three of the last five games.

"We had a couple of rough games, some good games here and there but now we had a couple of days off and everybody had to get their school work out of the way," Reaves said. "We have four really big games for us and now that we have everybody back and practicing again, we just tried to clear our heads while we were away, both physically and mentally." 

Rested and recharged, Penn State mixed up its location and format with THON in the building.

"We had a really good schedule this week, we gave them a couple of days off, short practice Friday and then I let them run practice Saturday," Chambers said. "You're always trying to work on your culture, your leadership. I still want these guys to emerge as even better leaders, so you're always working on that culture-leadership aspect of things."

Speaking of THON
With THON occupying the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State men's basketball wasn't completely out of the building. Chambers headlined the pep rally co-hosting the opening act with marketing manager PJ Mullen.

"I haven't done it in a while and I was really fortunate that we did get this week off and had our bye week so I could be a part of it and it was awesome," Chambers said, having taken the stage fresh off of an appearance at a daddy-daughter dance earlier that evening. "Just to see 16,000 strong out there dancing, just amazing, the energy, the enthusiasm."

With the bye week, the Nittany Lions also got the opportunity to participate in the dance competition.

Captains Practice

As Chambers noted, he gave the Nittany Lions the opportunity to run their own practice Saturday, with captains making the practice plans before taking to the court. Without the presence of the coaching staff around, that didn't mean the Nittany Lions were taking the day off.

"We had a lot of live stuff," Reaves said. "We were going a lot of convert stuff, it definitely got a little edgy, a little chippy."

Taped up and competing for the entire practice, Reaves noted that it was one of the better team practices Penn State has executed without the coaches.

Looking at Purdue
No. 14 Purdue enters Tuesday's matchup with an 11-3 mark in conference play and a 22-5 overall record. The Boilermakers defeated Penn State 77-52 in the earlier meeting this year in West Lafayette, Indiana, highlighted by a 56.6 shooting clip. On the year, the Boilermakers are shooting 48.4 percent from the field, which is tops in the conference rankings. 

Among the Purdue roster, Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas are atop the team standings. Swanigan is averaging 18.9 points per game and 13.0 rebounds per game. Haas is close behind with 13.4 points per game on the year and a team-high 24 blocks.

"We have to focus on the 40 minutes of what we can do, what we can control and how we can try to speed them up or make them uncomfortable, get them out of rhythm, get them out of their comfort zone, move them a little outside," Chambers said. "Swanigan is having a year I haven't seen since my time here and Haas is huge, he is a big human being, he's playing really well, he's doing the little things."

Outside of what the Boilermakers bring to the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State has put together a 4-0 streak against its last four top 25 teams at home, most recently taking down the No. 21/22 Terps in early February.

VIDEO: Men's Basketball's THON 2017 Pep Rally Dance

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Another highly anticipated THON event, check out men's basketball's full pep rally dance! 

Nittany Lions Moving on From Learning Lesson

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By Arielle Sargent, GoPSUSports.com

LINCOLN, Neb. - Early in the week, Penn State head coach Patrick Chamber expressed some concern as the Nittany Lions prepped for their Tuesday evening trip to Lincoln. Inside of a hostile Pinnacle Bank Arena, Chambers' concerns turned to reality as the Nittany Lions fell in an 82-66 decision to snap a two-game conference winning streak.

"Nebraska played terrific," Chambers said. "They did a great job. It seemed like everything was going right for them."

Nebraska jumped out to an early seven-point lead nearly five minutes into the opening half. Freshmen Lamar Stevens and Tony Carr quickly combined for a 9-2 run, sparked by a Stevens 3-pointer, which brought Penn State within two, 15-13.

Returning to the court from an illness, Julian Moore and Stevens pushed Penn State back within two twice more with a pair of jumpers in between a Nebraska dunk. The Huskers responded with a trio of free throws to widen the gap to five, before freshman Mike Watkins added a pair of buckets to keep Penn State within two twice more.

With Nebraska leading 24-22 at the 10:09 mark, the Huskers went surging ahead, stretching the advantage to double figures with a 10-2 streak.

The Penn State freshman group continued to answer back though, narrowing the deficit to as few as five off of a Josh Reaves layup from a Watkins steal with four seconds remaining. 

Nebraska wasn't going away though, extinguishing yet another Nittany Lion spark with a near-half court shot to enter the locker room with an eight-point lead, 37-45.

"We did a decent job hanging in there," Chambers said. "They [Nebraska] hit a half-court shot, if they didn't hit that you'd only be down by five." 

In just their first appearance on the road in Lincoln, Carr and Stevens paced the Nittany Lions offensively in the first half, adding spark after spark to give Penn State the opportunity. Carr entered the half with 13 points, shooting 6-8 from the field with three rebounds and an assist. Stevens added nine points, grabbing two boards before the break. 

Penn State couldn't settle into a rhythm out of the break though, as the Huskers only continued to dial up the defense, shutting the Nittany Lions out of the paint. Hindered by an uncharacteristically off night from behind the arc for Penn State, Nebraska only capitalized on the opportunity.

"Obviously in the second half, they did a nice job guarding us," Chambers said. "I knew we had to make eight 3s to stay in this game because of their defensive style."

A bright spot on the stat sheet, both Carr and Stevens finished with double figures. Carr led the team with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Stevens came in just behind with 13 points and seven rebounds. 

"I thought they did a nice job in the first half, but we need consistency and we need them to play defense" Chambers said.

Without much more to say, Chambers noted that there will be no yelling and no screaming. Rather, Penn State will take the same approach it's taken all season, get back in the gym and get back to work on the little things, habits and toughness in a hostile environment. 

As Chambers also noted though, although young and dealing with a unique set of added responsibility, the Nittany Lions are getting there.

"They are working so hard and to put that much pressure and stress on them to be leaders, to score, to rebound, to defend and do everything for you, as 18-year-olds, it's only going to make them that much better," Chambers. 

Although excited about the future of the young talent though, it's back to work, as the Nittany Lions prepare to host Purdue Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center.

"It's definitely going to be a learning lesson for us tonight," Chambers said. "Hopefully we can carry that with us on our seven days off approaching, and we can be that much better down the stretch."

Men's Hoops Gameday Live - at Nebraska (2/14/17)

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Winners of the last two consecutive Big Ten outings, Penn State men's basketball hits the road once again, traveling to Nebraska for a Tuesday matchup on Valentine's Day. The Nittany Lions and the Huskers square off at 9 p.m. ET in Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. 

Follow along for exclusive content and live in-game updates throughout the evening. 


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