|Follow PSU Men's Basketball:||Follow @PennStateMBB|
Feb. 4, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Nittany Lion basketball team (8-13, 0-9 Big Ten) returns home on Tuesday night for its second meeting of the season against Purdue (11-11, 4-5 Big Ten).
After a 76-67 setback at Iowa on Thursday, the Nittany Lions had the weekend off from game competition prior to Tuesday night's 7 p.m. (BTN) clash with the Boilermakers. Head coach Patrick Chambers told the media on Monday that the Lions practiced short, but very hard on Saturday and Sunday in preparation for Tuesday's game.
Heading into Tuesday's game with Purdue, sophomore point guard D.J. Newbill ranks fifth in the Big Ten in scoring. Newbill has been the central figure of a young, improving Nittany Lion basketball team. Defensively, the Nittany Lions have taken big strides during the past two weeks of basketball. Penn State will look to continue progressing on Tuesday when it hosts Purdue.
GoPSUsports.com talked with assistant coach Keith Urgo for a scouting report of the Boilers and some insight on the continued execution improvements from the Nittany Lions.