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March 24, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Nittany Lion basketball team (16-17, 6-12 Big Ten) travels to Siena (16-17, 11-9) on Monday for a showdown in the CBI quarterfinals (7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network).
Penn State moved past Hampton in the opening round last week. Now, the Nittany Lions and Saints will battle for a spot in the tournament semifinals inside the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. Siena has never played host to a Big Ten school, setting up an opportunity for the Lions to play in a raucous environment for a postseason game.
"It's going to be nuts, it's going to be crazy," head coach Patrick Chambers said. "That's what I envision. We're a Big Ten team going in there. Jimmy is going to have them ready to go. It's going to be a great challenge. If we can keep the score to where we're containing the pace, I think that's going to be better for us."
Penn State traveled to Albany on Sunday in preparation for Monday's game. The Lions stopped at West Point for practice inside Army's facility. Get primed for the CBI quarterfinal matchup between Penn State and Siena.