Originally posted on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 9/21/12
With the college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next few weeks. Today, we look at the Penn State Nittany Lions. There’s no denying the fact Patrick Chambers began to change the culture of Penn State basketball in his first season as head coach last year. Chambers’ tough-minded, ‘never say quit’ attitude rubbed off on his players throughout the season. But as Indiana fans well know, it takes longer than one year to fully implement a new coaching style into a program. Following a rare NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010-2011 and the departure of Ed DeChellis to Navy, last season was a struggle for the Nittany Lions despite their new coach’s best efforts. Penn State finished the year 12-20 (4-14), and the Nittany Lions closed the season on a five-game losing streak. One of the main reasons for Penn State’s struggles last year was its lack of offensive weapons. Guard Tim Frazier was a first-tea...
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