Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 10/14/13
Over the next couple weeks, we’ll preview the Big Ten on a team-by-team basis. Today, we start with Penn State. For many Michigan fans, Penn State represents the low point of Michigan’s otherwise spectacular season. On February 27th, near the close of a brutal Big Ten season, the Wolverines traveled to Happy Valley to play a Nittany Lion team that hadn’t won a Big Ten game to that point. Inexplicably, Michigan lost 84-78. However, upon further reflection, that game signified a watershed moment for a program that is actually on the rise. At that time, Tim Chambers’ team was due for its first Big Ten win after narrow losses at Illinois, at Michigan and against a tough Iowa team at home — Penn State may not have been winning games, but they were competing hard in the best basketball conference in the country. Not to mention they were doing this without their best player, guard Tim Frazier, who suffered a season-ending injury just four games into last season. The Nittany Lions enter this season
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