Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 1/20/12
by Farmer Jones / @thefarmerjones They needed two plays to seal it, a pretty 10-foot floater from junior guard Tim Frazier with 5.4 seconds left, then a block in the lane by sophomore wing Jermaine Marshall at the buzzer. Two plays by two guys you’ve most likely never heard of, clinching Penn State an upset of No. 22 Illinois Thursday night in snowy State College. They get one or two a year like this around here, a couple of impressive wins in seasons that mostly range from mediocre to poor. This season, the Nittany Lions stand 10-10, 2-5 in the conference, their other Big Ten win a 20-point thrashing of a pretty good Purdue squad. They also lost, at home, to Lafayette. It’s not news that Penn State isn’t a basketball school and probably never will be. There are a lot of good reasons for this, not least being the lack of any natural recruiting base for hoops. Of course, one of the biggest reasons why Penn State will never be a basketball school is because most people who care about ...
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