Penn State Basketball’s “Why Not Us” run ends to Purdue

Thirteenth-seeded Penn State fell to fourth-seeded Purdue 64-59 in Big Ten tournament quarterfinal, behind a game-high 23-point performance from Purdue center A.J. Hammons. A fatigued Penn State (18-16) roster couldn’t generate enough offense in the final five minutes of the game. Penn State was playing in their third game in three days. After the game, Purdue’s coach Matt Painter...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ross Travis dunks on 7-footer A.J. Hammons

Penn State still has a ways to go if it wants to become a Championship Week bid-stealer, but with a halftime lead on Purdue the Nittany Lions are 20 minutes away from advancing to the Big Ten semifinals. Some more plays like this monster dunk by Ross Travis over 7-foot center A.J. Hammons would help them achieve that.
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Basketball rallies to upset Iowa, advances to B1G quarterfinals

Penn State’s experience playing in tight games played a key factor in the valiant comeback to knock off fifth-seeded Iowa 67-58 in the second round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday. Penn State (18-15) played Iowa (21-11) in a tough battle in the regular season that didn’t go the Nittany Lions’ way in a tight overtime battle. Much of the reason why 13th-seeded Penn State came...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State playing Cinderella of B1G tourney, pulls upset over Iowa Hawkeyes

“Why Not Us?” It’s a question and motivational phrase used by Penn State basketball head coach Pat Chambers. The Nittany Lions stepped up and fulfilled the meaning behind that phrase with a second round upset of the 5th seeded Iowa Hawkeyes. Penn State advances to the quarterfinals for the first time since the 2011 season and have won two games in the Big Ten tournament for...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State rallies past Iowa 67-58 in Big Ten tournament

CHICAGO (AP) D.J. Newbill scored 18 points, and Penn State shut down Iowa in the second half of a 67-58 victory on Thursday in the Big Ten tournament. Ross Travis added 17 points and seven rebounds for the 13th-seeded Nittany Lions, who advanced with a 68-65 victory over Nebraska on the first day of the tourney. Geno Thorpe scored seven of his 11 points in the second half. Next...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions head to Chicago looking to pull off miraculous run

As much as any team that has lost six of its last seven games can, the Penn State Nittany Lions enter this week’s Big 10 tournament in Chicago on an emotional high. That comes courtesy of the Nittany Lions knocking off Minnesota 79-76 in their regular-season finale Sunday on the strength of a late three-pointer by senior sharpshooter D.J. Newbill.  As a reward for it all, PSU...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Newbill's buzzer-beating 3 lifts Penn State past Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) D.J. Newbill pulled up and calmly swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving him 31 points to lift Penn State to a 79-76 victory over Minnesota on Sunday. The Big Ten's leading scorer went 11 for 22 from the field, including 5 for 11 from 3-point range, to snap a six-game losing streak by the Nittany Lions (16-15, 4-14) with his dramatic finish. The senior guard...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Basketball’s late rally not enough to down No. 5 Wisconsin

Penn State guard D.J. Newbill finishing at the rim Wednesday night. Penn State dropped another game to No. 5 Wisconsin 55-47 despite D.J. Newbill’s 29-point performance Wednesday night. The No. 5 Wisconsin (24-2, 12-1 Big Ten) duo of Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky proved too much for the Nittany Lions and Newbill. Junior forward Dekker scored 22 to go along with 9 of 13 from...
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

MBB Pregame Glance: Penn State

On Wednesday, #23 Ohio State (18-6, 7-4) hosts Coach Pat Chambers and his Penn State Nittany Lions (15-9, 3-8) on Wednesday. At 7-4, Ohio State currently sits in a 4-way tie for  2nd place in the B1G. Penn State currently is in 12th place. The Buckeyes need a win to keep pace with the top echelon in the B1G who are jockeying for tourney seeding. Stats compliments of
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hoosiers use late charge to get past Nittany Lions 76-73

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Freshman Robert Johnson scored 20 points and Troy Williams added 15 as Indiana held off Penn State 76-73 on Tuesday. The Hoosiers (13-4, 3-1 Big Ten) have won two straight but had to survive a replay review on Brandon Taylor's 3-pointer that would have forced overtime. Officials determined the shot came after the buzzer. Penn State (12-5, 0-4) was led by Ross...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Badger Basketball Preview: Penn State edition

The Matchup: Penn State (12-1) at No. 4 Wisconsin (12-1)When: Wednesday, Dec. 31; Noon CTWhere: Madison, WI; Kohl CenterTV: BTNRadio: Badger Radio NetworkLast Meeting: UW won, 71-66, at Univ. Park, Pa. (3/2/14)All-Time Series: UW leads, 31-10 Projected Starting Lineups: Penn State G Shep Garner – Fr. 6-1, 185 (9.7 ppg, 2.3 apg) G D.J. Newbill – Sr. 6-4, 205 (21.4 ppg,...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State holds off Bucknell 88-80

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) D.J. Newbill had 28 points and Penn State pulled away late for an 88-80 victory over Bucknell on Friday. The Nittany Lions (6-1) never trailed but never led by more than 12. Bucknell (2-5) tied the game once, at 66-all, with 6:19 to play. Penn State answered with a 12-4 run and held steady from there with Newbill scoring six of the Nittany Lions' last 10 points...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nittany Lions prepare for a trip to Charleston

The Penn State Nittany Lions will face off against the Charlotte 49ers on Thursday in the Gildan Charleston Classic. The Charleston Classic does not have any ranked teams participating this year, but it is certainly a deep tournament with several teams that will be in the thick of the race for a 2015 NCAA Tournament bid. Since that’s the case, it’s a great opportunity for Penn...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State basketball going for respectability

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Patrick Chambers believes his Penn State basketball program is about to take a turn toward respectability. And that turn, he says, doesn't have to be all that sharp. The Nittany Lions went 16-18 last season (6-12 Big Ten); they were 5-7 in games decided by five points or fewer. Beginning his fourth season with Penn State, Chambers' three previous teams have...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Basketball Opponent Preview: Penn State

The non-conference season is past us here as we preview the 2014-15 Wisconsin Badgers basketball season. With it the Badgers enter the toughest part of its schedule and likely are still in the national picture (if you’ve been following along with Jay’s previews). Finally, we get to talk about the real games that matter most, as UW attempts to win a Big Ten title for the first...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan hopes to learn from last year’s loss at Penn State

Michigan’s loss at Penn State on February 27th of last year wasn’t the only time the Wolverines played the Nittany Lions that season. In fact, they beat Penn State in two out of their three matchups with them — first at home, and then later in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. But there is no question that the 84-78 loss at the Bryce Jordan Center is the game players...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana keeps Penn State winless in Big Ten, 79-76

Noah Vonleh scored a career-high 19 points, Yogi Ferrell added 15 and Indiana held off Penn State 79-76 on Saturday. The Hoosiers (11-5, 1-2 Big Ten) trailed by as many as 15 early before rallying by the reeling Nittany Lions (9-8, 0-4) in the second half. Indiana took the lead for good on a 3-pointer from the corner by Austin Etherington with 1:22 left and made six straight free...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois vs Penn State Basketball Preview: The “In-Between” Game

Penn State comes into Champaign on Saturday for a battle against the Fighting Illini on the 25th Anniversary Celebration for “The Flyin’ Illini” team. [RELATED: 25 Year "Flyin' Illini" Anniversary Celebration Set] The Nittany Lions come in at 9-5 overall and their five losses have been to tough teams in Ole Miss, Bucknell, Pittsburgh, Princeton and Michigan State. Penn State...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A couple of things we can take out of Penn State-Michigan State

[Photo Credit:   (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)] On Tuesday night we saw two Big Ten teams clash, Penn State and Michigan State. We got to see the best of both teams in this one, but Michigan State came out on top. There were certainly a lot of take home points in this one. 1. Ross Travis is very underrated: I was expecting Michigan State to blow Penn State away in the...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State rallies past Mount St. Mary's 92-82

Guard John Johnson made his presence felt in his first game for Penn State as the Nittany Lions rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to turn away pesky Mount St. Mary's 92-82 Sunday in the Bryce Jordan Center. Johnson, who transferred from Pittsburgh in December 2012, was eligible to play for the first time against the Mountaineers. He scored 15 of his team-high 20 points...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State beats Marshall 90-77

Ross Travis scored 20 points and Donovan Jack's 18 points, seven blocked shots and seven rebounds enabled Penn State to race past Marshall 90-77 on Saturday. D.J. Newbill scored 17 points while Brandon Taylor and Tim Frazier each added 10 as the Nittany Lions rebounded after back-to-back losses to Mississippi and Pittsburgh. The Nittany Lions (7-3) have scored 70 points in all...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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