Penn State Basketball

Penn State Basketball Comes Up Short in Battle at The Palestra vs. Purdue

PHILADELPHIA — It is always big game when the number 1 team in the nation comes to town, and that is what we had on Sunday night as the Number 1 Purdue Boilermakers took on Penn State Basketball, and the visitors ran off with a 76-63 comeback win.

This game was being played at the Palestra on the Campus of the University of Pennsylvania, which had to hold special meaning for the several Nittany Lions who hail from Philadelphia, as well as major significance to head coach Micah Shrewsberry’s recruiting efforts in the region.

In the first half, both Penn State Basketball & Purdue would take the first couple of minutes to figure each other out, and also get used to the environment that the Palestra presented.

Penn State Basketball increased its lead to 25-21 on 3 by Jalen Pickett & was also fouled & the Crowd at the Palestra just lost its mind

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Inside the Palestra:


The Nittany Lions took a 37-31 lead into halftime and the Pro Penn State Basketball crowd loved what they saw.

Things would change in the second half, as Purdue came out and went for the knockout blow and Penn State Basketball just did not respond from that and the Crowd at the Palestra was starting to get the same feeling.

Penn State coach Micah Shrewsberry would get a Technical foul and the crowd let the refs hear it.

After the game, Shrewsberry  explained about getting a Technical Foul in the 2nd half

Later in the game, The Nittany Lions would go on a run but they just ran out of time as some of their shot selection was very questionable & the crowd of would see Number 1 Purdue take down Penn State 76-63.
Penn State falls to 11-5 (2-3 in Big Ten Play) while Purdue is now 15-1 (3-1 in Big Ten Play)


Purdue coach Matt Painter:

Penn State Coach Micah Shrewsberry:

What is next:

Penn State now gets ready for battle with Indiana on January 11 while Purdue takes on Nebraska on January 13

David Malandra Jr.

I am Sports Reporter that covers Pro & College Sports in Philadelphia