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Can Penn State Basketball Sweep Indiana to Advance in B1G Tournament?

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Penn State Basketball takes on Indiana at 9:00 pm in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 on the Big Ten Network. After a relatively easy 1st round win over No. 14 Michigan, the going gets harder for the Nittany Lions as they face … Read more

Penn State Basketball Closes Out Season on Winning Note, Throttling Maryland 85-69

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State Basketball beat Maryland 85-69 to close the regular season on a high note.  The Nittany Lions dispatched a Terrapin team who really didn’t look like they wanted to be playing the final game of the college basketball season in the entire nation. The first half was relatively close, with … Read more

Penn State Basketball vs. Indiana Preview: Best Bets, More

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While the thrill of storming the floor after knocking off No. 12 Illinois hasn’t worn off since Wednesday night for Penn State Basketball, it’s how Zach Hicks and his teammates fought back that truly matters. At least in the betting world. Penn State returns to their home floor Saturday, looking to build on the momentum … Read more

Penn State Basketball: Did Tom Izzo Expose a Fatal Flaw?

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It’s no secret that Tom Izzo is one of the best coaches in perhaps the history of college basketball.  And as his Spartans beat the Nittany Lions for the second time this week, the Michigan State basketball team completely neutralized one of Penn State‘s greatest strengths. Known for his havoc defense at VCU, Nittany Lions Head … Read more

Spartans Whip Penn State Basketball, Again | What Went Wrong

Penn State Basketball, Mike Rhoades

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — For the second time in six weeks, the Michigan State Spartans crushed Penn State Basketball, this time by the score of 80-72 at the Bryce Jordan Center where the final score was much closer than the game was played. While there’s no shame in losing at the Breslin Center, the 92-61 … Read more

Penn State Basketball Runs Past Iowa for 3rd Straight Win | 3 Takeaways

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State Basketball beat the Iowa Hawkeyes by a final of 89-79  on Wednesday to get back to .500 in big ten play and win their third consecutive game. Let’s talk about how they got there. Here are three key takeaways from the Nittany Lions‘ victory over the Hawkeyes. Penn State … Read more

Penn State Basketball Getting Leading Scorer Back vs. Iowa

Penn State Basketball, Mike Rhoades

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State Basketball leading scorer Kanye Clary(returned to the floor Thursday night after missing the past two games with an undisclosed injury. Nittany Lions head coach Mike Rhoades listed Clary as day to day following an injury in the closing minutes of Penn State‘s 83-74 loss at the hand of the Minnesota … Read more

Penn State Basketball Stumbles at Home vs. Northwestern 76-72 | 3 Key Takeaways

Penn State Basketball, Mike Rhoades

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State Basketball lost at home to Northwestern Tuesday night 76-72.  Here are the three key takeaways explaining how and why the Nittany Lions fell to 8-8 and most importantly 2-3, below .500 in conference. Three Point Shooting  Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the Nittany Lions continue to … Read more

Penn State Basketball Runs Past Rider 90-63 | Key Takeaways

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State Basketball took care of business, defeating the Rider Broncs 90-63 at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State was led by Kanye Clary as normal, scoring 29 points and adding in 3 assists and a rebound.  Ace Baldwin added 10 points and 9 assists. The Nittany Lions came out strong and the … Read more

Penn State Basketball Loses in Heartbreaking Fashion to Georgia Tech

Penn State Basketball, Mike Rhoades

NEW YORK — Penn State Basketball dropped a heartbreaker at Madison Square Garden this afternoon losing to Georgia Tech 82-81 in overtime. The Nittany Lions stormed back from down 10 points with just under nine minutes to go, on the back of a tenacious press that led to a number of key Georgia Tech turnovers. … Read more

Offensive Performance on Defense Costs Penn State Basketball in Loss to Butler

Penn State Basketball, Mike Rhoades

Penn State Basketball dropped its second game of the ESPN Events Invitational, this time to the Butler Bulldogs 88 – 78. A day after falling to No. 12 Texas A&M, Penn State built up a nine-point first-half lead over Butler.  However, for the second day in a row, the defense really left a lot to … Read more

Penn State Basketball Suffers First Loss of Season vs. Texas A&M

Penn State Basketball, Mike Rhoades

Penn State Basketball fell to Texas A&M in the quarterfinals of the ESPN Events Invitational, 89-77. In a game much closer than the final score appeared, the Nittany Lions battled the 12th ranked Aggies the entire game. Texas A&M’s strength underneath was just too strong for the Nittany Lions. Penn State was outrebounded 33-20(!), with the Aggies … Read more

What Time, TV Channel is Penn State Basketball vs. Texas A&M on Thanksgiving? Latest Betting Odds, More

Penn State Basketball, Mike Rhoades

It’s not just about football this Thanksgiving, folks.  Penn State Basketball has a giant match-up to kick off your holiday today. Televised on the mothership ESPN, the undefeated Nittany Lions battle the No. 12 Texas A&M Aggies at 12:00 pm. While Penn State‘s schedule this far hasn’t been full (or existent) of any challenges, we’re about … Read more

A Peek Into Rhoades’ Philosophy and a Big Week For Penn State Basketball

Penn State Basketball, Mike Rhoades

Penn State Basketball couldn’t have started the year much better, with an undefeated 4-0 start, as they head south for the ESPN Events Invitational in Orlando, Florida. New Head Coach Mike Rhoades has already started making his footprint on the Nittany Lions program, consistently reiterating that he is in it ‘for the long haul’ (a … Read more

Penn State Basketball Dominates St. Francis 83-53 | Takeaways

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State Basketball defeated St. Francis 83-53 in the Battle of Rt. 80 Tuesday night in the Bryce Jordan Center. Mike Rhoades went back to his traditional starting lineup, reinserting star Ace Baldwin, who joined Kanye Clary, Zach Hicks, Nick Kern and Qudus Wahab. Two quick Red Flash turnovers allowed Penn State to … Read more