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2018 Schedule
26-13, 6th in Big Ten
How a basketball prospect was cast as Chewbacca in Star Wars (1:39)

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

6'11" Hunter Dickinson (DeMatha) is one of the top big men in the class of 2020. He brings a wealth of skill to score the ball along with impressive passing abilities. He tells ESPN, that he is receiving heavy interest from Notre Dame, Maryland, Wake Forest, Purdue, Penn State, Villanova, Providence and North Carolina. He currently sits inside the ESPN 25.

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54dMyron Medcalf

Hoops royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25

Villanova reigns as national champion. How does the field stack up for next season? Here's your first look at the best of the best for next season.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

On Selection Sunday, BPI considered Penn State the second-best team to miss the NCAA tournament (one spot behind Saint Mary's).

Penn State takes the NIT title (1:01)
58d

Believe the hype! PSU tops Utah for NIT title

Shep Garner hit the 3-pointer that brought cousin Flavor Flav to his feet and helped send Penn State on its way to an NIT championship in an 82-66 victory over Utah on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Garner knocks down trey for Penn State (0:30)
Penn State cruise past Mississippi State in NIT semis (1:07)
Stevens throws down strong jam (0:23)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Notre Dame's NIT loss to Penn St. Saturday dropped ND's record on St. Patrick's Day to 4-5 (2-3 NIT & 2-2 NCAA). The Fighting Irish fell to 1-2 on March 17 vs. Big Ten teams (1983 NIT loss to N'western & 2004 NIT win vs. Purdue).

70d

Carr, Penn State advance past Notre Dame 73-63 in NIT

Tony Carr scored 24 points to extend his Penn State sophomore scoring record, Josh Reaves had 18 points and nine rebounds and the Nittany Lions beat Notre Dame 73-63 on Saturday in the second round of the NIT.

Penn State extends lead with tough and-1 (0:21)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

With the first round of the NCAA tournament about to tip off, here's one more quick look at the 30 *best* teams in college basketball, according to BPI. All but two earned a berth.

73d

Reaves, Penn St. rally for 63-57 win over Temple in NIT

Josh Reaves had his second career double-double, Shep Garner hit two 3-pointers in the final three minutes and Penn State overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to beat Temple 63-57 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.

Garner ties it for Penn State (0:17)

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Nebraska had a SOR rank of 35, the second best not to make the tournament since 2008. Overall the perception of the Big Ten was worse than reality. Only Purdue's seed matched its deserving seed per SOR.

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Purdue heads to Big Ten champ game by beating Penn State

Carsen Edwards scored 27 points and No. 8 Purdue pulled away from Penn State in the second half of a 78-70 victory Saturday that put the Boilermakers in the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the second time in three seasons.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite Penn State's troika of wins over Ohio State, think Nittany Lions are going to be on the wrong side of the bubble on Selection Sunday. Those three wins are their only Q1 wins, 5-10 record against Q1 + Q2. Three Q3 or Q4 losses, 7-9 away from home, awful non-conference SOS.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Big Ten semis are set. Michigan State vs. Michigan in a rivalry game. Penn State vs. Purdue with a chance for the Nittany Lions to make a huge bubble statement.

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85dDan Murphy

PSU overcomes fender bender, OSU to advance

Neither a fender bender involving the team's bus, nor No. 2-seed Ohio State could keep Penn State's men's basketball team from reaching the Big Ten semifinals Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.7150th
Rebounds Per Game35.5173rd
Assists Per Game13.9161st
Points Allowed66.742nd

Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record9-11
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances9