As for the Lions, they appear set to make this year's NCAA tournament, but it is not a guarantee at 18-14-5. The teams are meeting for the 93rd time overall and the first time in State College since the 2008-09 season. "We've made incredible strides and a lot of memories and there's more basketball to be played".
USC has won six of eight heading into Tuesday night's game against UNC Asheville in its first NIT appearance since 1999. The two assists also tie him with junior Andrew Sturtz (Buffalo, N.Y.) for third all-time at Penn State and his 58 career points are now just two shy of Luke Juha '16 for the most all-time by a Nittany Lion defenseman. The late charge wasn't enough and the Irish will play Hampton in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night. The NIT will conclude with the Championship game on Thursday, March 29.More news: Russian Federation won't accept meddling in its domestic affairs - Putin
The NIT first-round contest will air on ESPNU, the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com. "(This season) has been about our goaltending, our defensive core and our forwards with timely scoring and that's exactly what it was tonight, a combination of those three things that allowed us to win the game". Junior guard Josh Reaves and sophomore forward Mike Watkins were named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team and Watkins and sophomore forward Lamar Stevens were selected honorable-mention All-Big Ten.
Temple beat Tulane, 82-77 in a first-round American Athletic Conference game before losing to Wichita State, 89-81.More news: Google's Waymo To Face Off With Tesla In Autonomous Trucks
The Owls (17-15) earned the No. 5 seed in their bracket, while Penn State (21-13) is the No. 4 seed.
Despite a goal and assist each from sophomores Brandon Biro (Sherwood Park, Alb.) and Nate Sucese (Fairport, N.Y.), fourth-seeded Penn State was defeated by top-seed Notre Dame, 3-2, this evening in a Big Ten semifinal matchup at Compton Family Ice Arena.More news: Active Shooter Confirmed at Yountville Veteran's Home in Napa County