Ohio State Loses To Penn State In The B1G Quarterfinals

"It was a big play", Collins said. "And Josh basically made the play". I was just out there dribbling around. "And Tony just shows how much of a great player he is to find an open man in a time like that".

Ohio State was one of the surprise teams in the nation, finishing second in the Big Ten.

On Saturday, in the semifinal round, Penn State had another opportunity to pick up a huge win against a team that is undoubtedly going to be in the NCAA Tournament in Purdue.

It's hard to beat a ranked team once, or even twice in a season as an unranked opponent. The team's bus even got in an accident in downtown Manhattan on the way to the stadium.

"We focus on defense and rebounding", Moore said.

It wasn't pretty last night against an inspired Rutgers team, but Purdue is on to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

In the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament, many viewers and fans may have been surprised to see John Harrar receive his first start. "If you lose here, the season's over basically".

Carr got the switch and all of the Garden expected him to shoot.

The Nittany Lions have played different lineups since Watkins suffered his knee injury.

Right out of the gate, Penn State set the tone. "It was a key part in the game".

MI (26-7) earned its sixth straight victory, getting 16 points from Duncan Robinson plus 12 points and six assists from Zavier Simpson. For Gopher fans, the last three games have been more like the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

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Penn State winning is a bit of bad luck for the Boilers, which now will not get a rematch against the Buckeyes.

But then Denis Smirnov picked up his second point of the night, a tight angle shot that beat Mat Robson past the pipe.

As balanced as the Buckeyes were, their inability to expose the Lions' weakness gave them a 33-32 deficit heading into the halftime break.

Ohio State: Waits for the NCAA to call a week from Sunday. The Buckeyes' went into a four-minutes scoreless drought the featured five missed shots. They have everything to play for as they try to punch their ticket to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011. Bates-Diop had eight points in the first half, forcing some shots through traffic and looking a bit out of sorts.

The ensuing timeout echoed with the O-H-I-O chant.

And, history might just be on Penn State's side.

Instead, the final two minutes decided a victor. Jackson, the next leading scorer behind Tate, was 1-for-6 from the floor and finished with five points.

Stevens, one of the four players from Philadelphia, said the team has drawn inspiration from the Eagles, who made an improbable run to a Super Bowl victory. We're kind of used to it at this point. "Seeing teams like the Eagles win the Super Bowl - like they say 'Hungry dogs run fast'".

Less than 30 seconds later, Carr sank his fifth 3-pointer of the night to give Penn State a 1-point lead. Totals 22-58 16-20 69. Totals 26-59 8-11 68. Fouled Out-Lindsey. Rebounds-Northwestern 34 (Benson 9), Penn St. 31 (Reaves 8).