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Penn State Nittany Lions

Big Ten (21-13, 9-9)

 

Big Wins: 1/12 Nebraska (76-74), 1/25 at Ohio State (82-79), 3/2 vs Ohio State (69-68)

Bad Losses: 12/22 Rider (70-71), 1/9 at Indiana (70-74), 1/15 Minnesota (84-95)

Coach: Pat Chambers

 

Probable Starters:

Tony Carr, Sophomore, Guard, 19.9 ppg, 4.7 apg, 4.8 rpg

Josh Reaves, Junior, Guard, 10.1 ppg, 3.2 apg, 5.0 rpg, 2.3 spg

Shep Garner, Senior, Guard, 11.1 ppg, 1.3 apg

Lamar Stevens, Sophomore, Forward, 14.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg

Mike Watkins, Sophomore, Forward, 12.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.3 bpg

 

Key Role Players:

Nazeer Bostick, Sophomore, Guard, 4.6 ppg

Jamari Wheeler, Freshman, Guard, 2.2 ppg, 1.6 apg

Julian Moore, Senior, Forward, 1.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg

 

By the Numbers:

Scoring Offense: 74.6 (156th in nation, 7th in conference)

Scoring Defense: 66.9 (45, 9)

Field-Goal Percentage: 46.0 (106, 7)

Field-Goal Defense: 42.7 (99, 7)

Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 7.4 (195, 6)

Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 38.4 (44, 3)

Free-Throw Percentage: 69.6 (245, 10)

Rebound Margin: 2.7 (85, 6)

Assists Per Game: 13.7 (170, 11)

Turnovers Per Game: 12.1 (97, 9)

 

Recent Postseason Appearances:

 

2014    CBI     First Round win over Hampton

2014    CBI     Quarterfinal loss to Siena

2011    NCAA            Round of 64 loss to Temple

2009    NIT     First Round win over George Mason

2009    NIT     Second Round win over Rhode Island

2009    NIT     Quarterfinal win over Florida

2009    NIT     Semifinal win over Notre Dame

2009    NIT     Final win over Baylor

2006    NIT     Opening Round loss to Rutgers

2001    NCAA            Round of 64 win over Providence

2001    NCAA            Round of 32 win over North Carolina

2001    NCAA            Regional semifinal loss to Temple

2000    NIT     First Round win over Princeton

2000    NIT     Second Round win over Siena

2000    NIT     Quarterfinal win over Kent State

2000    NIT     Semifinal loss to Notre Dame

 

*all team stats through 3/4

 

See All Men’s Basketball Postseason Capsules

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