UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State males’s basketball crew (7-10, 4-9) performs host to No. 4/Four Ohio State (17-4, 11-4) at Eight p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, within the Bryce Jordan Middle. That is the second assembly of the common season between the Nittany Lions and the Buckeyes with Ohio State profitable the primary encounter in Columbus 83-79.
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OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
Coach: Chris Holtmann (Taylor, 1994)
Ohio State Document: 83-38 (Fourth season)
Profession Document: 197-123 (10th season)
2020-21 Document: 17-4, 11-Four Huge Ten
#32 E.J. Liddell, So., F – 15.Four rpg
#32 E.J. Liddell, So., F – 6.7 rpg
#13 CJ Walker, R-Sr., G – 4.1 apg
PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS
Interim Head Coach: Jim Ferry (Keene State, 1990)
Penn State Document: 7-10 (First season)
Profession Document: 321-275 (20th season)
#0 Myreon Jones, Jr., G – 14.9 ppg
#12 Izaiah Brockington, Jr, G – 13.8 ppg
#21 John Harrar, Sr., F – 8.9 rpg
#5 Jamari Wheeler, Sr., G – 3.Four apg
PENN STATE LAST GAME STARTERS
F — 21 – John Harrar – Sr. | 9.Zero ppg | 8.9 rpg
Notice: Averaging a double-double with 10.Four factors, 10.5 rebounds over final 10 video games; Taking pictures 63.Zero % from the ground over final 5 video games
G – 0 – Myreon Jones — Jr. | 14.Eight ppg | 2.Eight rpg
Notice: Main scorer for the 8th time in 2020-21 vs. Nebraska; Has 10+ factors in all however two video games this season
G — 2 – Myles Dread – Jr. | 7.Four ppg | 2.Three rpg
Notice: Made first begin of 2020-21 and tied season highs with 14 factors and Four treys
G – 5 – Jamari Wheeler — Sr. | 5.Three ppg | 4.2 rpg | 3.Four apg
Notice: Ground common dictates tempo; Has 302 profession assists and 200 profession assists in Huge Ten video games
G – 12 – Izaiah Brockington — Jr. | 13.Eight ppg | 4.6 rpg
Notice: Crew’s second-leading scorer and rebounder; Averaging most minutes on the ground at 30.9 per sport this season.
No. 4/Four Ohio State is the seventh ranked opponent the Nittany Lions will face to date in 2020-21. The Buckeyes maintain the best rating, on the time of the sport, of any Penn State foe this 12 months.
Penn State utilized its third completely different lineup of the 2020-21 season in its final sport, beginning 4 guards (Izaiah Brockington, Myles Dread, Myreon Jones and Jamari Wheeler) and ahead John Harrar.
Penn State has outrebounded seven of its final 10 opponents with a median margin of +2.9 in that stretch. In all B1G video games this season, the Nittany Lions have a +1.9 rebound margin, which might high the Nittany Lions’ all-time chart.
Senior ahead John Harrar has led Penn State on the boards in 11-straight video games, the longest streak courting again a minimum of 20 seasons.
Senior guard Jamari Wheeler has 177 profession steals, good for 18th on the NCAA Division I lively profession leaders record.
SERIES vs. OHIO STATE
Penn State has gained 4 of the final seven video games within the sequence, together with the final two conferences within the Bryce Jordan Middle.
Within the final 5 regular-season conferences, the house crew has claimed the victory.
Sequence streak: Ohio State, W1
Final sport: Columbus, Ohio
No. 13 Ohio State 83, Penn State 79, 1/27/2021
Total sequence: OSU leads 40-19 (PS H: 10-14)
Ferry vs. Ohio State: 0-1
Sequence report and outcomes are on web page 5 of the sport notes.
ON THE DEFENSIVE
Within the final three video games, the Nittany Lions have saved their opponents considerably beneath their scoring averages coming into the sport. Listed beneath are 5 video games, 4 in B1G play, the place the distinction has been a minimum of 9.Zero factors.
|Opponent||Incoming PPG||Rating vs. PSU||Distinction|
|at Virginia Tech||74.5||55||19.5|
|at Michigan State||72.2||60||12.2|
NET & KENPOM.COM
The Feb. 17, 2021 NCAA NET rating has Penn State at 38, certainly one of 9 Huge Ten groups within the high 40. Penn State is No. 39 within the kenpom.com calculations, certainly one of 11 Huge Ten groups ranked within the high 40, and the one crew amongst that group beneath .500.
Feb. 17, 2021
NCAA NET – 38
Kenpom.com – 39
STILL TO COME
The sport at Nebraska, initially scheduled for Jan. 30, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23. The Jan. 9 Michigan sport, postponed and rescheduled for Jan. 27, can be rescheduled for a brand new date. The packages are working with the Huge Ten Convention workplace on choices.
BY THE NUMBERS
2 – Penn State has two wins over No. 4-ranked groups within the Bryce Jordan Middle, a 79-75 win over Iowa (2/17/16) and a 76-69 win over Maryland (12/10/19).
4 – Junior guard Izaiah Brockington led or had a share of the lead in 4 of the 5 primary stat classes within the Maryland win: factors (13), assists (2), blocks (1) and steals (2).
4.6 – Within the final 10 video games, senior ahead Harrar is averaging 4.6 offensive rebounds per sport. He leads the Huge Ten and ranks seventh nationally with 3.82 offensive rebounds per sport common for the season.
11 – Eleven of Penn State’s video games this season have been determined eight factors or much less.
14.41 – The Nittany Lions lead the Huge Ten in turnovers pressured (14.41) and turnover margin (2.8).
27 – Twenty-seven of Penn State’s 36 house victories over ranked groups have occurred within the Bryce Jordan Middle.
LAST TIME OUT
NITTANY LIONS’ DEFENSIVE EFFORTS NOT ENOUGH TO COMPLETE COMEBACK EFFORT AGAINST NEBRASKA
Penn State battled again from a second-half, double-digit deficit to take a one-point lead, however a steal and layup Nebraska with 12 seconds remaining produced a 62-61 win for the Huskers (5-12, 1-9). Two pictures the Nittany Lions within the remaining 64 seconds did not discover the underside of the web and Husker Teddy Allen transformed a fastbreak layup off a turnover for the game-winner.
Nebraska opened the second half on a 10-Three run and shot over 67 % for the primary 12, minutes, constructing a 60-49 lead. The Nittany Lion protection willed Penn State again into the sport as senior guard Jamari Wheeler picked up a steal after which completed the layup to start a 12-Zero run.
The sport’s main scorer with 18 factors, junior guard Myreon Jones scored the ultimate six factors throughout the run, which included a four-point play after his 3-pointer tied the sport at 60. His made free throw gave the Nittany Lions their first lead of the second half at with 1:58 to play.
Throughout this stretch the Nittany Lion protection held Nebraska scoreless for greater than eight minutes, going 0-9 from the sphere, with Allen’s first factors of the second half on a basket on the 8:43 mark. Allen led Nebraska with 14 factors, scoring the Huskers’ final 4 factors within the sport.
Defensive stops Penn State have been vital and 10 Nebraska turnovers within the second half contributed to the Nittany Lion resurgence.
Junior guard Myles Dread tied a season excessive with 14 factors and tied a season-best with 4 treys. Senior ahead John Harrar completed with a game-best 11 rebounds, his 11th profession sport with 10 or extra rebounds.
Behind Jones’ 12 factors within the opening interval, the Nittany Lions and Huskers have been tied at 35 on the finish of the primary half. Down 4, 25-21 with 5:01 left to play within the first half, Nebraska made six-straight discipline objectives, keyed an Allen 3-pointer to take a 35-32 lead. Dread, making this primary begin of the season, linked on a triple with 12 seconds left within the first half to tie the sport at 35 going into the break.
The Nittany Lions’ seven 3-pointers accounted for seven of their 13 discipline objectives within the opening 20 minutes. Penn State outrebounded Nebraska 39-35 and had fewer turnovers, 16-12, however the Huskers’ had 21 factors off the bench to the Nittany Lions’ 10, together with 13 Kobe Webster.
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