Hoops du Jour

PSU at Indiana men

Tipoff: 6:30 p.m. Assembly Hall

Records: Penn State (12-5, 2-2 Big Ten); Indiana (9-7, 2-2 Big Ten)

Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 99-114 in his seventh season at Penn State and 141-142 in nine seasons overall. Archie Miller is 9-7 in his first year at Indiana and 148-70 in his seventh season overall.


Radio: ESPN 1430

Probable Starters: Penn State — G Shep Garner, 6-1 Sr. (11.3), G Tony Carr, 6-3 So. (18.3), F Josh Reaves, 6-4 Jr. (10.8), F Lamar Stevens, 6-7 So. (15.1), F Mike Watkins, 6-9 R-So. (13.0). Indiana — F Justin Smith, 6-6 Fr. (4.9), F Juwan Morgan, 6-7 Jr. (15.7), G Zach McRoberts, 6-6 Sr. (2.5), G Josh Newkirk, 6-1 R-Sr. (7.9), G Robert Johnson, 6-3 Sr. (13.6).

Notes: Penn State dominated Northwestern in its last game as Lamar Stevens went off on the Wildcats. … Mike Watkins has recorded back-to-back double-doubles for PSU. … The Lions lead the Big Ten in steals (154). … IU’s Robert Johnson scored a career-high 28 in a 75-71 victory over Minnesota. … The Hoosiers started their season with a lopsided loss to Indiana State.

Mirror Prediction: Penn State 85, Indiana 73

Comment: Penn State has momentum after its victory over Northwestern. Expect that momentum to give the Lions an early edge over Indiana.

Mirror prediction record: 14-3

— Paddy Cotter