Game Coverage

Lady Lions defeated

LINCOLN, Neb. — Even with tying the school-record for fewest turnovers in a game, the Penn State women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a 28 percent shooting night from the floor in a 59-51 loss at Nebraska on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Lady Lions (15-13, 6-9 Big Ten) hit ...

Nittany Lions miss big opportunity

UNIVERSITY PARK — As Penn State tried to storm another comeback against No. 17 Michigan, the same errors that have haunted its NCAA tournament resume returned. Missed free throws, turnovers and other mishaps allowed the Wolverines to protect their late lead and win, 72-63. Tony Carr ...

Penn State comes up short at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After a rough 10-day stretch, sixth-ranked Purdue rediscovered the joy of a well-played game. Carsen Edwards and Dakota Mathias led the way in a second-half spurt, and Purdue held on to edge Penn State, 76-73, on Sunday night. Edwards scored 27 points, Mathias added ...

Lions enjoy memorable victory

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State students stormed the court as the buzzer sounded against No. 8 Ohio State and Mike Watkins shouted the familiar “We Are” chant into the announcers headset to a frenzied, white-out crowd. Even if just for one night, Penn State ...

Big Ten women

Big fourth propels Lady Lions to win UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team used a 30-14 showing in the fourth quarter Wednesday night to secure a 67-59 win over Northwestern in Big Ten collegiate action at the Jordan Center. The Lady Lions, 15-12 overall and 6-8 in ...

Nittany Lions pick up road victory

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Over the past several years, Penn State hasn’t made a lot of noise in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions haven’t had a winning record in conference play in nearly eight years and haven’t made an NCAA tournament appearance since 2011. After a 74-52 win over Illinois on ...

Lady Lions crushed on road

MINNEAPOLIS — After a high-scoring first quarter by Minnesota, the Penn State women’s basketball team was unable to unable to make up any ground in a 101-68 loss inside Williams Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Golden Gophers (19-6, 8-4 B1G) jumped out to a 33-18 advantage after the first ...

Spurt before halftime lifts Lady Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — After a back-and-forth first quarter, a 19-6 burst to end the second quarter propelled the Penn State’s women’s basketball team to a 74-59 Big Ten victory over Michigan State on Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions (14-10, 5-6 B1G) connected on 41 percent ...

Penn State’s Rasheed, Nevills do what it takes for victory

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Many had pegged Penn State’s Shakur Rasheed to take the mat at 197 against Ohio State’s top-ranked Kollin Moore. Instead, it was Anthony Cassar who wrestled at 197 with the Nittany Lions holding a one-point lead, and he ...

Lions get to have fun in win No. 16

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — In rare fashion, Penn State basketball had a comfortable win. But the players and the coaches were far from relaxed against Iowa on Saturday night in the Bryce Jordan center “They’re probably comfortable for you,” Chambers said ...

PSU’s upset bid falls short

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Tom Izzo sat Cassius Winston at the beginning of the second half, benching his point guard to send a message. It seemed to work. Miles Bridges had 23 points and Winston scored 12 of his 15 points after halftime and finished with 10 assists, helping No. 5 Michigan ...

Ohio State runs over Lady Lions early

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A double-digit scoring run in the first quarter gave Ohio State momentum as the Penn State women’s basketball team fell, 94-64, on Wednesday evening inside Value City Arena. The No. 15 Buckeyes (18-5, 7-3 B1G) connected on 46 percent of their shots, as the Lady Lions ...

Nolf injured in Nittany Lions victory

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Team and individual winning streaks took a backseat Sunday to what could be a devastating injury for No. 1 Penn State in its 25-15 win over No. 18 Rutgers at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Defending NCAA 157-pound champion Jason Nolf, leading No. 17 John Van Brill 5-4, was ...

Lady Lions fall against Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Penn State women’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Purdue squad that set an opponent record for field goal percentage in handing the Lady Lions an 88-73 defeat on Sunday afternoon inside Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers shot 73 percent from the field, ...

Lee’s effort at 141 sparks No. 2 Lions to victory

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State freshman Nick Lee took a 4-2 lead into the third period against Minnesota’s returning All-American Tommy Thorn. But the best was yet to come. Seventh-ranked Lee outscored the 10th-ranked Thorn, 9-1, in a furious ...

Penn State fought the Law and the Law won

By Sarah Trotto The Associate Press ROSEMONT, Ill. — Vic Law and his Northwestern teammates were eager to face Penn State again after a lopsided loss two weeks ago. “Some of our coaches just questioned our energy and said we needed to pick it up before the game started because last ...

Nittany Lions win 39th straight

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson wasn’t really in the reminiscing mood shortly after the second-ranked Nittany Lions dispatched Purdue, 43-6, on Friday night before 6,547 fans at Rec Hall. The win was the program’s 39th regular season victory in a row, setting ...

Lions’ Carr saves the day

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Criticism of the Penn State basketball team’s late-game ineptitude gained traction with each missed shot in the final minutes of regulation against Nebraska Friday night. Plagued by offensive inefficiency, the Lions squandered a ...

IU, not PSU, finds a way

The Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana coach Archie Miller gave his team one basic instruction Tuesday night. Find a way to win. The Hoosiers seem to have figured it out. Juwan Morgan cleaned up on the dirty work by scoring 21 points with 11 rebounds, Josh Newkirk finished ...

Lady Lions fall to Knights

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — A low-scoring, tightly contested first half led into a tale of two quarters in the second half, as the Penn State women's basketball team dropped a 70-65 game at Rutgers on Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The Scarlet Knights (16-2, 4-0 B1G) outscored Penn State ...