PSU men at Rutgers

College Basketball Prebox

Tipoff: 6 p.m., Louis Brown Athletic Center

Records: Penn State (12-17); Rutgers (14-14)

Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 125-138 in his eighth season at Penn State and 166-167 overall. Steve Pikiell is 44-51 in his third season at Rutgers and 236-207 overall.


Radio: ESPN 1430, PSU Sports Network (Steve Jones, Dick Jerardi)

Notes: After a dominant win over Maryland that capped off a string of success, the Lions lost to Wisconsin, 61-57. The Lions lost to Rutgers earlier in the year during their winless drought… Rutgers is coming off a dominant win over Iowa, 86-72. Junior forward Eugene Omoruyi led the Knights with 13.2 points per game and 7.4 points per game.

Mirror prediction: Penn State 70, Rutgers 60

Comment: The Lions are a different team since they last played Rutgers. Expect the Lions to dominate throughout.

Mirror prediction record: 18-11