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PSU men invited to play in HOF invitational

From Mirror reports

BROOKLYN, New York — The Penn State men’s basketball team will play Florida on Sunday, Dec. 13, at Barclays Center in the Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational. The game between the Nittany Lions and Gators is part of a quadruple-header with Purdue vs. West Virginia, Stanford vs. Georgia Tech and Army vs. Princeton as announced Wednesday.

“We love being able to play in front of our Penn State alumni and fans in New York City and we’re looking forward to being part of this exciting slate of games,” Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers said. “We’ve been fortunate to have been invited to Basketball Hall of Fame events in previous years and every time we have a great experience.”

Penn State and Florida have met three times, last in 2009 with the Nittany Lions taking a 71-62 win in Gainesville en route to Madison Square Garden and their National Invitation Tournament title. Penn State is 2-1 against the Gators all time.

The Nittany Lions will open the 2020-21 season on Nov. 19 at the Charleston Classic in South Carolina. The tourney will run for three days. The brackets will be released later this summer. The Florida Gators won the 2019 Charleston Classic.

Ticket information, game times and television broadcast details will be released at a later date. As the health and safety of the student-athletes, fans and staff is of the utmost importance, the Basketball Hall of Fame will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely in the coming months and provide updates as needed.

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