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Pairings out for PSU hoops

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s basketball team will open the 2021 Emerald Coast Classic with a first-round home game against St. Francis Brooklyn at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The tourney, which begins on Thursday, Nov. 18, then has the NIttany Lions heading to Niceville, Fla. to face LSU in the next round, and either Oregon State or Wake Forest in the round after that based on who wins what game.

Championship round matchups are slated for Nov. 26-27. The Thanksgiving weekend tournament will be played at Raider Arena on the campus of Northwest Florida State College. Penn State will be making its first trip to the Sunshine State since facing Florida in Gainesville during the Nittany Lions’ 2009 NIT championship run.


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