Hoops du Jour

Men: Ohio State at Penn State

Tipoff: 8 p.m.; Jordan Center, University Park

Records: Ohio State (17-4, Big Ten 11-4); PSU (7-10, Big Ten 4-9)

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM

Internet: GoPSUsports.com

Notable: Buckeyes are ranked third in the country. … Lions lost at Ohio State on Jan. 27 by four points. … Penn State has averaged almost 9 3-pointers per-game this season, which is second-best in the Big Ten. … OSU has won its last five road games, scoring 80.4 ppg in that streak while giving up 72.2 ppg. … The Buckeyes are 16-0 this year when scoring at least 73 points. They are 1-4 when held under that number.

Mirror prediction: Ohio State 80, Penn State 71

Mirror prediction record: 12-5

— Scott Franco

Women: Penn State at Iowa

Tipoff: 4 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena; Iowa City, Iowa

Records: Penn State (8-9, Big Ten 5-8); Iowa (11-6, Big Ten 7-6)

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: The BUS-93.3 FM and WRSC-1390 AM

Internet: GoPSUsports.com.

Notable: All six of the Lady Hawkeyes’ losses this season have come in the conference portion of the schedule. Three of the last five outings for Iowa have resulted in losses. … Penn State is going for its first win over Iowa since Jan. 20, 2016. … The Lady Lions are averaging just 11.8 turnovers per game in eight wins this season, whereas they have an 18.9 per game turnover average in the nine losses. … Iowa is shooting a Big Ten-best 50.7 percent from the field and leads the conference with 19.88 assists per game. … Freshman Caitlin Clark leads the league and ranks second in the NCAA with 26.6 points per game and is averaging 26.9 ppg in Big Ten play.

Mirror prediction: Iowa 87, Penn State 77

Mirror prediction record: 12-4

— Dan Isenberg


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