Purdue vs. Penn State - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Penn State and head coach Cael Sanderson will be part of a two-horse race for the team title at the 2018 Big Ten Championships

Penn State and head coach Cael Sanderson will be part of a two-horse race for the team title at the 2018 Big Ten Championships

Penn State's Evan Barratt scored his second goal of the game - the game victor - with just over eight minutes left in the third, bringing the score to the 6-5 final. He's a risky scorer who makes shots others don't even dare attempt.

Mason Jobst's 18th goal of the season got the scoring started for the Buckeyes.

The Big Ten's leading scorer missed his first six field goal attempts, a stretch of almost 13 minutes. The sophomore faced an array of defenders, including Vincent Edwards, Nojel Eastern and P.J. Thompson.

Penn State, despite a 13-3 run in a back-and-forth first half, looked like a worn-down team that was playing their third game in as many days.

"He's a great player, what can you say?" senior center Isaac Haas said.

With just seconds left, Purdue was clinging to a one point lead. He just needed a little more help from his teammates. "I'm really, really proud of our kids and how they fought and how they battled".

The quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference Tournament were fun from noon on, with three of the four games coming down to the wire. 1 Kollin Moore, winning 6-3.

The game-tying goal came from Rem Pitlick, who was able to go coast-to-coast for a score. The Nittany Lions (22-12) scored the final five points in beating the 13th-ranked Buckeyes for the third time this season and advancing to Saturday's semifinal against the victor of the quarterfinal between third-seeded and No. 8 Purdue and 14th-seeded Rutgers.

"It's a consistency", senior Dakota Mathias said of Edwards.

Carr managed only 12 points in a woeful shooting game, and No. 8 Purdue separated from Penn State in the second half of a 78-70 victory Saturday that put the Boilermakers in the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the second time in three seasons.

Six different Wolverines - none of them named Marody or Calderone - scored, and MI advanced to the semifinal of the Big Ten tournament witha 7-4 win over the Badgers at Yost Ice Arena.

But let's get back to Carr. Nearly no teams have a point guard with that kind of size. In addition, it gives them one fewer chance at a victory over an elite team that would impress the selection committee when its doling out No. 1 seeds.

Penn State winning is a bit of bad luck for the Boilers, which now will not get a rematch against the Buckeyes. "I love that type of stuff".

"Anytime you hear the crowd get like that after the puck hits the net, you can't help yourself but go insane. For us it's going to come down to defense and getting stops". "You don't want to go home". Bates-Diop, who had not averaged more than 12 points per game in his college career, finished the year averaging 19.2 points with 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.

It's a compelling matchup in a number of ways.

With the loss, Minnesota was eliminated from the Big Ten tournament and will not play until the tournament is completed.

Michigan State never got closer than five points the rest of the way.

"The key to the game was the end of the first half". "But we're in NY". In the second, at home against MI, he was lost in the first half with a knee injury that won't require surgery but won't permit him to play here at Madison Square Garden. It took a video-game like offensive outburst to win in Mackey Arena. There's one team that gets through, and we didn't get it.

With Penn State scoring 15 goals (with two being open-net goals) in their last three games against Minnesota, Golden Gopher coach Don Lucia chose to sit starting goaltender Mat Robson and start Eric Schierhorn, a decision which did not go well off the bat. "It was just a tough night for us".

"They said we lost our swagger", Garner said.

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