Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
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Penn State Hands Ohio State Second Loss In As Many Tries

Penn State Hands Ohio State Second Loss In As Many Tries

Carr had a game-high 30 points in Thursday's win over Ohio State.

When: Thursday, 8 p.m.

Holtmann was unsure how big a role the one-time starter will play, but did say Andre Wesson will get the start, not Williams. Now would be a good time to find it.

Another pair of wins before the Big Ten Tournament would put Penn State in solid position to make its first NCAA Tournament in Pat Chambers' seven-season tenure.

The No. 8 Ohio State (22-5) are riding in a four-game winning streak including an 82-64 victory to Iowa in which Kaleb Wesson scored 18 points in 5 of 8 shooting from the field and 8 of 11 from the free throw line.

The Nittany Lions led by as many as 30 points at one point as OSU had no answer for Carr. Assists-Ohio St. 9 (Tate, Bates-Diop, Dakich 2), Penn St. 14 (Reaves 6). Even with a strong final 20 minutes, they still couldn't avoid conceding a goal to Penn State late. Five of the Wildcats' previous six games were on the road, but back-to-back road losses to Maryland and Rutgers had Chris Collins eager to return home. After scoring 17 consecutive points, Penn State led 58-42. While it was the annual and popular THON game where proceeds go to the student-run dance marathon that always attracts a large crowd, that Rutgers crowd was the largest for men's basketball since March of 2011 when top-ranked Ohio State came to town.


Minnie hit four 3-pointers and added nine rebounds and three blocked shots for the Eagles (15-11, 6-7 Mid-American Conference), who beat the RedHawks (13-13, 6-7) for a sixth straight time.

Tomorrow's matchup features two of the Big Ten's most efficient post players in MSU's Nick Ward and NU's Dererk Pardon. The Wildcats tried to fight back, but were not able to penetrate the Lady Lions defense as Penn State held on for the 67-59 victory.

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"We've tried nearly everyone on our perimeter on him", Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said after the game about Carr. But the calvary came in for Penn State though, as Siyeh Frazier, De'Janae Boykin, and Jaida Travascio-Green began scoring for the Lady Lions including a huge three by Travascio-Green with three minutes to go. The fifth-year senior sat the last 3 games after violating team rules. The Buckeyes are rested. Now, the Nittany Lions will have a chance to beat ranked foes in back-to-back games for the first time since January 2011 when the Nittany Lions beat No. 18 Michigan State and No. 16 IL consecutively.

Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship in 2014 and it has won two Big Ten titles plus a Sugar Bowl and a Fiesta Bowl, in addition to the Cotton Bowl title to cap 2017.

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