College Basketball

Penn State Nittany Lions

It was another year under Head Coach Pat Chambers and another improved season for the Nittany Lions. Penn State improved on their ten win 2012-2013 season by posting a record of 16-18 in 2013-2014. The improved Nittany Lions squad was led by senior point guard Tim Frazier and junior shooting guard D.J. Newbill. Life without Frazier will be quite difficult but Chambers will continue to lean on Newbill, who averaged an impressive 18 points per game last season.

The Penn State Nittany Lions operate under Coach Pat Chambers at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park.  They have made one Final Four, in 1954, four Sweet Sixteen appearances, and nine NCAA Tournament appearances. The program has long been overshadowed by the football team but the basketball Nittany Lions have on occasion held their own in the formidable Big Ten.  And with the football team serving its four-year bowl ban in the Sandusky scandal, now is the time for basketball to step into the spotlight. Their last NCAA Tournament appearance came in 2011 when they lost their first one against Temple.  It wasn’t their first playoff struggle against Temple, as the last time they had been in the Big Dance, 2001, they lost to Temple in the Sweet Sixteen.  That year they knocked off #2 North Carolina in the second round.  But since then the basketball program has been somewhat dormant.  Get your tickets to see a young team on the rise in the Nittany Lions!              

 
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