Penn State 61, Michigan State 48: BTT Semis Rapid Reaction

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And there was two as the Penn State Nittany Lions shocked the Michigan State Spartans with a 61-48 win in the Big Ten Tournament Semi-Finals.

Talor Battle went for a game-high 25 points to help Penn State advance to the Big Ten Championship where they will meet the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday.

By: Nick Grays

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Talor Battle Goes for 2,000 Points versus Northwestern

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Talor Battle will look to become just the second Big Ten player in the last decade and 22nd in the history of the conference to reach 2,000 points Sunday when Penn State (12-11; 5-7 Big Ten) takes on Northwestern (14-9; 4-8 Big Ten) in a 3:30 p.m. tip at the Bryce Jordan Center.

It is also Alumni Day at the Jordan Center as approximately 30 former Nittany Lions will return for the game. Among them will be three members of the 1954 NCAA Final Four team including 1954 team captain and two-year starter John Sherry, three-year starter and 1956 team captain Bob Hoffman and three-year letterman Dave Edwards.

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Penn State Basketball Tickets Seeing Sharp Rise in Demand

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Last year, I was astonished to learn that no media members travel to cover Penn State Nittany Lions college basketball. I mean they’re a Big Ten team right? They had the Crispins! And they upset North Carolina to reach the Elite 8 in 2001.

Then I started watching more PSU games on television (I have a Talor Battle man-crush- that’s my excuse) and noticed the lower bowl of the Bryce Jordan Center is 60-70% empty for most games, and they don’t even bother opening the upper bowl. So I understood.

Then I noticed their fans, how few of there are, act extremely BUSH LEAGUE in the way they frequently storm the court following victories over very mediocre teams. Well, hopefully they’ll grow up and learn how to “act like they’ve been there before,” now that their ranks are swelling in numbers.

By Paul M. Banks

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