Penn State Nittany Lions 20-9 (9-7)
Illinois Fighting Illini 23-7 (11-6)
Lift up the curtains in the Bryce Jordan Center. Tonight may be the first ever capacity crowd as Penn State fights for its tournament life against Illinois.
If you remember the last time these two teams met it was a national punchline as Penn State won a low scoring 38-33 game in Champaign. But Penn State got things going at the end scoring on seven out of their last nine possessions. So hopefully this means they figured out something at the end that they can bring forward to this game. And hopefully the rims will be a little bit kinder in our home gym.