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There's No Easy Way Out: PSU v. Minny Open Thread

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The Big Ten tournament begins tonight, #11 seeded Penn State has but one option remaining. The opponent is Minnesota, a team that Penn State took to the wire twice this season. Minnesota is 9-9 in the conference and 18-12 overall. They definitely need a deep run in the tournament to get into The Dance. They're also coming off two very weird performances -- a 28-point loss against Michigan in which they allowed the Wolverines to shoot 60.4% from the floor, and most recently, a 35-point win against an Iowa team that made the Washington Generals look like the original Dream Team. Basically, nobody knows what they'll do tonight.

As for Penn State, they'll play their usual loose, "how are they staying in this game?" style, and lose by four points. (But hey, maybe not!)

Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. from Indianapolis. Standard rules apply. Do it for America, Lions. For America.