One of the things that gets slightly overlooked with Pat's tenure is that even if he were to miss the dance next year and lose his job, the Penn State basketball gig is a better job than it was when he took over. The practice facilities have been modernized, we're known on AAU circuits, and he's unequivocally proven that you can recruit well compared to the local competition. None of that was true when he took over.
This was impressive, but I was driving the St. John's-is-actually-good train all offseason and into this season. I was pretty damn wrong. They were pretty pathetic during that 35-5 run. That said, PSU finally seeing how good they can be, regardless of the opponent, should be big for their mental state.