It wasn't easy - nothing ever is with this program - but Penn State finally got their first home win of the Big Ten season, and what a win it was. The Nittany Lions knocked off No. 6 Michigan 75-69, opening up the Big Ten title race and adding to the litany of the program's upsets over ranked opponents.
Lamar Stevens was massive in the victory, pouring in 26 points and grabbing 12 rebounds and recording zero turnovers. Penn State dominated the offensive glass and knocked down 6 of 15 three point attempts (five by freshman Myles Dread) against the nation's second-best defense. Michigan coach John Beilein was ejected at halftime, giving PSU their second win against a team whose coach was tossed this season. Beilein said after the game that this as his first ejection since "78 or '79."
The win is Penn State's first over Michigan since the famous 2013 upset against the then-No. 4 Wolverines, when D.J. Newbill and Jermaine Marshall combined for 42 points against the eventual national runners-up. Marshall passed away earlier this year at the age of 28.
More coverage of Penn State's big night coming up soon. This one's for you, Jermaine.
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