Penn State Earns 6-Seed for Big Ten Tournament

By Nick Polak on March 9, 2020 at 8:00 am
Mar 7, 2020; Evanston, Illinois, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions forward Lamar Stevens (11) is defended by Northwestern Wildcats forward Pete Nance (22) during the first half at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
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With the conclusion of the regular-season slate, the seeding for the Big Ten Tournament is now official, with Penn State landing as the six seed. It will await the winner of the first-round matchup between No. 11 Indiana and No. 14 Nebraska.

The regular season ended on a sour note for the Nittany Lions, losers of five of their past six, but they'll have a chance to erase all of that with a run in the conference tournament, and later on with a run in the NCAA Tournament. A five-day break in between games could be exactly what Penn State needs to reset.

The Lions split their season series with Indiana, winning in State College (64-49) and falling in Bloomington (68-60). They won their only matchup with Nebraska by a final of 76-64 in Lincoln.

The winner of Penn State's second-round matchup against the Hoosiers or the Cornhuskers will take on the three-seed, Maryland. The Lions beat the Terrapins 76-69 in their only meeting of the season in State College.

The second round of the Big Ten Tournament is set for Thursday, March 12 in Indianapolis. Penn State and Indiana/Nebraska will tip-off 25 minutes after the conclusion of No. 10 Purdue against No. 7 Ohio State. The entirety of the first three rounds will be broadcast in Big Ten Network.

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