Conference: Big Ten
Location: University Park, Pa.
Head Coach: Patrick Chambers (8th Season, 113-122, 155-150/9 Years)
Arena (Capacity): Bryce Jordan Center (15,261)
Mascot: Nittany Lions
Colors: Blue and White
2017-18 Overall Record: 26-13
2017-18 Conference Record (Finish): 9-9 (6th)
2017-18 Postseason: NIT Champions
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The Nittany Lions certainly grabbed attention and consideration about the future after winning the NIT; the fact Penn State was fueled by a young roster makes it even more intriguing. Lamar Stevens had a terrific sophomore run (15.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg), and junior-to-be Mike Watkins added 12.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest. Seven years in, head coach Patrick Chambers has turned the Nittany Lions into a reliable defensive program with some offensive punch. Interestingly, Penn State has brought on a former quarterback from Villanova, Kyle McCloskey, to the roster. He’s a 6-4, 210-pound guard.