No. 17-ranked Michigan edged Penn State 72-63 in a Big Ten basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa. See below for stats and analysis.
Michigan-Penn State basketball: live updates, score, stats
Final score: Michigan 72, Penn State 63 — Box Score
The Wolverines and the Nittany Lions met in a Big Ten game on Wednesday, Feb. 21. The Wolverines are now 5-5 on the road this season and aim to continue a stretch in which they have won five of their last six games. Michigan defeated Ohio State 74-62 on Sunday at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Penn State had won four of its last five games, and lost 76-73 to Purdue on Sunday in West Lafayette, Ind.
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Michigan-Penn State game time, details
Michigan and Penn State play at 7 p.m. ET on Feb. 21, 2018.
- Time: 7 p.m. ET tip-off
- Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21
- Location: Bryce Jordan Center, State College, Pa.
- Records: Michigan (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten); Penn State (19-10, 9-7)
What TV channel will broadcast Michigan-Penn State?
The Michigan-Penn State game will be shown on the Big Ten Network.
How can I watch Michigan-Penn State online?
The Michigan-Penn State game can be watched online on BTN2Go.
How can I listen to Michigan-Penn State on the radio?
The Michigan Sports Marketing Network, headed by flagship stations WWJ (950 AM) in Detroit and WWWW (102.9 FM) in Ann Arbor, will have the call. Matt Shepard provides the play-by-play, and Terry Mills is the analyst. The game can also be heard on Sirius 84, XM 84 and Internet 84.
Michigan-Penn State preview
Michigan travels to Penn State for its only regular-season meeting with the Nittany Lions in 2017-18. The Wolverines have won five of their last six games. The No. 17 Wolverines helped their cause for an NCAA Tournament bid on Sunday with a 74-62 win against then-No. 8 Ohio State (now No. 16) at the Crisler Center.
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman led the Wolverines with 17 points against the Buckeyes. Abdur-Rahkman was one of four players to score in double figures for the Wolverines, along with Jordan Poole (15 points), Zavier Simpson (13) and Moritz Wagner (12).
Poole’s 12 points off the bench sparked a first half against the Buckeyes, who shot 41.8 percent in the loss. The Wolverines also forced 14 turnovers against Ohio State.
Michigan makes its first trip to Penn State for basketball in three years; the Wolverines won 73-64 in the last meeting against Penn State at the Bryce Jordan Center on Jan. 5, 2015.
Michigan faces a much different Penn State on Wednesday, as both teams make a push for the postseason. The Nittany Lions are 14-3 at home, and notched their biggest home win on Feb. 15, a 79-56 rout of Ohio State. Penn State has won six of its last eight games, including a pair of wins against Ohio State.
The Wolverines have boosted their profile with recent wins against Ohio State and Wisconsin. Wagner leads Michigan with 14.5 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game, and has scored in double figures in five straight games.
Penn State fields a deep roster that can put up points, averaging 76.1 points in 29 games. Sophomore guard Tony Carr leads the team with 19.6 points per game, and is one of five players who average double figures for the Nittany Lions. Mike Watkins, a 6-foot-9 forward, is third in the nation with a 69.2 field-goal percentage, and is second in the Big Ten in rebounding (9.2 per game).
While the Wolverines strengthened their shot to earn a high seed in the NCAA Tournament with a win Sunday against Ohio State, they also play for seeding in the Big Ten Tournament, which begins Feb. 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The top four teams earn a double-bye in the conference tournament and directly advance to the quarterfinals.