Penn State continues its impressive roll in the 2018 NIT when it plays Mississippi State on Tuesday, March 27. Check below for the time, TV channel, how to watch online and more.
The No. 4 seed Nittany Lions come in at 24-13 after defeating Temple, Notre Dame and Marquette to reach the semis. In their last game, they took down the No. 2 seed Golden Eagles 85-80 in a convincing road win.
The No. 4 seed Bulldogs are 25-11 and have run through Nebraska, Baylor and Louisville en-route to the showdown with the Lions. In their last game, they ran through the Cardinal in a dominant 79-56 victory in Louisville.
2018 NIT: Penn State-Mississippi State game time
Penn State and Mississippi State play at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y.
- Time: 9 p.m. ET
- Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
2018 NIT: Penn State-Mississippi State TV channel
The Penn State and Mississippi State basketball game can be watched on ESPN. You can find the channel here.
2018 NIT: Penn State-Mississippi State watch online?
The Penn State and Mississippi State basketball game will be streaming on WatchESPN.
Penn State-Mississippi State basketball: Radio information
2018 NIT: Bracket
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Penn State-Mississippi State basketball preview
Penn State and Mississippi State are fighting the battle for Joe Moorhead, the former Nittany Lion football offensive coordinator turned Bulldog head coach… Just kidding.
At the moment though, the Lions offense is playing like Moorhead’s, averaging 74.5 points per game. They also allow just 66.9 points to opponents.
Tony Carr leads the Lions with 19.7 points per game atop a starting lineup of four other players that average 10-plus points per game.
Those players are Lamar Stevens (15.1 points), Mike Watkins (12.1), Shep Garner (11.4) and Josh Reaves (10.4).
Carr also leads the team in assists with 167, while Reaves is second with 102.
On the boards, Watkins, who’s been injured for the NIT, leads with 8.9 rebounds per game but as for active players, Stevens leads with six rebounds per game.
Defensively, Watkins has 68 blocks, while Stevens has 40 and Reaves leads with 71 steals.
The Bulldogs, meanwhile, score 73.8 points per game and allow 67.
Offensively, three Bulldogs are in double-digits with Quinndary Weatherspoon leading the way with 14.7 points per game followed by Nick Weatherspoon with 11 and Aric Holman with 10.9.
Lamar Peters leads with 147 assists, while Q. Weatherspoon has 122.
On the glass, Holman averages 6.8 boards per game while Abdul Ado pulls down 6.4 and Q. Weatherspoon gets six per game.
Defensively, Ado has 67 blocks and Holman has 63, While Q. Weatherspoon leads with 52 steals and Peters has 49.
2018 NIT: Schedule
Tuesday, March 27
7 p.m. ET. — No. 2 Utah vs. No. 4 Western Kentucky | ESPN
9/9:30 p.m. — No. 4 Penn State vs. No. 4 Mississippi State | ESPN
Thursday, March 29
7 p.m. ET — Semifinal winners | ESPN2
2018 NIT: Results, scores
Tuesday, March 13
- FINAL: No. 1 Baylor 80, No. 8 Wagner 59 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 2 Louisville 66, No. 7 Northern Kentucky 58 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 3 Middle Tennessee 91, No. 6 Vermont 64 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 4 Western Kentucky 79, No. 5 Boston College 62 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 2 Oklahoma State 80, No. 7 Florida Gulf Coast 68 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 1 Notre Dame 84, No. 8 Hampton 63 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 1 Saint Mary’s 89, No. 8 SE Louisiana 45 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 3 Oregon 99, No. 6 Rider 86 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 1 USC 103 No. 8 UNC Asheville 98 (2OT) | Box score
Wednesday, March 14
- FINAL: No. 3 LSU 84, No. 6 Louisiana 76 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 2 Marquette 67, No. 7 Harvard 60 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 4 Penn State 63, No. 5 Temple 57 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 4 Mississippi State 66, No. 5 Nebraska 59 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 2 Utah 69, No. 7 UC Davis 59 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 3 Stanford 86, No. 6 BYU 83 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 5 Washington 77, No. 4 Boise State 74 | Box score
Saturday, March 17
- FINAL: No. 4 Penn State 73, No. 1 Notre Dame 63 | Box score
Sunday, March 18
- FINAL: No. 4 Mississippi State 78, No. 1 Baylor 77 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 2 Marquette 101, No. 3 Oregon 92 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 2 Louisville 84, No. 3 Middle Tennessee 68 | Box score
Monday, March 19
- FINAL: No. 2 Oklahoma State 71, No. 3 Stanford 65 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 2 Utah 95, No. 3 LSU 71 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 1 Saint Mary’s 85, No. 5 Washington 81 | Box score
- FINAL: No. 4 Western Kentucky 79, No. 1 USC 75 | Box score
Tuesday, March 20