Penn State’s basketball team was involved in a minor bus accident in New York City on its way to Madison Square Garden on Friday afternoon, analyst Andy Katz reported on the Big Ten Network. There were no injuries and the Nittany Lions arrived on time for their quaterfinal matchup against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament.
On a windy and rainy March afternoon in the Big Apple, the driver of the other vehicle involved had some words for the bus driver, Katz reported.
“This car comes out of nowhere, jams the bus not once but twice, and the owner of the car thinks the bus is at fault, so when the bus comes to a stop outside the garden, the driver of the bus gets out and starts squawking, wants to challenge the bus driver,” Katz said on air. “The security details right there outside the garden stop him from doing that. So he wasn’t challenging Penn State, he was challenging the driver of the bus.”
“It was insane. First the bus stalled, twice. The bus stalled but our guy didn’t panic,” Penn State coach Pat Chambers added to the Big Ten Network. “This dude out of nowhere smashed into us twice. I’ve never seen anything like it. Then he just chased us down. Hilarious. You know what, it’s a memory.”
Penn State, the No. 7 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, is facing the second-seeded Buckeyes after a win over No. 10 seed Northwestern on Thursday night. The Nittany Lions need a win to get back in the NCAA Tournament conversation. They beat the Buckeyes twice during the regular season.