Penn State fell by a score of 72-63 to No. 17 Michigan basketball play on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. Find the score, live updates and stats below.
Penn State-Michigan score: Live updates
Final score: Michigan 72, Penn State 63 — Box Score
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Penn State-Michigan basketball: Time, game information
Penn State and Michigan play at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
What TV channel will Penn State-Michigan be on?
The Penn State-Michigan game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. You can find the Big Ten Network channel on your TV here.
Penn State-Michigan basketball: Watch online
You can watch Penn State-Michigan online at BTN.com.
Penn State-Michigan basketball preview
Penn State (19-10) enters its game against Michigan (22-7) with its NCAA Tournament hopes still uncertain. Many college basketball experts have the Nittany Lions at or near the bubble for the 68-team field.
A strong showing at the Big Ten Tournament would certainly bolster Penn State’s chances, but before that it’ll try to knock off the Wolverines, who sit at fourth place in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions are behind them in sixth.
Penn State most recently fell to No. 9 Purdue, 76-73, which ended a four-game winning streak that included a win over No. 16 Ohio State.
“We played too fast,” Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said to reporters after the Purdue game. “We have to slow down. Give Purdue credit, they played hard. I knew they would. I knew they would be inspired without Vince.”
Guard Tony Carr scored 19 points and added 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the Nittany Lions, continuing his sensational sophomore season. The Philadelphia, Pa. native is averaging 19.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.
Penn State led 36-32 at halftime but couldn’t hang on as the Boilermakers stormed back in the second. Purdue junior guard Ryan Cline hit a 3-pointer with 5:31 remaining to give the Boilermakers a 61-58 lead, and they never looked back.
The Nittany Lions and Wolverines haven’t played yet this season. They last met Jan. 4, 2017, when Michigan beat Penn State, 72-69 at home behind 14 points each from former guards Zak Irvin and Derrick Walton Jr.
That duo might be gone, but Michigan will aim for a similar level of production against the Nittany Lions on Wednesday.
The Wolverines have won three games in a row, most recently picking up a 74-62 senior day win over Ohio State on Sunday. Senior forward Jae’Sean Tate and junior forward Keita Bates-Diop scored 20 and 17 points, respectively, for the Buckeyes, but Michigan earned the win with more balanced scoring.
Senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman poured in a team-high 17 points for the Wolverines, who also received double-digit scoring from freshman guard Jordan Poole (15 points), sophomore guard Zavier Simpson (13 points) and junior forward Moritz Wagner (12 points).
“It certainly helps the resume,” Michigan coach John Beilein said to reporters afterwards of the win over Ohio State.