Mitchell scores 28, No. 16 Ohio State women top Illini 88-69

Jonathan Hernandez
February 18, 2018

Penn State is 18-9 overall this season, and 8-6 in the Big Ten coming into Thursday's game with No. 8 Ohio State. The Ohio State forward was held to just 10 points - well below his season average of almost 20 points a game.

For Penn State, now 19-9, 9-6, it is the fastest the program has achieved 19 wins since the 1995-96 season and also the fastest it has reached nine Big Ten Conference wins in 15 games, also since the 1995-96 season.

Since the win in Columbus the Nittany Lions won four of their past five games with the lone loss coming on the road to Michigan State. The rap legend is the cousin of Penn State senior guard Shep Garner, who killed the Buckeyes from deep, connecting on 4-of-7 attempts and scoring 13 points. They get No. 8 Ohio State, No. 4 Purdue, No. 22 MI and Nebraska to end the year. After scoring 17 consecutive points, Penn State led 58-42.

"We've tried nearly everyone on our perimeter on him", Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said after the game about Carr. I'm taking Penn State to cover in a fun game.

In a game against Northwestern earlier this season, I paid for a courtside seat for 30 dollars four hours before the game started. 13 Ohio State on the road on January 25. Look for the Nittany Lions to take advantage of all the intangibles and added emotion to ride this one out in a close one.

Jones falls to 12-11-4 on the year after stopping 26 shots while Lethemon improves to 11-16-2 with a 26 save performance of his own.

I can remember the excitement around Penn State basketball at the time, and it was the first time that I can ever recall Central Pennsylvania getting excited about anything basketball outside of high school hoops.

On the season, Northwestern basketball yields 69.9 points, 33.9 rebounds and 14.1 assists per game.

All three of Penn State's remaining regular season games give the team opportunities to boost its NCAA Tournament resume. The Nittany Lions were able to overcome a poor shooting night from behind the arc, wherein they hit only seven out of 24 shots from deep - a 29.2 percent clip. Penn State has really heated up in recent weeks, winning five of their last six games. The Nittany Lions play at Purdue on Sunday, host No. 22 MI on Wednesday and close out their regular season at Nebraska on February 25 in a game that could have major big dance implications.

"Ohio State on our home floor".

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