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Penn State basketball misses 2018 NCAA Tournament bid

12 March 2018

Other first round games include Temple at Penn State, Rider at Oregon, Harvard at Marquette, Nebraska at Mississippi State, Vermont at Middle Tennessee, Northern Kentucky at Louisville, Boston College at Western Kentucky, BYU at Stanford, FGCU at Oklahoma State, Boise State at Washington, Louisiana at LSU, UC Davis at Utah. They reached the semifinals of the conference tournament in MSG before being eliminated by Purdue.

The Nittany Lions will play in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) beginning this week.

As for the Lions, they appear set to make this year's NCAA tournament, but it is not a guarantee at 18-14-5. Should Penn State get past the Owls, it would play the victor of Notre Dame and Hampton. The Fighting Irish upset Virginia Tech in the first round of the ACC tournament before losing to Duke in the quarterfinals.

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-Biro then out hustled a Notre Dame defenseman into the offensive zone and after Irish net-minder Cale Morris stopped his initial attempt he collected his own rebound and slid the puck past his right pad and into the net for the 2-2 tie at 15:43. He returned just before the ACC tournament. But the Pirates fell short of the championship by losing 71-63 to North Carolina Central Saturday afternoon.

The NIT first-round contest will air on ESPNU, the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com.

"We put ourselves in position where we can continue to play basketball", he said.

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-Jones breaks his own Big Ten Tournament record of 118 saves during the 2017 tournament as he finishes the 2018 tournament with 121 saves. The Nittany Lions are one of seven former NIT Champions in the 2018 field.

The last MEAC team to play in the NIT was North Carolina Central in 2015.

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Penn State basketball misses 2018 NCAA Tournament bid