Penn State vs. Northwestern - 3/1/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Michele Moreno
March 3, 2018

Brevin Pritzl broke a tie with a foul-line jumper with 28 seconds left and Khalil Iverson secured the win with a steal in the waning seconds, leading Wisconsin past Maryland 59-54 on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten tournament. That's when Josh Reaves stepped up and drained a big 3-pointer. NU hit just 5-of-19 (26 percent) from 3-point land.

The seventh-seeded Nittany Lions, behind 25 points from Tony Carr, beat No. 10 Northwestern 65-57 on Thursday night in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

Less than 30 seconds later, Carr sank his fifth 3-pointer of the night to give Penn State a 1-point lead.

In the first matchup - on January 25 at Ohio State - Penn State scored 82 points en route to an 82-79 victory.

Tony Carr scored 30 points in the win for Penn State. He didn't score in the second half until hitting a jumper that tied the score 50-50 with seven minutes to play.

NEW YORK - Duncan Robinson made Michigan's only field goal in overtime, a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:15 left, and the 15th-ranked Wolverines survived foul trouble and poor shooting to advance to the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.

Junior De'Janae Boykin (Springdale, Md.) and freshman Alisia Smith (Lansing, Mich.) contributed six points each to the Blue and White scoring effort, while Williams and Boykin brought down a team-high four rebounds apiece. Penn State isn't a world beater and anything can happen in the conference tourney, but I've said before that I don't think that Northwestern has recovered from that loss to Michigan State and I'm not sure the Wildcats will step up here either as I see Penn State winning this by double digits so I'll lay the points. Carr had another monster game for the Nittany Lions, going off for 30 points on a super-efficient 9-15 from the field.

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"We laid it on the floor, and Penn State just made more plays in the last 4 minutes".

Throwing a Penn State-style game right back at the Nittany Lions will require the Gophers to be engaged from the start - something that didn't happen Friday. Penn State started off February by reeling off four straight wins and then concluded the month with three straight losses, including an especially tough road loss to Nebraska.

ST. LOUIS - Wyatt Lohaus scored 15 points, Hunter Rhodes added 14, and No. 8 seed Northern Iowa never trailed in beating No. 9 seed Evansville in the opening round of the 2018 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

Dererk Pardon led the way for Northwestern with 14 points and eight boards. He is also the top rebounder - at 6-foot-7 - averaging 8.9 per contest as well. As a team, they shot just 13.3 percent (2-15) from beyond the arc. Moore also had three blocked shots, all in the second half, and all coming at critical times.

Ohio State men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann says his team's strong performance this year hasn't been enough to silence the critics.

Shep Garner scored 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers early in the second half that helped Penn State build a 39-32 lead.

The next night Penn State will conclude its midweek trip to Texas with a matchup against Lamar.

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