Penn State’s five-point loss to Texas during the NCAA Tournament over the weekend capped one of the most successful seasons in program history. Of the Nittany Lions’ 23 wins, 11 came against teams that reached this season’s national tourney. Penn State’s first-round NCAA Tournament win was its first since 2001, and its 23 wins tied a program-high for the fourth-most in a season.
VILLANOVA — As Maddy Siegrist hugged and high-fived every Villanova fan down the front row of seats in a wild celebration following the biggest win of her career, it was hard for the All-American not to think about far the Wildcats have come in just four seasons.
WASHINGTON — Ed Cooley is the new men’s basketball coach at Georgetown, hired away from Big East rival Providence in the hopes of rebuilding a once-proud program that dropped to new lows under former star player Patrick Ewing.
NEW YORK — Rick Pitino is back in the Big East Conference.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tom Izzo leaned on star guard and native New Yorker Tyson Walker to get Michigan State to Madison Square Garden for the Sweet 16.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fairleigh Dickinson became the second No. 16 seed in history to win an NCAA Tournament game, stunning top-seeded Purdue 63-58 behind 19 points from Sean Moore and a relentless, hustling defense on Friday night.
No. 10 Penn State (23-13) will continue its tour of Texas-based competition in the NCAA Tournament when the Nittany Lions and No. 2 Texas (27-8) square off in the second round at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday (CBS) at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.
Purdue’s Zach Edey and Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis have given the Big Ten Conference a third straight year with multiple first-team Associated Press All-America picks, while Kansas had a second straight first-teamer in Jalen Wilson.
Penn State guard Jalen Pickett added another All-America honor on Tuesday as the Associated Press named him a second-team All-America selection. He was also named U.S. Basketball Writers Association District II Player of the Year.
No. 10 Penn State heads to Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday as one of four teams hoping to make it out of the Hawkeye State during the first two rounds. The Nittany Lions are joined by No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 2 Texas and No. 15 Colgate.
Penn State’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011 will send the No. 10-seed Nittany Lions to Des Moines, Iowa, to face No. 7 Texas A&M in the opening round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
CHICAGO – With a 17-point lead with 6:18 left in the Big Ten Tournament championship game, Purdue was marching toward its second all-time tournament title.
Jalen Pickett has received the lion’s share of accolades this season for Penn State. and it’s difficult to find fault as he’s having one of the most successful seasons in program history. Teammate Seth Lundy, however, has put together the best season of his four-year Penn State career, and o…
Andrew Funk and Camren Wynter combined to score 38 points on Thursday to help No. 10 Penn State topple No. 7 Illinois, 79-76, in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago.
Purdue’s Zach Edey is The Associated Press player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and the Boilermakers’ Matt Painter and Northwestern’s Chris Collins split coach of the year honors.
LAS VEGAS — Drew Timme scored 18 points and became Gonzaga’s all-time leading scorer to lead the sharp-shooting No. 9 Bulldogs past No. 16 Saint Mary’s 77-51 on Tuesday night in the West Coast Conference Tournament championship game.
BETHLEHEM — Mackenzie Kramer and Patriot League Player of the Year Frannie Hottinger combined for 55 points as Lehigh ended Bucknell's season with a 63-55 victory in the Patriot League Tournament quarterfinals on Monday night at Stabler Arena.
STATE COLLEGE — Camren Wynter made a layup with less than a second remaining, capping Penn State’s rally for a 65-64 win over No. 21 Maryland in the regular-season finale.
LEWISBURG — Emma Shaffer recorded her 10th career double-double with a career-high 24 points and 11 rebounds and the Bucknell women's basketball team held off American down the stretch to defeat the Eagles 69-66 Wednesday evening at Sojka Pavilion. The victory clinched the No. 6 seed in the…
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Johnny O'Neil followed a clutch blocked shot with a pair of free throws in the waning seconds, lifting American to a 64-59 win over Bucknell in the first round of the Patriot League tournament Tuesday night.
STATE COLLEGE — When Rutgers beat Penn State in Piscataway late January, the Nittany Lions finished the contest with a season-low 45 points during an outing that left head coach Micah Shrewsberry challenging his team’s resiliency during his postgame press conference.
EASTON — Abby Antognoli scored a game-high 21 points, two other Lafayette players posted double-doubles, and the Leopards used a strong game-ending run to defeat Bucknell 69-61 on Saturday in Patriot League women's basketball.
LEWISBURG — Alex Timmerman was one of three Bucknell players to score 16 points as the Bison celebrated Senior Day with a 75-65 win over Lafayette on Saturday at Sojka Pavilion.
SELINSGROVE — Some might say that when trailing by two points with 13 seconds left, the Susquehanna men had Juniata where they wanted it Wednesday night.
LEWISBURG — Mackenzie Kramer scored 17 of her game-high 31 points in the second half, helping Lehigh turn away Bucknell's rally for an 84-72 win in Patriot League women's basketball Wednesday at Sojka Pavilion.
BETHLEHEM — Tyler Whitney-Sidney scored a game-high 20 points, and Lehigh took advantage of Bucknell's 1-for-13 shooting start to lead wire-to-wire for a 78-62 Patriot League victory Wednesday.
CINCINNATI — Justin Moore scored 25 points to give Villanova a 64-63 win over No. 16 on Tuesday night for its biggest victory under first-year head coach Kyle Neptune.
The accolades for Penn State’s Jalen Pickett poured in this week after the Nittany Lions’ leading scorer helped the program to a pair of conference wins that have rejuvenated Penn State’s postseason hopes.
Jalen Pickett scored a game-high 32 points on Saturday to help send Penn State to a 76-69 road win at Minnesota.
BETHLEHEM — Following an overtime loss to open a tournament in Puerto Rico six days before Christmas, the Susquehanna men's basketball team was 3-7 through 10 games.
LEWISBURG — Bucknell put a scare into Patriot League frontrunner Boston on Saturday, but the Terriers remained unbeaten conference play with a 66-57 win at Sojka Pavilion.
BOSTON, Mass. — Alex Timmerman's fifth double-double of the season wasn't enough for the Bucknell men's basketball team as Boston outscored the Bison by 20 points over the last nine minutes to pull away for a 77-61 win on Saturday.
SELINSGROVE — The Susquehanna women's basketball team earned their fifth conference win of the season on Wednesday night, bettering their total of four from a year ago with a 61-51 win over Goucher in Landmark Conference action.
BALTIMORE — Susquehanna raced out to a double-digit lead in the first half, and got some help from rival Juniata to move into a tie for first place in the Landmark Conference with an 89-70 victory over Landmark Conference-bottom dweller Goucher on Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bucknell Bison women's basketball team defeated the American Eagles, 64-52 on Wednesday night at Bender Arena.
STATE COLLEGE — Penn State leading scorer Jalen Pickett didn’t register more than 17 points during Penn State’s four-game losing streak that began on the first day of February. During the stretch, Pickett also scored 15 points on two occasions with a 12-point output in a loss at Purdue.
SELINSGROVE — Brandon Lavitt had not made a 3-pointer all season for the Susquehanna men's basketball team, 0-for-7 on the year for three-pointers. He was told to no longer shoot them.
Rick Pitino is back in the Big East Conference. St. John’s has hired the Hall of Fame coach to boost a storied program that's been mired in mediocrity for much of this century. The school posted the announcement on Twitter, and Pitino is expected to be formally introduced during a news conference Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Following a successful run at nearby mid-major Iona, the 70-year-old Pitino was plucked away to replace Mike Anderson, who was fired March 10 after four seasons in charge of the Red Storm without making the NCAA Tournament.
Zach Edey scored 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and No. 5 Purdue hung on to beat Penn State 67-65 in the Big Ten Tournament championship game. The Boilermakers led by as much as 17 in the second half but the lead shrunk to one point in the closing seconds. Purdue won its second conference tournament title. Purdue led 66-60 when Penn State's Myles Dread nailed a 3 with 16 seconds remaining. Evan Mahaffey then stole Brandon Newman’s inbound pass and fed Wynter for a layup that made it a one-point game with six seconds remaining. Purdue’s Fletcher Loyer one free throw but missed the second.
The Final Four rounds in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament are set for Saturday evening.
The Final Four rounds in the Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament are set for Friday.