No. 13 Penn State hosts Northwestern, seeks 8th straight win

Surging Penn Point out will be hunting for its eighth consecutive victory when it hosts Northwestern on Saturday.

The No. thirteen-ranked Nittany Lions (19-5, nine-four Significant Ten) are coming off an extraordinary 88-76 gain at Purdue on Tuesday.

Penn Point out has missing just as soon as in thirteen house game titles: Jan. 11 from Wisconsin.

With one a lot more Significant Ten gain, Penn Point out head coach Patrick Chambers will established a report for the most meeting victories in one season.

The well balanced Nittany Lions placed 5 players in double figures from Purdue, with Mike Watkins top the way with 19 factors and ten rebounds. Freshman Seth Lundy extra a vocation-most effective 18 factors.

In the method, Watkins moved into next location in software record in vocation rebounds, passing Mike Lang, who compiled 912 boards from 1980-eighty three.

“We produced shots these days, and I imagined our protection was very very good — when we wanted stops, we received some stops,” Chambers explained right after the gain more than the Boilermakers. “I imagined we rebounded the ball as well as we can. I imagined our men ended up dialed into the match program, and we produced some shots and we kept it alongside one another in the next half when factors ended up starting up to slip, and that’s the indication of a seriously very good crew.”

Penn Point out has proved to be a very good crew all season. The new target for this group is regularly profitable, in particular when the opposition visits. Northwestern is owning a down season, but it will definitely be a formidable opponent.

“I consider these men have seriously figured out what they have to have to do on a nightly basis,” Chambers explained. “I consider owning seniors and leaders and men that have been there, they recognize what they have to have to do.”

The reeling Wildcats will be wanting to snap a maddening eight-match dropping streak. Northwestern (six-17, 1-twelve) is just 1-7 on the street.

In their most the latest match on Wednesday evening, the Wildcats ended up defeated handily, 79-54, by Michigan. Jared Jones paced Northwestern with a vocation-substantial twelve factors, and Miller Kopp extra ten, but it wasn’t virtually ample in a twenty five-issue reduction.

The Wildcats transformed only 5 of 21 shots from past the arc and shot 32.two % overall. In the conclude, it was their 13th reduction in fourteen game titles in what has become a hard season.

“I imagined we appeared a minor bit worn out, and give them credit history,” Northwestern head coach Chris Collins explained. “I imagined they ended up rapidly to the ball, they ended up pushing the ball and giving us a tough time in transition. They’ve received men who’ve won a large amount of game titles. … They’ve gone deep in the NCAA Tournament. Their working experience seriously showed.”

The Wildcats continue to be last in the meeting in scoring, which has been a factor in their struggles all season.

It will not likely get any less difficult from Penn Point out.

“We have to remain the system, we have to retain combating,” Collins explained. “We have to retain receiving much better. I retain telling the men, ‘Keep receiving to the doorway phase, and at some point we are going to break that matter down, and when we do with any luck , that will lead to some seriously very good factors.'”

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