The Nittany Lions won the National Invitation Tournament in that last appearance nine years ago, when Talor Battle and Jamelle Cornley led the Blue and White over Baylor 69-63 in the NIT Championship Game. "We are excited about the tournament and we think it will be as competitive a field as we've ever had". Senior guard Matt Farrell also was sidelined for five games with an ankle injury. The Irish and Pirates will be meeting for the first time in men's basketball on Tuesday night (Notre Dame is 5-0 all-time against teams from the MEAC). The NIT second-round will feature the victor of the Penn State-Temple game against the victor of Tuesday's Notre Dame-Hampton contest, with second round date, location and time to be announced.
Ticket information for Wednesday's NIT first round game has been distributed to season ticket holders and will be posted on GoPSUsports.com and on Penn State Athletics' social media channels. Tournament snubs such as Southern California, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Louisville will take part in the 2018 NIT.
The victor will move on to play the victor of No. 8 seeded Hampton at No. 1 Notre Dame. Golden Eagles coach Steve Wojciechowski and Crimson coach Tommy Amaker each played for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke. He's an incredible coach.
Syria intensifies Ghouta assault
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Conte happy with Hazard in false nine role
The gaffer hints that he trusts the two forwards but refused to guarantee them a place in the starting line-up against Palace. We have to improve in personality, especially when there is a lot of pressure from our opponent.
Meghan Markle's reported wedding dress cost is shocking
Prince Harry is set to marry his American fiancée on May 19 at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Meghan Markle can officially tick "get baptized " off her list of things to do before the royal wedding .
ITunes LP Demise Doesn't Mean Apple is Done Selling Music
The anonymous source who leaked the email to Metro told the publication that "It's clear that streaming is the future". It's hard to imagine iTunes LPs being the reason why people buy albums in full, so that's probably not the case.
Broadcom appeases United States on 5G investment
CFIUS worries Broadcom could thwart US technology leadership - headed by San Diego-based Qualcomm - in 5G networks. Broadcom is based in Singapore, which gives CFIUS jurisdiction to investigate.
Arsenal defender rallies his teammates ahead of Milan trip
Arsenal have reportedly received an injury setback ahead of their Europa League round of 16 first-leg versus AC Milan . Meanwhile, Sean Dyche is well thought of at Arsenal as he closes in on a top ten Premier League finish with Burnley.