Ohio State played decently. The Nittany Lions had to play tonight, and for the whole tournament, without big man Mike Watkins (knee injury). Garner, who finished with 13 points and a steal that set up his team's last-second, winning shot, said the combination of engine troubles, the fender bender and traffic had Penn State a bit antsy.
Ohio State would come into the contest as the No. 16 ranked team in the nation while in would be ending a sub par regular season. Meanwhile, Scottie Lindsey wasted possessions with contested threes with time left on the shot clock and tough runners when a better look was available.
The Gophers' Darian Romanko took a 5-minute major with 1:35 left in the first, putting Penn State on a 5-minute power play that flowed into the second.
Just how hard is it? The Nittany Lions hit 9-of-19 from long range. "That's their game, and they're good at it".
PSU was led by star guard Tony Carr.
"He was huge down the stretch of the game", fellow guard Shep Garner.
One game that Edwards missed was a February 18 meeting at home against Penn State, though the Boilermakers were still able to pull out the 76-73 win. To help ease the pain of an early exit in the Big Ten Tournament, let's take a look at three of the most memorable performances from the regular season.More news: Despite ceasefire plans, bombings continue in Syria's eastern Ghouta
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"The time for cute is over, and the time for playing more of getting pucks on the goaltender and crashing the net is now", he said.
Moore isn't the flashiest player on the roster, but his 135 games of experience bring a lot of intangible value to a young team. Then he just chased us down. John Harrar grabbed six rebounds while playing 11 minutes, both career highs. The final at Madison Square Garden was 65-57.
"It's not often you get a do-over, but we get a do-over", Gophers coach Don Lucia said. "It's something we've always been working on, and it pays off after awhile".
Garner said following the game, amid hopes of a potential championship game run or a spot in the NCAA tournament, that he was trying to stay focused on the next challenge at hand, which on Friday night was a safe and uneventful trip back to the hotel.
MI 77, Iowa 71: 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 beat Iowa. Four of those rebounds came in the opening half, including two offensive boards.
Bates-Diop carried the Buckeyes in the second half, scoring 17 of his 25 points.
"I was just out there dribbling around", Carr said. Lots of other insane things would need to happen in college hockey for this team to miss the tournament at this point, but it sure would be nice for the Gophers to play like it mattered and win a game against a team they should be better than.