Penn State Hoops Embarks On Long Road Swing

Nittany Lion coach Pat Chambers talks about traveling from University Park to Philly to Las Vegas and back.

Extended road trips are common for NBA teams. In the college ranks, however, major conference programs rarely venture away from home for more than a few consecutive days at a time during the regular season.

But Penn State coach Pat Chambers is doing something a little different as the holidays approach this season.

Friday afternoon, the Nittany Lions left University Park for a Saturday game vs. Drexel (1-7) at the Palestra in Philadelphia (7 p.m. tip). Sunday, Penn State will board a commercial jet in Philly and head straight to Las Vegas.

The Lions will then be in Nevada through next Thursday, a stretch that features two games in the Las Vegas Classic — vs. Colorado Tuesday (10:30 p.m.) and then vs. either SMU or Kent State Wednesday (TBA).

So Chambers’ 7-3 squad will be on the road for a week, and the fifth-year coach admitted the long trip was by design. In the video above, he talks about the road swing.


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