Penn State-Notre Dame Preview

Get the lowdown on the Nittany Lions' NIT semifinal matchup with the Fighting Irish.

Penn State vs. Notre Dame
National Invitation Tournament Semifinal

Tipoff
9 p.m., Madison Square Garden

Records
Penn State (25-11, 10-8 Big Ten)
Notre Dame (21-14, 8-10 Big East)

Coaches
Ed DeChellis is 82-103 in six seasons at Penn State;
Mike Brey is 188-100 in nine seasons at Notre Dame

Television
ESPN2

Radio
Penn State Sports Network

Probable Starters

Penn State
G Talor Battle, 5-11 So. (16.8)
G Stanley Pringle, 6-1 Sr. (12.9)
F D.J. Jackson, 6-6 So. (4.5)
F Jamelle Cornley, 6-5 Sr. (14.2)
C Andrew Jones, 6-9 So. (5.6)

Notre Dame
G Tory Jackson, 5-11 Jr. (10.6)
G Kyle McAlarney, 6-0 Sr. (15.1)
F Ryan Ayers, 6-7 Sr. (11.3)
F Zach Hillesland, 6-9 Sr. (4.7)
C Luke Harangody, 6-8 Jr. (23.5)

Short Shots
• Penn State leads the all-time series but Notre Dame won the last matchup -- 73-52 in the 2000 NIT semis.
• The winner advances to Thursday's final against the winner of Baylor-San Diego State. There is no longer a consolation game in the NIT.
• The Nittany Lions are 1-3 all-time in NIT semifinal games.
• A win Tuesday would be PSU's 26th of the season, establishing a school record.
• Battle needs five assists to break Dan Earl's school season record of 181.


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