NIT Title Fight

Get the lowdown on the Nittany Lions' prime-time NIT championship matchup with Baylor on Thursday night.

Penn State vs. Baylor
National Invitation Tournament Championship

Tipoff
7 p.m. ET, Madison Square Garden

Records
Penn State (26-11, 10-8 Big Ten)
Baylor (24-14, 8-12 Big 12)

Coaches
Ed DeChellis is 83-103 in six seasons at Penn State;
Scott Drew is 81-93 in six seasons at Baylor

Television
ESPN

Radio
Penn State Sports Network

Probable Starters

Penn State
G Talor Battle, 5-11 So. (16.8)
G Stanley Pringle, 6-1 Sr. (12.8)
F D.J. Jackson, 6-6 So. (4.4)
F Jamelle Cornley, 6-5 Sr. (14.3)
C Andrew Jones, 6-9 So. (6.2)

Baylor
G Curtis Jerrells, 6-1 Sr. (16.3)
G Tweety Carter, 5-11 Jr. (10.6)
G LaceDarius Dunn, 6-4 So. (15.7)
F Kevin Rogers, 6-9 Sr. (12.6)
C Josh Lomers, 7-0, Jr. (3.3)

Short Shots

  • Baylor has won seven of its last eight games and matched the 1947-48 team that lost in the national championship game for the second-most wins in school history.
  • Baylor leads the series 1-0, winning 72-70 in Dr Pepper Invitational (Dec. 1, 1990) Baylor is 2-5 all time vs. the Big Ten Conference.
  • Tuesday's win was PSU's 26th of the season, establishing a school record.
  • Seniors Jamelle Cornley, Danny Morrissey, Stanley Pringle and Will Leiner will be playing their last games in a Penn State uniform as they complete the program's longest season ever in the 38th game of the year.
  • Battle's five assists Tuesday against Notre Dame broke Dan Earl's school season record of 181.


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