This team has impressed me. They seem to react well to adversity. Lose to Maine…come back and win at Indiana on the road. Lose to Michigan/Purdue. Come back to beat MSU and Illinois. Outscored 12-2 at OSU to begin the 2nd half, going down 44-34, come back to take the lead.
There’s a calmness about this team knowing that despite being down to the de facto #1 team in the nation, they were able to hold things together and get themselves in a position to win the game.
PSU only lost that game on the scoreboard yesterday (which certainly is the only thing that matters in the eyes of the college basketball world - RPI and the like). But they proved once again that this is not the “same old Penn State” team. And while asking them to beat JuJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore on their home floor is a tall task, it’s good to know that they will not go into West Lafayette on Wednesday thinking defeat is inevitable.
Thank you ED, Talor and the rest for giving us this thrill ride.