No. 8 Ohio State goes for fifth straight victory


He also contributes 10.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

The Buckeyes didn't have an answer for Carr, who reached the 30-point mark for the second time in Big Ten play to lead the Nittany Lions to arguably their biggest win of the season.

And in case you've lost sight of Penn State recently, let me point out that it has won five of its last six games to start conversations about a fringe NCAA tournament team. The Nittany Lions could pick up a much-needed third resume win on Sunday when they go on the road to face No. 6 Purdue.

Halftime-Penn St. 45-21. 3-Point Goals-Ohio St. 2-15 (Bates-Diop 1-2, Jackson 1-5, A.Wesson 0-1, Tate 0-2, Jallow 0-2, Williams 0-3), Penn St. 9-20 (Garner 4-7, Carr 4-8, Reaves 1-1, Stevens 0-2, Bostick 0-2).

Despite being unranked, Penn State is the favorite to win, according to Vegas. Moreover, while in some situations this could be described as a trap game for the Buckeyes with a matchup at rival MI looming on the weekend, you can bet they'll be plenty fired up to avenge their only conference loss of the season. I'm taking Penn State to cover in a fun game. Winning an important game on the road at then-No.

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After the game, Kerr told reporters that he made a decision to let guys some of his players because "it's the players' team". I thought about a play and then I forgot the second option and had two guys in the wrong place on the board.

Ohio State had their best run in the 2nd Half with 10:32 on the clock. I think there are people watching and people notice us and I think they like the way we play and they like the players we have and I think they know we're playing for something.

One difference Penn State gets to see in these Buckeyes is a renewed clamp on defense. Redshirt sophomore Mike Watkins had his 20th career double-double with 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

The Nittany Lions evened the score as sophomore Denis Smirnov fired intentionally wide from the right slot and the puck bounced off the end boards and right to the stick of sophomore Nate Sucese who finished into the open side of the net from just left of the crease for the 1-1 score at 5:54. The Nittany Lions were able to overcome a poor shooting night from behind the arc, wherein they hit only seven out of 24 shots from deep - a 29.2 percent clip. The nine conference wins are the most for Chambers at Penn State and come at the earliest date since the 1995-96 season when the squad had 11 wins in 15 league games.

Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith announced Wednesday that the university will pay defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and offensive coordinator Ryan Day salaries north of $1 million per year.

At 19-9, Penn State has set a wins record in the Patrick Chambers' era.