For the first time this season, Penn State men’s basketball will face a real away test. How fitting that this year’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge will see her take on a team she’s never beaten in a conference versus conference series. Pennsylvania state visits Clemson Tuesday night, the second night of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Nittany Lions and the Tigers enter the match as evenly matched as can be, as far as statistics can tell.
While Penn State holds the record for most ACC/Big Ten Challenge wins, only 0-4 in four meetings he played against Clemson in the challenge. If the head coach Mika Shrewsberry is going to resist this trend, his program must certainly deserve it. Clemson is a good team with defenseman Chase Hunter capable of causing some problems for the Penn State defense.
Clemson has suffered two losses this season to South Carolina and another Big Ten team. Iowa. The loss to South Carolina could have some meaning for Penn State, as the Gamecocks recently lost 0-3 in the Charleston Classic, where Penn State missed them entirely, finishing third in the weekend tournament. South Carolina lost to two teams losing Penn State, Colorado State and Furman. If the transition property works in college basketball, it should bode well for the Nittany Lions.
Unfortunately, transitivity only really works in math, not in court. So Penn State will have to go out and earn the win with their game.
Here’s how you can watch this match outside of the conference live.
How to watch on TV or live
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Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Time: 19:00 ET
TV channel: ESPNU
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)
ESPN BPI Forecast
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While Matchday odds suggest Tuesday night’s game should be tight, ESPN Basketball Power Index in this case is leaning in favor of the home team. According to ESPN’s BPI data, Clemson has a 63.1% chance of winning at home, making the Nittany Lions the biggest underdog this season.
This is Penn State’s first real road game of the season, and the Tigers have already established themselves as a tight-knit team this season despite two losses to South Carolina and Iowa (a total of five points).
Last Game: Penn State Cooks Lafayette’s Leftovers for Thanksgiving
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After wrapping up the Charleston Classic with a win in the third-place game against Colorado State last weekend, Penn State returned to play Friday night at the Bryce Jordan Center against Lafayette. [autotag]Jalen Pickett[/autotag] as well as [autotag]Seth Lundy[/autotag] took the lead when the Nittany Lions edged out the visiting Leopards in the first half and went on to lead the state rival in the second half for a 70–57 win. With the win, Penn State remained perfect at home at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Other Big Ten teams to play on Tuesday
It’s a big night of Big Ten teams in action as the ACC-Big Ten Challenge continues into its second game night. The ACC won both games Monday night, with Pitt dominating the Northwest (87-58) and Virginia Tech defending their home court against Minnesota (67-57). This puts the Big Ten on a 0-2 loss against the ACC as the second night of action begins.
Here are the matches on the table on Tuesday night.
Maryland in Louisville, 7 p.m. ESPN2
Syracuse in Illinois, 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Georgia Institute of Technology at Iowa21:00, ESPN2
Wake Forest in Wisconsin21:00, ESPNU
Virginia in Michigan9:30 p.m. ESPN
Here is the full ASS– Big Ten Challenge Schedule.