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The “Salute To Shaq” Game Thread: Penn State At Rutgers

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Penn State (12-17; 5-13) At Rutgers (14-14; 7-11)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey (SOLD OUT)

Tip-off: Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Brandon Gaudin & Shon Morris

Stream: BTN2GO

Radio: Live Listen - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/XM 81/Sirius 81 - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Matt Howe & Troy DeSavino

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #70; Penn State #43

(Rutgers moved up 10 spots after the win over Iowa)

KenPom Prediction: Penn State 68 Rutgers 67 ; Rutgers has a 50% chance to win.

Vegas Line: Penn State -1.5

Series History: Penn State leads 40-33 all-time and lead 4-3 as members of the Big Ten. Rutgers won the last meeting on January 26, 2019 on the road by the score of 64-60.

SB Nation Penn State site: Black Shoe Diaries

Game 28 recap, four thoughts & big picture

GAME PREVIEW

Here we go. While significant progress has already been made this season, there is more than can still be made. A win tonight over Penn State would be significant for many reasons: A program best 8th Big Ten regular season win; a .500 record at the RAC in Big Ten play; a 15th win on the season ensuring no worse than a .500 regular season record; a first ever sweep of a Big Ten opponent; an inch closer to a better than bottom four finish in the final league standings and no worse than 11th place.

It’s a sellout and the last home game for senior Shaq Doorson. It’s March and we have a big game at the RAC. Embrace that fact. Let’s hope this team can take another step forward tonight.

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