Penn State men's basketball will look for its first conference victory when the Nittany Lions resume their Big Ten schedule on Thursday night against the Purdue Boilermakers.
The Nittany Lions are 0-2 in the Big Ten, falling to Michigan and Northwestern. The latter loss came Sunday on New Year's Day, when Penn State's half-time lead disintegrated after Northwestern shot 71 percent following intermission. The Nittany Lions fell 68-56 despite 16 points from Tim Frazier, 14 from Jermaine Marshall and 11 points and six rebounds from Cammeron Woodyard.
Purdue won its first two conference tilts, against Iowa and Illinois, running its win streak to three games and eight out of ten. The Boilermakers bashed Illinois at home on Saturday, 75-60, behind a balanced offensive attack led by Kelsey Barlow's 14 points. Robbie Hummel leads the way for the Boilermakers with 16.5 points per game.