Postgame Notes: Penn State-Northwestern
March 1, 2018

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Penn State

  • Penn State improves to 13-20 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Penn State is 2-2 in the tournament against Northwestern. The last time the two teams met was in 2006, when Penn State defeated Northwestern in the first round.
  • No. 7 seeds are now 14-20 all-time in the tournament.
  • Penn State is now 7-2 as the higher-seeded team in the tournament and 3-3 when seeded No. 7.
  • The Nittany Lions set a program-high for made 3-point field goals in a tournament game with 13.
  • With 13 made 3-points field goals in the contest, Penn State is now second on the list of total 3-point field goals in a single game of the tournament. The last time 13 3-point field goals were made in the tournament was by Maryland in 2015.
  • This is the 12th game this season that Penn State has made nine or more 3-point field goals.
  • Shep Garner (12), Tony Carr (25), and Josh Reaves (15) all scored in double figures. This was Garner’s fourth double-digit performance in a tournament game. Carr has scored double figures in every tournament game that he has played in. This was Reaves’ first double-digit scoring tournament performance.
  • Carr’s 25 points are a tournament career-high for him and his first 20+ game of his career in the tournament.


  • Northwestern is now 9-21 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • No. 10 seeds are now 11-20 all-time in the tournament.
  • Northwestern is now 3-20 when the lower-seeded team in a tournament contest and 1-3 when seeded No. 10.
  • The team went on a game-high 16-3 run during the first half.
  • Scottie Lindsey (12) and Dererk Pardon (14) scored in double figures for the Wildcats. This is Lindsey’s 24th game of the season and 64th of his career scoring in double figures. Pardon recorded his 18th game of the season and 33rd of his career scoring in double figures.