Postgame Notes: Penn State-Ohio State
March 2, 2018

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Penn State

  • Josh Reaves scored on a dunk with three seconds remaining in the contest to give Penn State the victory.
  • Penn State advances to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2011, when the Nittany Lions reached the championship game.
  • Penn State is now 14-20 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • The Nittany Lions improve to 2-4 against Ohio State in the tournament.
  • Penn State is now 4-3 when seeded No. 7 and No. 7 seeds are now 15-20 all-time in the tournament. The Nittany Lions are the first No. 7 seed to reach the semifinals of the tournament since Michigan State did so in 2011.
  • Lamar Stevens (15), Tony Carr (25), and Shep Garner (13) all scored in double figures in the contest.
  • Carr recorded his second game with 20 or more points in the 2018 tournament. He is the second-leading scorer in the tournament through the first nine games with 50 total points. This was his fourth straight game with 20 or more points.
  • John Harrar grabbed a career-high six rebounds in the contest and played a career-high 11 minutes for the Nittany Lions.
  • Shep Garner is third in career tournament scoring for Penn State with 102 total points.

Ohio State

  • Ohio State is now 26-14 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • The Buckeyes fell to 3-1 as the No. 2 seed in the tournament.
  • Ohio State is now 4-2 against Penn State in the tournament.
  • The Buckeyes are 20-4 when seeded higher than their opponent in the tournament.
  • Ohio State was held to two points from the field in the first 6:32 of the second half.
  • The first eight baskets that the Buckeyes had in the contest were scored by eight different players.
  • Keita Bates-Diop (25), Kam Williams (10) and Jae’Sean Tate (10) all scored in double figures in the contest.
  • Bates-Diop’s 25 points and Kam Williams’ 10 points are a career tournament single-game high for both players.