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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions to Face Florida in Brooklyn

by on June 17, 2020 1:09 PM

Penn State men’s basketball will play Florida on Sunday, Dec. 13 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in the Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational.

The game between the Nittany Lions and Gators is part of a quadruple-header with Purdue vs. West Virginia, Stanford vs. Georgia Tech and Army vs. Princeton, as announced Wednesday. Tip time is scheduled to be announced at a later date.

“We love being able to play in front of our Penn State alumni and fans in New York City and we’re looking forward to being part of this exciting slate of games,” said Penn State coach Patrick Chambers. "We’ve been fortunate to have been invited to Basketball Hall of Fame events in previous years and every time we have a great experience.”

Penn State and Florida have met three times, last in 2009 with the Nittany Lions taking a 71-62 win in Gainesville en route to Madison Square Garden and their National Invitation Tournament title. Penn State is 2-1 against the Gators all time.

The Nittany Lions are also familiar with New York having played there several times over the past few seasons under Chambers including an NIT Tournament championship victory against Utah at Madison Square Garden in 2018.

According to a press release, the Basketball Hall of Fame will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely in the coming months and provide updates as needed.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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