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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions To Host Bucknell And Yale

by on June 27, 2019 2:00 PM

Penn State will host Bucknell and Yale for two home games as part of the NIT Season Tip-off. The Nittany Lions will face Bucknell on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and then Yale on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The games are part of the home segment of the NIT Season Tip-off, the final two games of the event will take place at the Barclays Center Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 29. Mississippi, Oklahoma State and Syracuse are the three possible opponents for the semifinals and finals of this tournament.

Game times and broadcast arrangements for all games will be announced at a later date.

“We are very fortunate as to how our schedule has evolved for 2019-20,” said coach Pat Chambers in a press release. “The opportunity to play in in the Barclays Center over Thanksgiving was offered to us and we were able to change our original tournament plans. We can’t wait to be back in New York and we’ll participate in the Charleston Classic the following season."

Penn State and Bucknell have met 103 times previously, including two times in 1897, the only two games of Penn State’s first basketball season. The Nittany Lions have won 78 games in the overall series and, most recently, the Nittany Lions and Bison played four-straight seasons from 2012-15.

Yale last played at the Bryce Jordan Center in 2002, one of only three contests played in the new millennium and six total in the series. The Bulldogs have a 4-2 series advantage.

According to the program, the Nittany Lions’ complete 2019-20 nonconference schedule will be released in July.

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