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Penn State Basketball: Out Of Conference Schedule Set For Nittany Lions

by on July 17, 2019 4:36 PM

Penn State men's basketball released the remaining games of its out of conference schedule on Wednesday afternoon, the Nittany Lions with two home games the first week of the season, the opener on Tuesday, Nov. 5 against Maryland Eastern Shore.

Wagner will travel to State College for the second game of the season on Saturday, Nov.9 as the Nittany Lions prepare for a trip to Georgetown as part of the Gavvit Tipoff.

Two home games, part of the NIT Season Tip-Off, bring Bucknell, co-champion of the Patriot League, and Yale, co-champion of the Ivy League, to the BJC. Bucknell will visit for a Tuesday, Nov. 19 game and Yale for a Saturday, Nov. 23.

The Nittany Lions meet Mississippi on Wednesday, Nov 27, the first night of the Barclays Center games in Brooklyn, followed by a meeting with either Oklahoma State or Syracuse on Friday, Nov. 29.

Penn State opens the month of December at home with its first game against Wake Forest since the 1989-90 season, and the first meeting between the two teams in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The nonconference slate resumes after all Big Ten teams play two early December conference games, with a home and away game to be announced later this summer.

For the first time since 1982, Alabama travels to University Park. The return game of the two-game series will take place in December, either on Saturday, Dec. 14 or Sunday, Dec. 15.

Game times and broadcast arrangements for 2019-20 Penn State home nonconference games will be announced at a later date.

2019-20 Penn State Men’s Basketball Nonconference Schedule


Saturday, Nov. 9 – WAGNER (BJC)

Thursday, Nov. 14 – at Georgetown (Gavitt Tipoff)

Tuesday, Nov. 19 – BUCKNELL, NIT Season Tip-Off (BJC)

Saturday, Nov. 23 – YALE, NIT Season Tip-Off (BJC)

Wednesday, Nov. 27 – Mississippi, NIT Season Tip-Off (Barclays Center, Brooklyn)

Friday, Nov. 29 – Oklahoma State/Syracuse, NIT Season Tip-Off (Barclays Center, Brooklyn)

Wednesday, Dec. 4 – WAKE FOREST (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)

Saturday, Dec. 14 or Sunday, Dec. 15 – ALABAMA


Sunday, Dec. 29 – CORNELL

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