Hampton to play Notre Dame in the NIT


Penn State basketball did not hear its named called during the NCAA Tournament selection show Sunday evening. The Nittany Lions reached the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational in 2014 following a 16-18 record.

Notre Dame's Jack Jenkins scored the game-winning goal with 31 seconds left in the Lions' and Fighting Irish's conference tournament semifinal matchup in South Bend to lift the home side to victory on Saturday night.

The Nittany Lions will play in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) beginning this week. The Pirates won a tie-breaker for the No. 1 seed, which guaranteed them an NIT bid if they didn't win the MEAC tournament.

Notre Dame began the season 13-3 and was ranked as high as No. 5 nationally. Notre Dame takes on Hampton, Baylor plays Wagner and Saint Mary's faces Southeastern Louisiana in the first round.

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-Notre Dame held the slim 47-45 advantage in shots while each team went 1-for-3 with the man-advantage.

Penn State finished 9-9 in the Big Ten Conference and advanced to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals for its best season since the 2010-11 campaign as it enters the NIT. "We want to make the tournament", first-team All-Big Ten guard Tony Carr said after last weekend's 78-70 loss to Purdue, the final nail in Penn State's tourney coffin.

"We came out of our zone with speed and we had a couple good opportunities", Irish coach Jeff Jackson explained. The two assists also tie him with junior Andrew Sturtz (Buffalo, N.Y.) for third all-time at Penn State and his 58 career points are now just two shy of Luke Juha '16 for the most all-time by a Nittany Lion defenseman.