Ohio State Set to Play Penn State in Big Ten Quarterfinals

By James Grega on March 1, 2018 at 8:39 pm
Penn State will face Ohio State.
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After preparing for a pair of teams for almost a week, Ohio State now knows its quarterfinal opponent for Friday night's game in the Big Ten Tournament. 

The Buckeyes will take on Penn State at 6:30 in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament Friday, after the Nittany Lions defeated Northwestern 65-57 on Thursday night in the second round. 

Penn State was led by Tony Carr against the Wildcats, as he dropped 25 points to propel his squad to the quarterfinals in Madison Square Garden. 

The Nittany Lions were the only conference team Ohio State did not beat in 2017-18, dropping a heartbreaking 82-79 loss at home on Jan. 25 before getting thumped by 23 in State College, Pa. on Feb. 15. In those two games, Penn State's Tony Carr scored a combined 58 points, including 28 in the first contest, which ended with his buzzer-beating three-pointer to sink the Buckeyes, and hand OSU its first conference loss of the year. 

Tip between Ohio State and Penn State is set for 6:30 from Madison Square Garden and will be televised on BTN. 

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