While the Nittany Lions were sinking the final free throws to seal the game, Northwestern subbed McIntosh out of the game. Penn State entered as the No. 7 seed that already played three games before Purdue even tipped off once. Michigan and Michigan State will face off in the other semifinal.
However, Sanderson said that winning the tournament, while important, isn't the main goal of the postseason. "We'll learn from it and get ready for the tournament".
On a night where Vincent Edwards only hit two field goals, the rest of the team picked him up. And they both play hard. Then he just chased us down. 157: Micah Jordan, Ohio State p Michael Kemerer, Iowa 5:43; Alec Pantaleo, Michigan won by medical forfeit over Jason Nolf, Penn State. Sanderson cautioned that the Buckeyes aren't the only challengers. "And it was very successful and obviously Tony make the right decision". The next closest team is MI with an even 100.0 points.
One more win for a ring, and some New York City memories that'll last a lifetime. The Huskers best regular-season victory is probably against MI. It would be the last points for Ohio State.
Three of Penn State's five wins against Quadrant 1 and 2 programs this season are against the Buckeyes. However, at this point, the Lions likely will be on the outside looking in as a win Saturday night would've made them close to a lock but without it their three victories against Ohio State might not carry enough weight and could make the Lions a highly-seeded NIT team instead. He needs one win Sunday afternoon to clinch a spot in the NCAA Championships. This year, however, getting 10 qualifiers to Cleveland seems more important than ever because the margin of error seems to be so thin. In the first half they got pushed around on the defensive glass, but had a good flow offensively with 10 assists on 12 makes and a balanced scoring attack. But probably not. Let's just say they aren't counting on it. There's one team that gets through, and we didn't get it. "I just didn't think it was worthwhile". I felt the play that we were running with Josh setting a ball screen and them switching was the appropriate play at that point.
aC/ Not sure of the availability, but I feel like Holtmann should find a scrimmage partner or two in the next two weeks. Bigger guys. Smaller ones. "So just another dynamic (option) for us, and he's a great playmaker".
Nevills addressed the depth of the conference tournament.
Freddy Gerard's goal at 5:53 of overtime gave OSU a 4-3 win on Saturday and a two-game sweep of Michigan State in its Big Ten playoff series.
"I think they were very physical", Chambers said.
For the first time in its five-year history, Big Ten hockey won't call Minnesota the champion of its regular or postseason.
Penn State guard Tony Carr's tongue hung out of his mouth as he bounced up and down, spinning and celebrating as he trotted back on defense. "I was really impressed". I'm still going to do what I do. There's not too much shot-blocking going on any more. But you brush it off and move on to the next one.
Penn State's finalists are Zain Retherford (149), Vincenzo Joseph (165), Mark Hall (174), Bo Nickal (184) and Shakur Rasheed (197). "It's just part of the game". "It's a little different atmosphere getting ready for those tournaments, NCAAs and Big Tens", he said. Time and again, he bails out the offense when things bog down. "Now it's go time, ready to roll". He is guaranteed a top-six finish and trip to the NCAA Championships, but he'll need two wins to place third.
Kuhn suffered a technical fall from Ohio State's Nathan Tomasello 21-6.
Keener opened the day with a 9-4 loss to Minnesota's Mitch McKee.
149: (1) Zain Retherford bye, then victor of (9) Steve Bleise, Minnesota, vs. (8) Malik Amine, Michigan. Jason Nolf (157) and Nick Nevills all remained alive in the consolation brackets.