Delaware State travels to Big Ten country for the second time this season to take on Penn State. The Hornets (5-5) have won their last two games, including a 73-67 overtime victory at Delaware in their last outing on Dec. 8. Tahj Tate (so.) led DSU with 24 points, matching his season high, in the Delaware contest. Tate also had a team-high 10 rebounds to record his first "double-double" at DSU. Tyshawn Bell (so.) came off the bench to add 15 points at UD. Delaware State's Amere May (so.) hit a three-point shot with 4.8 seconds left in regulation to force the overtime. The Hornets outscored the Hens 13-7 in the extra period.
Penn State (5-4) has won two of its last three games, including a 78-70 victory over Army in its last outing on Dec. 8. D.J. Newbill (so.) led four Nittany Lion players in double figures with 19 points in the Army contest. Jermaine Marshall (jr.) added 16 points, while Brandon Taylor and Ross Travis contributed 14 points vs. Army. Travis also led all players with 10 rebounds in the Army contest. The Lions have played their last five games without 2012-13 Naismith & Wooden Awards candidate Tim Frazier (sr.), a 2011-12 All-Big 10 First Team selection. Frazier averaged 16.3 points in four games before suffering a season ending injury.
DSU vs. PENN STATE (PSU leads 2-0)
The Hornets and Nittany Lions are meeting for the first time since 1993, and third time overall. Penn State won the previous two meetings, each played at a neutral site. The Lions won the first game with the Hornets 88-70 in the Low Country Classic at Charleston Southern University in 1990. The teams also met in the Dr. Pepper Classic at Baylor University in 1993. Penn State won that contest 64-53. Delaware State is 0-13 all-time vs. Big Ten teams, including a 69-50 loss to Northwestern this season (Nov. 20).