Minnesota will face off against Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten tournaments on Wednesday for a tip off timer for 8:30 PM Eastern. This game will be available on the Big Ten network. Minnesota comes into this game with a record on the season of 13–16, and have lost four out of their last five games coming against Wisconsin, Indiana, and on the road against Maryland and Northwestern by the score of 75–62. The only victory for Minnesota came against Northwestern this time at home by the score of 77–60.
Penn State comes into this game with a record on the season of 12–16, and I've also lost four out of the last five games coming against Maryland, Nebraska, on the road against Illinois, and most recently on the road against Rutgers by the score of 59–58. The only victory for Penn State came against Northwestern by the score of 67–60.
Jameson Battle is the team leader for Minnesota and points per game averaging 17.4 on the season with a field goal percentage of 45.1%, and a free throw percentage of 75.3%. Battle is also the team leader in Minnesota for rebounds per game at 6.3. Peyton Willis is the team leader for Minnesota in minutes per game averaging 36.2.
Jalen Pickett is the team leader for Penn State in points per game averaging 12.8 on the season with a 40.2% field-goal percentage, and a free-throw percentage of 74.5%. Jalen is also the team leader for Penn State in rebounds per game averaging 10.3 on the season and is the team leader in minutes per game averaging 37.1.