Like the rest of the Big Ten Conference, Rutgers (13-6) is looking up in the standings at Purdue. But unlike any other program in the nation, the Scarlet Knights have a victory over the Boilermakers on their resume. But since knocking off Purdue on the road on Jan. 2, Rutgers is just 3-2 and is tied with Michigan for second in the Big Ten at 5-3. On Tuesday, Penn State (13-6) comes to Jersey Mike’s Arena with a 4-4 conference record. Cam Spencer scored 13.6 points per game for the Scarlet Knights and Clifford Omoruyi averages 13.2 points and 10.2 rebounds. Jalen Pickett does a little of everything for the Nittany Lions, leading the team with averages of 17.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists.
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Game Date: Jan. 24, 2023
Game Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
TV: Big Ten Network
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Rutgers lost Thursday night at Michigan State 70-57, shooting a dismal 34.4% overall and hitting just 2-of-17 from 3-point range. Omoruyi scored 12 points to go with 12 rebounds and Paul Mulcahy also dropped in 12 points in the loss.
Penn State got back to .500 in league play on Saturday with a 76-65 win over visiting Nebraska. Andrew Funk went for 23 points, Seth Lundy added 16 and Pickett finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.
The Nittany Lions are 45-34 all-time against the Scarlet Knights and the teams split two games last season. Penn State won at home 66-49 on Jan. 11, 2022, and Rutgers got a 59-58 victory at home on March 6.
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