Penn State upsets No. 4 Michigan for their first Big Ten win of the season
The Big Ten title hopes of the Michigan basketball team took a major hit Wednesday night when they lost 84-78 to the team with the worst conference record – Penn State.
The win was the Nittany Lion’s first Big Ten win of the year and snapped an 18 conference game losing streak that went back to a started after a win against Iowa on Feb. 16, 2012.
“I was looking around. I wanted to see our team. I wanted to embrace it and be in that moment because those moments don’t come very often,” Penn State coach Patrick Chambers was quoted on ESPN about the environment in the arena.
No. 4 Michigan lead 39-36 at half time and held a 15-point lead with 10 minutes left but Penn State outscored the Wolverines 33-12 in that period of time.
Michigan point guard Trey Burke said in an article from AnnArbor.com, ”We all know our roles, we’ve been playing for this time for five or six months — we know our roles. Everyone has to buy in… Everyone has a job on the offensive and defensive end. If we don’t do (our jobs), things like this happen.”