Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Tony Carr: Leads Penn State to blowout over Buckeyes

Tony Carr: Leads Penn State to blowout over Buckeyes

Garner has seen the Bryce Jordan Center at its worst and at its best during his time in the blue and white.

Tony Carr scored 30 points and Penn State routed No. 8 Ohio State, 79-56, on Thursday night to sweep the Buckeyes.

This Penn State team has isn't your father's Nittany Lion squad.

Now, the Nittany Lions (19-9, 9-6) are cruising, winners of six of their last seven since Carr lifted them over Ohio State with a buzzer-beater on January 25. 3 Purdue and following it up with a commanding home victory over Iowa, the Buckeyes moved to 13-1 in the conference.

Ethan Happ tallied 21 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and two assists and Brad Davison added 16 points as the Badgers handed No. 6 Purdue its third straight defeat.

The victory marks the first ever 19-win season for coach Patrick Chambers, and was the seventh win in eight games for the Nittany Lions.

Carr tossed an alley-oop Watkins' way and the forward jammed home the run's second basket to give Penn State the lead for good just 3:20 in.

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Another win against a top ten Ohio State team would help that cause, but a win by Ohio State would be a big step towards realizing the dream of a conference title. Ohio State vs Penn State tv channel is on BTN. Bates-Diop hit a 3-pointer to pull the Buckeyes to 58-42 but they wouldn't get any closer.

Penn State was able to hold the leading scorer in the Big Ten, Keita Bates-Diop in check for the entire night thanks to the great defense of junior guard Josh Reaves. The Boilermakers fell to Wisconsin on Thursday, so they didn't gain any ground. Penn State went 1-3 in those games. Both coaches were pursued by National Football League teams and Division I programs during the off season.

Afterward, Carr grinned when asked if he draws any personal satisfaction from the fact opponents are running through their playbooks and personnel on account of him. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial no matter what package you choose, and then you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app. The opportunities are there for Penn State.

Holtmann was right, obviously. "I think we all understand how important he is to us".

"I think this is a big week for us because Northwestern is the one team that I think has, I want to say nine guys back, seven out of nine guys back", head coach Tom Izzo said after the team's practice Thursday.

In all, Ohio State said in a release that it approved a total of $3.4 million in additional compensation for returning staff.

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