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Penn State’s Thrilling Upset of Michigan in 35 Tweets

For those following Penn State’s thrilling upset of Michigan last night on social media, it was pure jubilation.  They say true fans are those that stick with a team through the good times and the bad, and to read the words Penn State basketball faithful last night after that victory was something worth remembering. Here are 35 Tweets that tell the story of the game last night in one of Penn State’s favorite languages — social media. (The time stamp is 5 hours off.)

Many wondered when Michigan’s Trey Burke, who was quiet for much of the first half, would wake up. The Wolverines turned it up in the opening minutes of the second half, but Penn State did enough to hang around as the clock wound down.

And then, you realized Penn state had a real chance in this game.

Big Macs were guaranteed, but nobody cared. A top-5 upset was brewing for a team that hadn’t won in two months. The Bryce Jordan Center was truly electric as the entire crowd was on its feet for the last five minutes of the game.

As the clock ticked, the nation began to notice what was brewing in Happy Valley.

Clutch shooting and defense down the stretch put Penn State in a position to win as long as they were able to convert from the charity stripe.

Unbelievably, Penn State does it, and pandemonium ensues at the BJC.

Down to the press room for quotes from the players and coach Chambers.

Last night’s win wouldn’t have been the same without the loyal members of Nittany Nation (and former player Talor Battle) who have endured a long, tough stretch of near wins and painful losses. Their jubilation is well deserved.

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Ryan is a senior in the Smeal College of Business majoring in Marketing. He is a Lion Ambassador who loves giving tours to prospective students. His favorite activities include distributing news and consuming Chipotle.


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