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Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule Released

The men’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule was released today, highlighted by eight home games and trips to Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Pittsburgh.

The Nittany Lions will kick off their season with an exhibition game at the Bryce Jordan Center on November 3 against Northwood University, an NAIA school with campuses in Florida, Michigan and Texas. Penn State will play against the team from the Florida campus, that is coached by former Villanova head coach Rollie Massimino.

Penn State will play its season opener on November 9 against Wagner followed by a rematch against Bucknell on November 13. Penn State defeated the Bisons last year 60-57 in its first game without point guard Tim Frazier.

Penn State plays its first road game on November 16 at Penn, who they defeated last year 58-47. The Nittany Lions then play three straight home games: November 19 against LaSalle, November 24 against Longwood, and November 26 against Monmouth. The games against Longwood and Monmouth are preliminary games for the Barclays Center Classic.

The marquee games on the Nittany Lions schedule are on November 29 and 30, when the team heads to Brooklyn to play in the Barclays Center Classic against St. John’s and then Georgia Tech or Mississippi in the championship game or the consolation game. The only team playing in the Barclays Center Classic that made the NCAA Tournament last season is Ole Miss, who may have to play without star guard Marshall Henderson.

The Nittany Lions will again participate in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on December 3, when they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pitt Panthers. The two teams have not played since 2005, when the Panthers obliterated the Lions, 91-54.

Penn State’s non-conference schedule is rounded out with a home game against Marshall on December 7, a return trip to Pittsburgh to play Duquesne at the CONSOL Energy Center on December 11, and two home games against Princeton and Mount St. Mary’s on December 14 and 22, respectively.

Last season, the Nittany Lions went 8-4 in the non-conference, beating three teams that they play in 2013-14 — Bucknell, Penn, Duquesne.

Aside from their game against Duquesne, which will be played at 7 pm, times for every other contest are TBA. The full schedule can be found below, courtesy of

Sun., Nov. 3 vs. Northwood (Fla.) EX University Park, Pa. TBA
Sat., Nov. 9 vs. Wagner University Park, Pa. TBA
Wed., Nov. 13 vs. Bucknell University Park, Pa. TBA
Sat., Nov. 16 at Penn Philadelphia, Pa. TBA
Tue., Nov. 19 vs. La Salle University Park, Pa. TBA
Barclays Center Classic
Sun., Nov. 24 vs. Longwood University Park, Pa. TBA
Tue., Nov. 26 vs. Monmouth N.J. University Park, Pa. TBA
Fri., Nov. 29 vs. St. John’s Brooklyn, N.Y. TBA
Sat., Nov. 30 Georgia Tech/Mississippi Brooklyn, N.Y. TBA
Tue., Dec. 3 at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. TBA
Sat., Dec. 7 vs. Marshall University Park, Pa. TBA
Wed., Dec. 11 at Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. (CONSOL Energy Center) 7:00 p.m. ET
Sat., Dec. 14 vs. Princeton University Park, Pa. TBA
Sun., Dec. 22 vs. Mount St. Mary’s University Park, Pa. TBA


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