Overheard On Twitter: Penn State Hoops Upsets No. 8 Ohio State
Penn State hoops pulled off what just may be the most important win of the Pat Chambers era. And they did it in style. The Nittany Lions blew out the visiting Buckeyes to the tune of 79-56. Tony Carr dropped 30 points in front of a white out crowd.
As you can imagine, Twitter blew up after the shocking upset win. The Nittany Lions were somehow the favorites going into the matchup, but certainly no one saw a win of this magnitude coming.
Penn State fans were ready for the showdown, providing one of the best atmospheres in the BJC since Penn State upset Wisconsin in 2011 on its way to the Big Dance.
Penn State students are making this one really, really loud tonight. Great atmosphere in here. pic.twitter.com/5l0544Z7j3
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) February 16, 2018
It didn’t take too long before Penn State started to pull away. In fact, Tony Carr, the star of the night, was outscoring Ohio State by himself at one point.
Tony Carr 22 – Ohio State 21. It's the second half…
— Matt Morgan (@MetroMattMorgan) February 16, 2018
Tony Carr has more points than Ohio State right now. We are 2 minutes into the second half.
— Kevin Horne (@KevinHornePSU) February 16, 2018
James Franklin was even in attendance on Thursday night. He was clearly pumped about beating the Buckeyes, which is really nothing new.
Still relevant pic.twitter.com/DwiDFXGxMP
— Onward State (@OnwardState) February 16, 2018
James Franklin wasn’t the only big name on hand to catch the game. Flavor Flav – Public Enemy member, TV personality, and relative of Shep Garner – was in State College to catch No. 33 take on Big Ten rival Ohio State. A few days ago, he showed Garner some on Twitter.
To my Kuzzin
For making the top 10 all time scoring for Penn State basketball,, ladies and gentlemen my Kuzzin is 6
3point baskets away from being the highest 3point shot maker in Penn State history!
Go Kuzz,!!!! FLAVOR FLAV pic.twitter.com/zPY9DZNkqi
— FLAVOR FLAV (@FlavorFlav) February 12, 2018
— Mark Brennan (@MarkXBrennan) February 16, 2018
Flavor Flav even showed the fans some of his best moves.
— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) February 16, 2018
With their second win over Ohio State this season, it looks as though the Nittany Lions are getting some love from experts around the country. One such expert is Jon Rothstein from CBS, who has nothing but positive things to say about this squad.
Tony Carr is the best guard in the Big Ten and Penn State is an NCAA Tournament contender. Nittany Lions sweep Ohio State. Palpable Buzz in State College.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 16, 2018
Also, you can probably expect the #FirePatChambers bots to be pretty quiet after this big win. Even if they don’t silence themselves, others are beginning to believe in the abilities of this team.
This is why Penn State had a chance for a bid: The Nittany Lions have opportunities. Win over Ohio State gives Penn State a sweep. Great to see Penn State fans turn out for a big game. Pat Chambers may have just turned the corner.
— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) February 16, 2018
For other experts, this feels more like an alternate reality than real life.
Imagine how weird it would’ve been five years ago if I would’ve told you Flavor Flav was at a Penn State men’s basketball game when the Nittany Lions beat the No. 8 team in the country by 23 points.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) February 16, 2018
If that all wasn’t enough, the legendary Dickie V took notice of Tony Carr’s performance. With an endorsement like that, Tony Carr is really going places.
The chances of winning the @B1GMBBall for @MSU_Basketball just went up big time as both @BoilerBall & @OhioStateHoops were beaten . Underrated Tony Carr of @PennStateMBB had 30 as they routed the Buckeyes! @leefitting
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) February 16, 2018
This Twitter account even declared that the Penn State basketball season was no longer canceled. Well, that’s a good thing!
Penn State basketball is un-cancelled
— ً (@CosmicNYG) February 16, 2018
Super Bowl champ Stefen Wisniewski was in the house for the big win on Thursday night. He clearly brought some of that winning magic with him, as Penn State made easy work of the Buckeyes. He had a pretty nice view of the action, too.
— Stefen Wisniewski (@stefenwiz61) February 16, 2018
Where does Tony Carr believe the team’s confidence comes from. Why, of course, Philadelphia. Go Birds!
— Penn State Men’s Basketball (@PennStateMBB) February 16, 2018
What a night in Happy Valley.
Nothing quite like singing the Alma Mater shoulder-to-shoulder with your fellow Nittany Lions after a big Penn State win. pic.twitter.com/JZnvvws8wc
— Onward State (@OnwardState) February 16, 2018
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