EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Penn State coach Patrick Chambers chose to focus on the positives this season - not the recent rough patch. And he's banking on the Nittany Lions to put a loss to Northwestern behind them with the Big Ten Tournament coming up.
Miller Kopp scored 21 points, and the struggling Wildcats beat No. 20 Penn State 80-69 on Saturday.
Penn State (21-10, 11-9) hoped to head into the conference tournament on a winning note, only to stumble against one of the worst teams in the league and lose for the fifth time in six games. Even so, the Nittany Lions have their second 20-win season in 11 years. And those 11 victories in Big Ten play are second only to the 12 posted by the 1995-96 team.