A win over the Boilermakers might have been enough to get the Nittany Lions into the NCAA Tournament field of 68. The Nittany Lions' best wins came against Ohio State, three victories in the highest tier as established by the tournament committee. "I'm proud of what our team has accomplished this season".
The Nittany Lions are making their first postseason appearance since 2013-14 and first NIT appearance since2009, when Penn State won the NIT crown.
The Owls (17-15) earned the No. 5 seed in their bracket, while Penn State (21-13) is the No. 4 seed.
"We are excited to be in this year's 2018 NIT field", Temple coach Fran Dunphy said in a conference call with reporters.
Below is information on the important dates and locations for the 2018 NIT.
NIT games are being televised by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. The victor of that game will advance to face the victor of No. 1 seed Notre Dame and eight seed Hampton.
Penn State will not be repeating as Big Ten champions in men's hockey.
-Jones breaks his own Big Ten Tournament record of 118 saves during the 2017 tournament as he finishes the 2018 tournament with 121 saves. Junior guard Josh Reaves and sophomore forward Mike Watkins were named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team and Watkins and sophomore forward Lamar Stevens were selected honorable-mention All-Big Ten.
Hampton earned an automatic bid to the NIT by virtue of their regular-season title in the Mideastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).
Ticket information for Wednesday's NIT first round game has been distributed to season ticket holders and will be posted on GoPSUsports.com and on Penn State Athletics' social media channels.