PSU to play Michigan State at Palestra in men's hoops

  • Penn State will face Michigan State at the Palestra on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.
  • It will count as a home game for the PSU men's basketball program
  • The Nittany Lions have six players from the Philly area on this year's roster.

The Penn State men’s basketball program is taking Big Ten basketball to the City of Brotherly Love.

The Nittany Lions will play host to Michigan State in a league match-up on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Philadelphia’s historic Palestra,

Patrick Chambers will lead his Penn State men's basketball team against Pitt on Monday, Nov. 20, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Patrick Chambers, head coach of the Nittany Lions, announced Monday. It will count as a home game for the Nittany Lions, who boast six players from the Philly area on this year’s roster, in addition to Chambers, a Delaware County native.

The remainder of the Big Ten schedule will be released at a later date, with tipoff times and TV designations for all games available later this summer.

“We cannot wait to take the Big Ten into Philadelphia this season,” Chambers said. “It is always an incredible experience to play in the Palestra and we are honored to do it this time as the home team. We have so many ties to the city as a program and we look forward to connecting with the alumni and fans in the area.

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“I want to thank the Big Ten Conference for working with us to make this game happen, and allowing our vision of playing a Big Ten game in the Palestra to come to fruition.”