2009–10 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team

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2009–10 Penn State Nittany Lions men's basketball
Conference Big Ten Conference
2009–10 record 11–20 (3–15 Big Ten)
Head coach Ed DeChellis
Assistant coach Kurt Kanaskie
Assistant coach Lewis Preston
Assistant coach Dan Earl
Home arena Bryce Jordan Center
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Ohio State 14 4   .778     29 8   .784
#10 Purdue 14 4   .778     29 6   .829
#13 Michigan State 14 4   .778     28 9   .757
#16 Wisconsin 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
Illinois 10 8   .556     21 15   .583
Minnesota 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Northwestern 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
Michigan 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
Indiana 4 14   .222     10 21   .323
Iowa 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
Penn State 3 15   .167     11 20   .355
2010 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team represented Pennsylvania State University. Head Coach Ed DeChellis was in his seventh season with the team.[1] The team played its home games in University Park, Pennsylvania at the Bryce Jordan Center, which has a capacity of 15,000, for the twelfth consecutive season.[2] This season marked team's the seventeenth consecutive season as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Nittany Lions entered the season as the defending NIT champions.

On November 30, 2009, the Nittany Lions became the first Big Ten team to win three straight games in the ACC – Big Ten Challenge when they defeated the Virginia Cavaliers. Penn State defeated Virginia Tech in 2007 and Georgia Tech in 2008.[3] The Nittany Lions completed the regular season with an 11–19 (3–15) record.[4]

As the 11 seed they lost in the first round of the 2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to 6 seed Minnesota to end their season 11–20

Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Year Alma mater
Head coach Ed DeChellis 2003 Penn State (1982)
Assistant coach Kurt Kanaskie 2003 La Salle (1980)
Assistant coach Lewis Preston 2008 VMI (1993)
Assistant coach Dan Earl 2005 Penn State (1997)
Director of basketball operations Jon Perry 2004 ETSU (2002)
Athletic trainer Jon Salazer 2001 Penn State (1993)
Video coordinator DJ Black 2008 Penn State (2006)
Strength and conditioning coach Brad Pantall 2006 Penn State (1996)

Roster[edit]

Name [5] # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Justin Hamilton 2 Forward 6–5 200 Junior Pittsburgh, PA
Jermaine Marshall 3 Guard 6–4 190 Freshman Etters, PA
Chris Babb 10 Guard 6–5 215 Sophomore Arlington, TX
Bill Edwards 11 Forward 6–6 235 Freshman Middletown, OH
Talor Battle 12 Guard 6–0 170 Junior Albany, NY
Joe Silko 13 Guard 5–11 165 Freshman McDonald, PA
Adam Highberger 14 Guard 6–2 180 RS Junior Blairsville, PA
David Jackson 15 Forward 6–7 210 RS Junior Farrell, PA
Sasa Borovnjak 21 Forward 6–9 235 Freshman Belgrade, Serbia
Andrew Jones 22 Forward 6–10 245 RS Junior Philadelphia, PA
Tim Frazier 23 Guard 6–1 160 Freshman Houston, TX
Cammeron Woodyard 24 Guard 6–5 210 Sophomore Westminster, MD
Jeff Brooks 25 Forward 6–8 200 Junior Louisville, KY
Ryan Harro 33 Guard 5–11 165 Freshman New Fairfield, CT
Billy Oliver 35 Forward 6–8 215 RS Freshman Chatham, NJ
Steve Kirkpatrick 41 Forward 6–5 225 Junior Carlisle, PA
Andrew Ott 54 Forward 6–10 240 RS Junior Abington, PA

Schedule and Results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
Nov 6* 6:00 p.m. Slippery Rock Bryce Jordan CenterUniversity Park, PA BTN.com W 82–51 
Regular Season
Nov 13* 7:30 p.m. Penn Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA BTN.com W 70–55  7,507 1–0
Nov 16* 7:30 p.m. Robert Morris Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA BTN.com W 80–61  6,286 2–0
Nov 19* 4:00 p.m. vs. UNC-Wilmington Carolina First ArenaCharleston, SC
(Charleston Classic)
ESPNU L 69–80  535 2–1
Nov 20* 12:30 p.m. vs. Tulane Carolina First Arena • Charleston, SC
(Charleston Classic)
CSN L 60–63  2–2
Nov 22* 10:00 a.m. vs. Davidson Carolina First Arena • Charleston, SC
(Charleston Classic)
W 59–57  3–2
Nov 25* 6:00 p.m. Sacred Heart Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA BTN W 87–75  5,323 4–2
Nov 30* 7:00 p.m. at Virginia John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA
(ACC - Big Ten Challenge)
ESPN2 W 69–66  8,898 5–2
Dec 5* 4:00 p.m. at Temple Liacouras CenterPhiladelphia, PA L 42–45  7,012 5–3
Dec 8* 6:30 p.m. UMBC Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA BTN W 58–42  6,296 6–3
Dec 12* 7:00 p.m. Virginia Tech Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA ESPN2 L 64–66  11,237 6–4
Dec 19* 9:00 p.m. Gardner-Webb Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA ESPNU W 104–57  4,697 7–4
Dec 21* 5:00 PM American Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA BTN.com W 76–57  7,561 8–4
Dec 29 9:00 p.m. at Minnesota Williams ArenaMinneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 70–75  14,625 8–5 (0–1)
Jan 3 2:00 p.m. #23 Wisconsin Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA BTN L 46–63  8,114 8–6 (0–2)
Jan 7 7:00 p.m. Michigan Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA ESPN2 L 55–64  5,799 8–7 (0–3)
Jan 12 9:00 p.m. at Illinois Assembly HallChampaign, IL BTN L 53–54  14,469 8–8 (0–4)
Jan 16 1:00 p.m. at Iowa Carver-Hawkeye ArenaIowa City, IA BTN L 64–67  9,651 8–9 (0–5)
Jan 21 7:00 p.m. Indiana Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA ESPN2 L 61–67  8,251 8–10 (0–6)
Jan 24 2:30 p.m. at #18 Wisconsin Kohl CenterMadison, WI BTN L 71–79 OT 17,230 8–11 (0–7)
Jan 27 6:30 p.m. Illinois Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA BTN L 67–77  8,085 8–12 (0–8)
Jan 31 3:00 p.m. at Purdue Mackey ArenaWest Lafayette, IN BTN L 46–66  14,123 8–13 (0–9)
Feb 3 6:30 p.m. at #13 Ohio State Value City ArenaColumbus, OH BTN L 62–75  14,148 8–14 (0–10)
Feb 6 2:00 p.m. Minnesota Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA BTN L 64–66  10,291 8–15 (0–11)
Feb 13 12:00 p.m. #10 Michigan State Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA ESPN L 54–65  14,017 8–16 (0–12)
Feb 17 8:30 p.m. at Northwestern Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, IL BTN W 81–70  4,175 9–16 (1–12)
Feb 20 6:00 p.m. at Michigan Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, MI BTN W 55–51  13,751 10–16 (2–12)
Feb 24 6:30 p.m. #9 Ohio State Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA BTN L 67–75  8,721 10–17 (2–13)
Feb 28 12:00 p.m. Northwestern Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA BTN W 79–60  9,352 11–17 (3–13)
Mar 4 7:00 p.m. at #11 Michigan State Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI ESPN2 L 65–67  14,759 11–18 (3–14)
Mar 6 2:30 p.m. #7 Purdue Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA BTN L 60–64  8,865 11–19 (3–15)
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 11 7:30 p.m. vs. Minnesota Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis, IN
(First round)
BTN L 55–76  11–20
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ed Dechellis". Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Bryce Jordan Center". Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  3. ^ Kurz Jr., Hank (2009-11-30). "Battle lifts Penn State over Virginia 69-66". Associated Press. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  4. ^ Armas, Genaro C. (2010-03-06). "No. 7 Purdue beats Penn St. for share of Big 10". Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  5. ^ "2009-10 Nittany Lion Basketball Roster". gopsusports.com. Retrieved 2009-11-18.