2009–10 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team

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2009–10 Penn State Nittany Lions men's basketball
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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 South Fayette, 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
Nov 6*
6:00 p.m., BTN.com
Slippery Rock W 82–51 
Bryce Jordan Center (—)
University Park, PA
Regular Season
Nov 13*
7:30 p.m., BTN.com
Penn W 70–55  1–0
Bryce Jordan Center (7,507)
University Park, PA
Nov 16*
7:30 p.m., BTN.com
Robert Morris W 80–61  2–0
Bryce Jordan Center (6,286)
University Park, PA
Nov 19*
4:00 p.m., ESPNU
vs. UNC-Wilmington
Charleston Classic
L 69–80  2–1
Carolina First Arena (535)
Charleston, SC
Nov 20*
12:30 p.m., CSN
vs. Tulane
Charleston Classic
L 60–63  2–2
Carolina First Arena (—)
Charleston, SC
Nov 22*
10:00 a.m.
vs. Davidson
Charleston Classic
W 59–57  3–2
Carolina First Arena (—)
Charleston, SC
Nov 25*
6:00 p.m., BTN
Sacred Heart W 87–75  4–2
Bryce Jordan Center (5,323)
University Park, PA
Nov 30*
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Virginia
ACC - Big Ten Challenge
W 69–66  5–2
John Paul Jones Arena (8,898)
Charlottesville, VA
Dec 5*
4:00 p.m.
at Temple L 42–45  5–3
Liacouras Center (7,012)
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 8*
6:30 p.m., BTN
UMBC W 58–42  6–3
Bryce Jordan Center (6,296)
University Park, PA
Dec 12*
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
Virginia Tech L 64–66  6–4
Bryce Jordan Center (11,237)
University Park, PA
Dec 19*
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
Gardner-Webb W 104–57  7–4
Bryce Jordan Center (4,697)
University Park, PA
Dec 21*
5:00 PM, BTN.com
American W 76–57  8–4
Bryce Jordan Center (7,561)
University Park, PA
Dec 29
9:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Minnesota L 70–75  8–5 (0–1)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 3
2:00 p.m., BTN
#23 Wisconsin L 46–63  8–6 (0–2)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,114)
University Park, PA
Jan 7
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
Michigan L 55–64  8–7 (0–3)
Bryce Jordan Center (5,799)
University Park, PA
Jan 12
9:00 p.m., BTN
at Illinois L 53–54  8–8 (0–4)
Assembly Hall (14,469)
Champaign, IL
Jan 16
1:00 p.m., BTN
at Iowa L 64–67  8–9 (0–5)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (9,651)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 21
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
Indiana L 61–67  8–10 (0–6)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,251)
University Park, PA
Jan 24
2:30 p.m., BTN
at #18 Wisconsin L 71–79 OT 8–11 (0–7)
Kohl Center (17,230)
Madison, WI
Jan 27
6:30 p.m., BTN
Illinois L 67–77  8–12 (0–8)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,085)
University Park, PA
Jan 31
3:00 p.m., BTN
at Purdue L 46–66  8–13 (0–9)
Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 3
6:30 p.m., BTN
at #13 Ohio State L 62–75  8–14 (0–10)
Value City Arena (14,148)
Columbus, OH
Feb 6
2:00 p.m., BTN
Minnesota L 64–66  8–15 (0–11)
Bryce Jordan Center (10,291)
University Park, PA
Feb 13
12:00 p.m., ESPN
#10 Michigan State L 54–65  8–16 (0–12)
Bryce Jordan Center (14,017)
University Park, PA
Feb 17
8:30 p.m., BTN
at Northwestern W 81–70  9–16 (1–12)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (4,175)
Evanston, IL
Feb 20
6:00 p.m., BTN
at Michigan W 55–51  10–16 (2–12)
Crisler Arena (13,751)
Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 24
6:30 p.m., BTN
#9 Ohio State L 67–75  10–17 (2–13)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,721)
University Park, PA
Feb 28
12:00 p.m., BTN
Northwestern W 79–60  11–17 (3–13)
Bryce Jordan Center (9,352)
University Park, PA
Mar 4
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
at #11 Michigan State L 65–67  11–18 (3–14)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
Mar 6
2:30 p.m., BTN
#7 Purdue L 60–64  11–19 (3–15)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,865)
University Park, PA
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 11
7:30 p.m., BTN
vs. Minnesota
First round
L 55–76  11–20
Conseco Fieldhouse (—)
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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.