March 11, 2011

Video: 2001 Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal, Penn State vs #3 Michigan State

Until beating North Carolina to reach the Sweet 16 that year, No. 2 Michigan State was the biggest upset win in Penn State basketball history. For more, I'll let the New York Times recap what happened, then you can watch the video.

Joe Crispin made an off-balance 3-pointer with 21 seconds left, then sealed Penn State's victory with two free throws as the Nittany Lions upset the sloppy Spartans, 65-63, in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament last night in Chicago.

The No. 2 Spartans are the highest-ranked team Penn State (19-10) has ever beaten, and the players rushed the floor as the buzzer sounded. Coach Jerry Dunn hugged his daughter and son while Gyasi Cline-Heard picked up the Nittany Lion mascot and threw him over his shoulder.

Crispin finished with 22 points, 12 coming from 3-point range. Titus Ivory had 17 and Cline-Heard had 10.
(H/T Ben Jones)

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  1. uhh...that's the video of Penn St./Michigan. Not Mich St.

  2. That's why they shouldn't let me near a keyboard when it comes to hoops blogging... but seriously, I copied the wrong video. The correct video is now posted.