7:00 PM ET, April 2, 2009
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- Penn State coach Ed DeChellis met with his team a couple of hours before playing Baylor in the NIT title game and had only one request."Give me everything you have," he said. "If it's good enough, it's good enough; if it's not, it's not. Just leave it all on the floor."The Nittany Lions certainly did. And it was plenty.
• After trailing at the half, Penn State outscored Baylor by 10 in the second to earn its first NIT title in school history.
• Four players scored in double-figures for the Nittany Lions including a team-high 18 points from Jamelle Cornley. Penn State finished with 27 wins, which is a single-season best.
• Baylor, playing its first game in April in school history, was trying to win its first NIT title.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-56 (.429)||22-49 (.449)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-29 (.345)||7-22 (.318)|
|FT Made-Attempted||5-6 (.833)||18-28 (.643)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||8 (0/0)|
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