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May 24, 2011 | Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Men's basketball coach Ed DeChellis, who led Penn State to the NCAA tournament this year, resigned Monday to take the vacant job at Navy. The move came as a surprise after DeChellis orchestrated his alma mater's first NCAA bid in a decade. The Nittany Lions lost to Temple, 66-64, in the second round. "I'm thrilled and honored to be the next head basketball coach at the United States Naval Academy," DeChellis said in a statement released by the Midshipmen. Penn State athletic director Tim Curley said the school would launch a national search for a replacement.
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March 6, 2012 | By Joe McIntyre, Inquirer Staff Writer
First-year Penn State men's basketball coach Pat Chambers wears one of two looks on the sideline. The first is stern - pursed lips, squinting eyes, crossed arms. The second is a little less reserved - arms often flailing or hands cupped around his mouth as he shouts to players and referees while stomping on the hardwood. Though the 2011-12 season hasn't gone as well as the Nittany Lions (12-18, 4-13 Big Ten Conference) would have liked, Chambers' demeanor epitomizes the excitement surrounding a program that has made the NCAA tournament just four times in the last 21 years.
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March 14, 2011
The seeds: 1. Duke 2. San Diego State 3. Connecticut 4. Texas 5. Arizona 6. Cincinnati 7. Temple 8. Michigan 9. Tennessee 10. Penn State 11. Missouri 12. Memphis 13. Oakland 14. Bucknell 15. Northern Colorado 16. Hampton My pick to win it: San Diego State. Dark horse: Michigan. John Beilein's young team has played really well down the stretch, going from nowhere to an 8 seed in several weeks. The young guard line of Darius Morris and Tim Hardaway is terrific.
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March 17, 2011
Who: No. 7 Temple vs. No. 10 Penn State What: NCAA First Round (West Region), McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz. When: 2:10 p.m. TV/Radio: TNT/WPHT (1210-AM) History: Temple leads the series, 59-32. The teams played last season and the season before that. Temple won both, including 45-42 last season. How they got here: Temple (at large from Atlantic 10), Penn State (at large from Big Ten) Coaches: Fran Dunphy (Temple)
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February 19, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Talor Battle made four free throws in the final 16 seconds to lead Penn State to a 38-33 victory win over No. 18 Illinois last night in Champaign, Ill. Battle finished with 11 points for the Nittany Lions (19-8, 8-6 Big Ten), who committed 13 turnovers and made just 28 percent of their shots. The Illini (21-6, 9-5) were no better, shooting 30 percent (15 for 50) and committing 15 turnovers. Elsewhere: Avery Smith had 13 points as host Wisconsin-Milwaukee edged No. 21 Butler, 63-60 . . . Tyler Hansbrough scored 27 points to help third-ranked North Carolina beat North Carolina State in Chapel Hill.
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March 6, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Talor Battle hit a driving shot with 0.3 seconds left to cap Penn State's rally from a 10-point deficit and give the Nittany Lions (21-9, 10-7 Big Ten) a 64-63 win over No. 23 Illinois (23-8 11-7) last night in State College, Pa. The Illini's Mike Davis missed the front end of a one-and-one with eight seconds left. Jamelle Cornley corralled the rebound and handed off to Battle, who dribbled furiously upcourt and threw up the shot that bounced tantalizingly around the rim for a couple of seconds before dropping in. Xavier 76, Dayton 59 - The 17th-ranked Musketeers (24-5, 12-3)
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March 15, 2012
With the No. 1 overall pick Wednesday in the World TeamTennis draft, the Freedoms chose Karolina Pliskova , a rising Czech star, for this year's roster. In the next round, they added her identical twin, Kristyna Pliskova , through a strategic doubles-protection draft choice. Third-round picks were Luka Gregorc of Slovenia and doubles standout Jordan Kerr of Australia. They will join veterans Mark Philippoussis and James Blake on the Freedoms in July. COLLEGES: Monroe Brown , 41, the point guard who helped Penn State upset UCLA in the first round of the 1991 NCAA tournament, died Friday in Havre de Grace, Md. The cause of death was not given.
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November 17, 2010 | By Stephen Hennessey, For The Inquirer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli removed two of his starters from the Hawks' lineup against Penn State Tuesday night because they were late for the team bus. And when the teams took the court at the Bryce Jordan Center, the Hawks got off to an equally slow start. That, plus a 13-2 Nittany Lions' run at the end of the first half, proved to be too much to overcome. The Hawks turned the ball over 11 times and shot 20 percent (5 of 25) from the field in a lackluster first half as Penn State handed the Hawks their second straight loss, 66-57.
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October 28, 2011 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Attached to Patrick Chambers when Penn State hired him in the summer to be its men's basketball coach were his ties to Philadelphia, a location where the Nittany Lions have struggled recruiting high school talent. Now, on the verge of starting his first season in Happy Valley, Chambers, who was lured away from his post at Boston University, is confident about his new program's prospects of attracting players from the Philadelphia area. The former assistant to Jay Wright at Villanova and graduate of Philadelphia University and Episcopal Academy sounds optimistic that he can use relationships formed throughout his life.
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March 15, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
PENN STATE granted guard Matt Glover a release from the program so he can transfer to a school closer to his home in California. Glover played in all 32 games and started 21 this year, his only season in Happy Valley. The sophomore came to Penn State after spending one season at Sheridan Community College in Wyoming. The scrappy, 6-foot-4 Glover averaged 23.5 minutes, 2.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. Coach Patrick Chambers said in a statement that Glover told him after the season that he wanted to move closer to his mother and family in Orange, Calif.
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March 15, 2012
With the No. 1 overall pick Wednesday in the World TeamTennis draft, the Freedoms chose Karolina Pliskova , a rising Czech star, for this year's roster. In the next round, they added her identical twin, Kristyna Pliskova , through a strategic doubles-protection draft choice. Third-round picks were Luka Gregorc of Slovenia and doubles standout Jordan Kerr of Australia. They will join veterans Mark Philippoussis and James Blake on the Freedoms in July. COLLEGES: Monroe Brown , 41, the point guard who helped Penn State upset UCLA in the first round of the 1991 NCAA tournament, died Friday in Havre de Grace, Md. The cause of death was not given.
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March 6, 2012 | By Joe McIntyre, Inquirer Staff Writer
First-year Penn State men's basketball coach Pat Chambers wears one of two looks on the sideline. The first is stern - pursed lips, squinting eyes, crossed arms. The second is a little less reserved - arms often flailing or hands cupped around his mouth as he shouts to players and referees while stomping on the hardwood. Though the 2011-12 season hasn't gone as well as the Nittany Lions (12-18, 4-13 Big Ten Conference) would have liked, Chambers' demeanor epitomizes the excitement surrounding a program that has made the NCAA tournament just four times in the last 21 years.
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November 2, 2011 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Patrick Chambers has been presented with the tough task of coaching a Penn State men's basketball team that graduated four of five starters who led the program to its first NCAA tournament in 10 years. But Chambers doesn't want to talk about that. The first-year Nittany Lions coach, who was a standout guard at Episcopal Academy and Philadelphia University, is talking about this year's team, which begins play Saturday with an exhibition game against Slippery Rock.
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October 28, 2011 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Attached to Patrick Chambers when Penn State hired him in the summer to be its men's basketball coach were his ties to Philadelphia, a location where the Nittany Lions have struggled recruiting high school talent. Now, on the verge of starting his first season in Happy Valley, Chambers, who was lured away from his post at Boston University, is confident about his new program's prospects of attracting players from the Philadelphia area. The former assistant to Jay Wright at Villanova and graduate of Philadelphia University and Episcopal Academy sounds optimistic that he can use relationships formed throughout his life.
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June 1, 2011 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Penn State reportedly got down to business Tuesday, with athletic director Tim Curley interviewing the first of a string of candidates for its suddenly vacant basketball head coaching position. Various sources indicated that Duquesne coach Ron Everhart and Boston University coach Pat Chambers are among those on the short list to replace Ed DeChellis, but the Penn State administration is doing its best to keep the process secret - which is pretty much what it usually does for the entire basketball program as well.
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May 24, 2011 | Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Men's basketball coach Ed DeChellis, who led Penn State to the NCAA tournament this year, resigned Monday to take the vacant job at Navy. The move came as a surprise after DeChellis orchestrated his alma mater's first NCAA bid in a decade. The Nittany Lions lost to Temple, 66-64, in the second round. "I'm thrilled and honored to be the next head basketball coach at the United States Naval Academy," DeChellis said in a statement released by the Midshipmen. Penn State athletic director Tim Curley said the school would launch a national search for a replacement.
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March 18, 2011 | By RICH HOFMANN, hofmanr@phillynews.com
TUCSON, Ariz. - After the game, reporters quizzed each other on the distance, trying to come to some kind of consensus. Twenty-five feet? Twenty-eight feet? Thirty? We settled on 28. Whatever, it was the smoothest, sweetest-looking heave-and-a-half you have ever seen - and it really did seem good from the moment it left the hand of Talor Battle, the senior guard from Penn State. It was a three-pointer with 16 seconds remaining that tied the Nittany Lions' NCAA Tournament game with Temple at 64-64.
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March 18, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TUCSON, Ariz. - Talor Battle leaves college basketball with buckets of pride. The senior guard feels he is leaving Penn State basketball in a good place. "What we did in four years of hard work, you know, two of those four years we had really successful seasons," Battle said. "The first thing I said to the guys [was], 'Let's keep this going.' Everyone sees [Penn State] as just a football school. You know, let's make this a two-sport program, and the basketball keeps building.
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March 18, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TUCSON, Ariz. - Temple has been known for its good players and not-so-good NCAA tournament experiences. Fran Dunphy? Great coach. Disheartening tourney losses. Well, Juan Fernandez did plenty Thursday to change those perceptions once and for all. The point guard's jumper with 0.4 seconds left gave Temple a 66-64 victory over Penn State in a second-round West Regional game at the McKale Center. The seventh-seeded Owls (26-7) advanced to Saturday's third-round matchup against second-seed San Diego State, a 68-50 winner over 15th-seeded Northern Colorado.
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