Penn State basketball had a chance to bounce-back from a brutal loss at Nebraska this past Sunday with a game against Wisconsin back at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Coach Micah Shrewsberry’s team almost cashed in on that opportunity but fell in overtime, 79-74, in an entertaining game.
The loss dropped Penn State to 14-9 overall and 5-7 in the Big Ten, further damaging its NCAA Tournament chances.
Here’s what the people of Twitter had to say about another disheartening Penn State basketball loss.
I’m so numb to the pain of PSU basketball it’s not even funny anymore https://t.co/MwR4jTrNh9
— Grant LaChat (@GLaChatWx) February 9, 2023
I’m ready for spring football https://t.co/AcFmfXEp8E
— Penn State Football (@psufballdaily) February 9, 2023
Just more pain. https://t.co/FmW15J546H
— Chris Long (@LongSwimmer1) February 9, 2023
Team is soft. I don’t know where Shrews gets griddy at. Team needed a big win to bounce back and can’t get it.
— Nick Peterson (@nickyp_baller) February 9, 2023
There's a better chance of peace in the Middle East than Penn State EVER being a decent basketball school.
— Steve Tuttle (@SteveTu73357179) February 9, 2023
How do you lose to Wisconsin and home? And how do you lose to them at home already coming off an embarrassing loss against Nebraska. 2 of the 3 worst teams in the conference.
— NationPSU (@ABC58824664) February 9, 2023
Penn St. -4 ❌ https://t.co/NpMBMskIpI
— The Heat Miser (@_Mister101) February 9, 2023
Absolutely devastating https://t.co/bmQ80wV9vY
— Ben Carlson (@ComptonKnows) February 9, 2023
Sell the team https://t.co/9cKECHR6BQ
— Ian Price (@IanPric3) February 9, 2023
Having Tournament hopes was fun while it lasted. https://t.co/QSqNIfG7FV
— Steve Murcko (@murck_daddy61) February 9, 2023
I mean we’re talking about a program that has been ranked twice since 1955. What needs to happen to change things here? This school is too big and has too many resources for this to be the norm.
— PSU Everything (@PSU_Strong) February 9, 2023
Side note: I really think the basketball program should consider moving games back to Rec Hall. You just aren't going to get people to pack the BJC on a Wednesday night in State College. Save the BJC for more important, sell-out weekend games.
— Penn State Talk (@PSURecruitTalk) February 9, 2023
All told I think the longevity of the season has highlighted Penn State’s weaknesses. Defense isn’t quite there, size isn’t quite there, shooting isn’t consistent enough. It can click, and occasionally does – but this teams needs all its pieces to win, not just a few parts.
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) February 9, 2023