Penn State is going dancing but the team didn’t get an easy draw.
Coach Micah Shrewsberry’s squad is one of the hottest teams in the county, but so is Texas A&M.
Penn State has won eight of its last 10 dating back to the regular-season. Texas A&M has won 11 of 13. Both teams played in their conference’s championship games Sunday. Penn State fell to Purdue and A&M lost to Alabama, both of which are No. 1 seeds.
Here’s how the people of Twitter reacted to Penn State being back in the dance, and its first-round matchup.
Penn State finds out it’s Texas A&M in Des Moines. @NittanySN pic.twitter.com/Ou8XY6Slui
— Dan Angell (@danangell11) March 12, 2023
The good news for Penn State is that Texas A&M's two main leading scorers are both 6'2 and under [30 ppg]. Then again the next two are 6'9 and 6'8 [20 ppg]
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) March 12, 2023
Love this team💙🤍 https://t.co/8eb6U4Ua8U
— Andrew Funk (@andrewfunk11) March 13, 2023
Time for the boys in blue to win the whole dang thing. https://t.co/sJ5u1yCbGv
— psufootball13 (@psufootball13) March 13, 2023
— Michael Anderson (@Beastmike) March 12, 2023
— Sidelines – Penn State 🦁 (@SSN_PennState) March 12, 2023
We’re fucking dancing baby https://t.co/VWrCkjO8hj
— Rittsy (@PghK1D) March 12, 2023
Makes me happy https://t.co/k82LdwXIx2
— Zach Jarrett (@zack__attack69) March 12, 2023
FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011, PENN STATE MEN'S BASKETBALL IS DANCING IN MARCH pic.twitter.com/NvvNNZEbgW
— Legion of Blue (@LegionofBluePSU) March 12, 2023
With Pitt, Penn State and WVU all projected to be in the NCAA Tournament, I’d expect the viewership for Selection Sunday to do record numbers in the greater Pittsburgh area and surrounding counties.
— Donny Football (@DonChed54) March 12, 2023
Penn State got F’d. Should have been a better seed. And got matched up with the 2nd best SEC team.
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) March 12, 2023
— James C. Hamilton (@hamiljc) March 12, 2023
Cinderella team!! https://t.co/RTKKR12k73
— Jamie Dodgson (@JimboDodgson) March 12, 2023
ENJOY THE NIT YOU BUMS https://t.co/VbXuk6uGv4
— Penn State Talk (@PSURecruitTalk) March 12, 2023
You play four games in four days and draw the best player in the country on a team that’s grabbing a 1-seed. Hung with them for a while, too. Can’t complain about much at all.
Hearing your name for the NCAA Tourney is a great reward for the work Penn State did this week
— Max Ralph (@maxralph_) March 12, 2023
I actually LOVE what the committee did with Texas A&M.
DO NOT REWARD POWER LEAGUE TEAMS WHO DON'T SCHEDULE IN THE NON-CONFERENCE.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 12, 2023
They made a pretty similar run. Will be a battle
— Jay (@jspin80) March 12, 2023
Hard to say ….team we beat 3 times seeded ahead of us … But Rutgers left out…so I'll take it
— Eric Pitchford (@EricPitchford1) March 12, 2023
A tough game to be sure, but with the way they played against Purdue in the last 5 minutes, they can beat anybody.
— Joey House (@JoeyHouse14) March 13, 2023
Texas A&M vs Penn State. Winner to be known as the ultimate cult.
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) March 12, 2023
As we talk about breaking the tournament drought, I’d like to shoutout great Penn State players like Lamar Stevens, John Harrar, Mike Watkins and others who had their opportunity to go dancing taken away from them.
Let’s get this W Thursday for them
— PSU Everything (@PSU_Strong) March 12, 2023