Northwestern Wildcats Vs. Penn State Nittany Lions: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NCAA basketball start time

Halftime report

There is only one more half-stand between Northwestern and victory which they were favored to collect this afternoon. A win is still out for both teams after one quarter, but Northwestern leads the Nittany Lions 29-27.

If Northwestern continues to play like this, they will bump their record to 17-7. Penn State, on the other hand, will have to make do with a 12-12 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Penn State Nittany Lions @ Northwestern Wildcats

Current records: Penn State 12-11, Northwestern 16-7

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Penn State is 8-2 against the Wildcats since March 2018, and they’ll have a chance to extend that streak on Sunday. The two teams will face off in a Big Ten battle at Welsh-Ryan Arena at 1:00 p.m. Penn State pulled off an upset win in their last outing, and hopes to pull it off once again against the 8-point favorite Wildcats.

Penn State entered their tilt with the Hokies with two straight wins but will enter their next game with three. The Nittany Lions came away with an 89-79 win over the Hawkeyes on Thursday. Oddsmakers set the bar high with a 163.5-point over/under, but they still managed to beat him.

Penn State can credit their success to Ace Baldwin Jr., who scored 22 points with six assists and four steals. Qudus Wahab was another key contributor, scoring 14 points with seven rebounds.

Meanwhile, winning is a little easier when you’re outscoring your opponent 13 to 3 on the offensive boards, a fact Northwestern proved Wednesday. They came out on top against the Cornhuskers by a score of 80-68.

Multiple players turned in solid performances to lead Northwestern to victory, but perhaps none more so than Ryan Langborg, who scored 18 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists. The team also got some help courtesy of Boo Bui, who scored 22 points with two steals.

The Nittany Lions now have a winning record of 12-11. As for the Wildcats, it was their sixth straight win at home, bringing their record to 16-7.

Some high-performance offense is likely on the agenda as both teams are some of the highest scoring teams in the league. Penn State has had no problem putting up the scoring this season, averaging 76.5 points per game. However, it’s not like Northwestern struggles in that division as they average 75.2 points per game. With both teams able to rack up points so easily, the only question that remains is who can run the high score.

Northwestern and the Nittany Lions pleased both fans and bettors by winning their last matchup and covering the spread. Going forward, Northwestern is the favorite, as experts expect them to win by eight points. For those looking to play the spread, take note: Penn State is a solid 8-5 against the spread when playing as an underdog.


According to the latest college basketball odds, Northwestern is a huge 8-point favorite against Penn State.

Oddsmakers were in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 8-point spread, and it stayed there.

The over/under is set at 145 points.

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Series history

Penn State has won 8 of their last 10 games against Northwestern.

  • January 10, 2024 – Northwestern 76 vs. Penn State 72
  • March 10, 2023 – Penn State 67 vs. Northwestern 65
  • March 01, 2023 – Penn State 68 Vs. Northwestern 65
  • February 25, 2022 – Penn State 67 vs. Northwestern 60
  • January 05, 2022 – Penn State 74 vs. Northwestern 70
  • January 23, 2021 – Penn State 81 vs. Northwestern 78
  • March 07, 2020 – Northwestern 80 Vs. Penn State 69
  • February 15, 2020 – Penn State 77 vs. Northwestern 61
  • February 04, 2019 – Penn State 59 Vs. Northwestern 52
  • March 01, 2018 – Penn State 65 Vs. Northwestern 57

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