The teams traded goals in the first period as Jordan Gross and Andrew Peeke scored for Notre Dame while Nate Sucese and Brandon Biro scored for Penn State. The teams are meeting for the 93rd time overall and the first time in State College since the 2008-09 season.
The return to the NIT marks the first time Penn State has played in the tournament since winning it in 2009 with a victory over Baylor. "We've made incredible strides and a lot of memories and there's more basketball to be played".
The NIT begins play in a couple of days.
Penn State is a four seed in the 32-team field and will play five seed Temple in the first round. The victor of that game will advance to face the victor of No. 1 seed Notre Dame and eight seed Hampton.
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Deeney's effort was saved, however, by goalkeeper Petr Cech - and Bellerin took to Twitter after the match to ensure that he had the last laugh.
"I thought they were really going to hold the Quad 1, the metrics, I thought they were going to hold some weight with 21 wins, two wins in the Big Ten Tournament, an unranked team beating a ranked team and all those fabulous statistics, but it didn't hold true", Chambers said Sunday night. The Nittany Lions earned the No. 4 seed in the Irish bracket while the Owls received the fifth seed.
NIT games are being televised by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. Nebraska, Louisville, USC, Saint Mary's, etc. are all really good squads.
Old Dominion (25-7), which lost to Western Kentucky in the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament Friday, did not receive a bid.
-Jones breaks his own Big Ten Tournament record of 118 saves during the 2017 tournament as he finishes the 2018 tournament with 121 saves. Junior guard Josh Reaves and sophomore forward Mike Watkins were named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team and Watkins and sophomore forward Lamar Stevens were selected honorable-mention All-Big Ten.