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2010–11 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team

2010–11 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team

The 2010–11 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team represented Pennsylvania State University. Head Coach Ed DeChellis was in his eighth season with the team. The team played its home games in University Park, Pennsylvania at the Bryce Jordan Center, which has a capacity of 15,000, for the twelfth consecutive season. They finished with a record of 19–15 overall, 9–9 in Big Ten play for a 4 way tie for fourth place. They lost in the championship game to Ohio State in the 2011 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. They receive an at-large bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, which is their 1st time since 2001. They lost in the 2nd round to Temple on a last-second buzzer beater. As of 2018, this is the most recent time the Nittany Lions qualified for the tournament.

2010–11Penn State Nittany Lions men's basketball
NCAA Tournament, 2nd Round
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2010–11 record19–15 (9–9 Big Ten)
Head coachEd DeChellis
Assistant coachKurt Kanaskie
Assistant coachLewis Preston
Assistant coachDan Earl
Home arenaBryce Jordan Center
2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
No. 1 Ohio State †162.889343.919
No. 13 Purdue144.778268.765
No. 16 Wisconsin135.722259.735
Penn State99.5001915.559
Michigan State99.5001915.559
† 2011 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

Current coaching staff

PositionNameYearAlma mater
Head coachEd DeChellis2003Penn State (1982)
Assistant coachKurt Kanaskie2003La Salle (1980)
Assistant coachLewis Preston2008VMI (1993)
Assistant coachDan Earl2005Penn State (1997)
Director of basketball operationsJon Perry2004ETSU (2002)
Athletic trainerJon Salazer2001Penn State (1993)
Video coordinatorDJ Black2008Penn State (2006)
Strength and conditioning coachBrad Pantall2006Penn State (1996)



PositionHeightWeightYearHome Town
Taran Buie2Guard6–2185FreshmanState College, PA
Jermaine Marshall3Guard6–4190RS FreshmanEtters, PA
Tre Bowman10Guard6–4185FreshmanYork, PA
Alan Wisniewski11Forward6–9205FreshmanSterling Heights, MI
Talor Battle12Guard6–0170SeniorAlbany, NY
David Jackson15Forward6–7210RS SeniorFarrell, PA
Nick Colella20Guard6–3195JuniorNew Castle, PA
Sasa Borovnjak21Forward6–9235SophomoreBelgrade, Serbia
Andrew Jones22Forward6–10245RS SeniorPhiladelphia, PA
Tim Frazier23Guard6–1160SophomoreHouston, TX
Cammeron Woodyard24Guard6–5210JuniorWestminster, MD
Jeff Brooks25Forward6–8200SeniorLouisville, KY
Jonathan Graham34Forward6–8218FreshmanBaltimore, MD
Billy Oliver35Forward6–8215RS FreshmanChatham, NJ
Steve Kirkpatrick41Forward6–5225SeniorCarlisle, PA

Schedule and Results

time, TV


ResultRecordSite (attendance)
city, state
Nov 7

2:30 p.m.
East StroudsburgW62–52
Bryce Jordan Center(2,887)
University Park, PA
Regular Season
Nov 12

7:30 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center(5,996)
University Park, PA
Nov 16

7:30 p.m.
Saint Joseph'sW66–572–0
Bryce Jordan Center(5,846)
University Park, PA
Nov 19

7:30 p.m.,BTN
Bryce Jordan Center(4,177)
University Park, PA
Nov 22

7:00 p.m.,BTN
Bryce Jordan Center(4,196)
University Park, PA
Nov 26

7:00 p.m.
at MississippiL71–844–1
Tad Smith Coliseum(6,564)
Oxford, MS
Nov 28

3:30 p.m.,BTN
Bryce Jordan Center(5,181)
University Park, PA
Dec 1

9:15 p.m.,ESPN2
ACC - Big Ten Challenge
Bryce Jordan Center(9,078)
University Park, PA
Dec 4

6:00 p.m.,BTN
Bryce Jordan Center(5,853)
University Park, PA
Dec 7

7:30 p.m.
Mount St. Mary'sW57–537–2
Bryce Jordan Center(5,154)
University Park, PA
Dec 12

1:00 p.m.,CSN
at Virginia TechL69–797–3
Cassell Coliseum(9,847)
Blacksburg, VA
Dec 21

5:00 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center(4,174)
University Park, PA
Dec 27
6:30 p.m.,BTN
at IndianaW69–608–4 (1–0)
Assembly Hall(14,952)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 2
4:00 p.m.,BTN
at MichiganL69–768–5 (1–1)
Crisler Arena(11,771)
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 5
6:30 p.m.,BTN
No. 11 PurdueL68–838–6 (1–2)
Bryce Jordan Center(5,342)
University Park, PA
Jan 8
1:00 p.m.,BTN
No. 18 Michigan StateW66–629–6 (2–2)
Bryce Jordan Center(8,564)
University Park, PA
Jan 11
9:00 p.m.,BTN
No. 16 IllinoisW57–5510–6 (3–2)
Bryce Jordan Center(6,353)
University Park, PA
Jan 15
5:30 p.m.,BTN
at No. 1 Ohio StateL66–6910–7 (3–3)
Jerome Schottenstein Center(18,809)
Columbus, OH
Jan 19
8:30 p.m.,BTN
at No. 14 PurdueL62–6310–8 (3–4)
Mackey Arena(14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 26
6:30 p.m.,BTN
IowaW65–5111–8 (4–4)
Bryce Jordan Center(6,625)
University Park, PA
Jan 29
4:00 p.m.,BTN
No. 15 WisconsinW56–5212–8 (5–4)
Bryce Jordan Center(14,292)
University Park, PA
Feb 1
9:00 p.m.,BTN
at IllinoisL51–6812–9 (5–5)
Assembly Hall(14,996)
Champaign, IL
Feb 6
12:00 p.m.,BTN
MichiganL62–6512–10 (5–6)
Bryce Jordan Center(8,302)
University Park, PA
Feb 10
7:00 p.m.,BTN
at Michigan StateL57–7512–11 (5–7)
Breslin Center(14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 13
3:30 p.m.,BTN
NorthwesternW65–4113–11 (6–7)
Bryce Jordan Center(11,239)
University Park, PA
Feb 17
7:00 p.m.,ESPN
MinnesotaW66–6314–11 (7–7)
Bryce Jordan Center(8,446)
University Park, PA
Feb 20
6:00 p.m.,BTN
at No. 10 WisconsinL66–7614–12 (7–8)
Kohl Center(17,230)
Madison, WI
Feb 24
9:00 p.m.,ESPN2
at NorthwesternW66–5215–12 (8–8)
Welsh-Ryan Arena(4,918)
Evanston, IL
Mar 1
9:00 p.m.,BTN
No. 1 Ohio StateL61–8215–13 (8–9)
Bryce Jordan Center(15,403)
University Park, PA
Mar 6
1:00 p.m.,BTN
at MinnesotaW66–6316–13 (9–9)
Williams Arena(14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 10
7:30 p.m.,BTN
vs. Indiana
First round
Conseco Fieldhouse(16,264)
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 11
9:00 p.m.,BTN
vs. No. 13 Wisconsin
Conseco Fieldhouse(18,381)
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 12
4:00 p.m.,CBS
vs. Michigan State
Conseco Fieldhouse(18,377)
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 13
3:30 p.m.,CBS
vs. No. 1 Ohio State
Championship game
Conseco Fieldhouse(15,770)
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
Mar 17

2:10 p.m.,TNT
vs. Temple
Second round
McKale Center(—)
Tucson, AZ
*Non-conference game.

Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.


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