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How to Watch Indiana Basketball Against Penn State Thursday in Big Ten Tournament

Indiana begins the 2024 Big Ten Tournament on Thursday against the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Here's how to watch, game time and TV information, the point spread and over/under, the coaching matchup, series history, predicted score, stats, rankings and more.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Indiana begins its pursuit of a Big Ten Tournament title on Thursday at the Target Center.

The No. 6 seed Hoosiers face No. 11 seed Penn State, which defeated Michigan 66-57 on Wednesday behind 20 points from Zach Hicks. Indiana concluded the regular season with four straight wins over Wisconsin, Maryland, Minnesota and Michigan State to finish 10-10 in conference play. 

In year one under coach Mike Rhoades, Penn State defeated Indiana in both matchups this season: 85-71 on Feb. 3 in Bloomington, then 83-74 on Feb. 24 in University Park.

  • *** LIVE BLOG: Once the game starts,CLICK HERE to read our live blog written by Jack Ankony, including live updates, highlights and thoughts on the game.

How to watch Indiana vs. Penn State

  • Who: Indiana Hoosiers (18-13, 10-10, 6th in Big Ten) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (16-16, 9-11, 11th in Big Ten)
  • What: Big Ten Tournament second round
  • When: Thursday, March 14 at approximately 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Target Center (20,000) in Minneapolis, Minn.
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Announcers: Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Robbie Hummel (analyst), Andy Katz (sideline)
  • Live stream: fuboTV (Start your free trial)
  • Radio: IU Radio Network (Bloomington - 105.1 WHCC-FM, Indianapolis: 107.5 WFNI-FM or 1070 WFNI-AM, or see media guide for other radio affiliates)
  • Radio announcers: Don Fischer (play-by-play), Errek Suhr (color), John Herrick (pregame, halftime, postgame)
  • Point spread: Penn State is a 2.5-point favorite, and the over/under is 151.5. For a complete breakdown on the line and both team's history against the number this season, CLICK HERE for Tom Brew's breakdown. 
  • Recent results: Indiana won 70-58 at Minnesota on March 6, then won 65-64 at home against Michigan State on Sunday. Penn State won 85-69 at home against Maryland, then defeated Michigan 66-57 on Wednesday.
  • Home, road, neutral trends: Indiana is 12-5 at home, 4-6 on the road and 2-2 at neutral sites. Penn State is 13-4 at home, 2-8 on the road and 1-4 at neutral sites.
  • Last season: Indiana went 23-12 overall and finished tied for second in the Big Ten with a 12-8 conference record. The Hoosiers earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament and defeated Kent State before losing to No. 5 seed Miami in the Round of 32. Penn State went 23-14 overall and finished tied for ninth in the Big Ten with a 10-10 conference record. The Nittany Lions earned a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament and defeated Texas A&M before losing to Texas in the Round of 32.
  • Last meeting: Penn State defeated Indiana 83-74 on Feb. 24 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa. All five Penn State starters scored double-digit points, led by Ace Baldwin Jr. with 23 points and nine assists and a double-double from Qudus Wahab. Malik Reneau scored 27 points, but the Hoosiers went 2-for-15 on 3-point attempts.
  • Series history: Indiana leads the all-time series, 42-17. Mike Woodson is 1-5 against Penn State, losing both matchups last season and winning 74-57 in Bloomington on Jan. 26, 2022. Indiana is 6-4 in its last 10 matchups at Penn State. The Hoosiers began the series with a dominant 23-2 stretch from 1978-2005.
Indiana Hoosiers guard Trey Galloway (32) passes the ball while attempting to keep it in bounds during the first half against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryce Jordan Center.

Indiana Hoosiers guard Trey Galloway (32) passes the ball while attempting to keep it in bounds during the first half against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryce Jordan Center.

KenPom rankings

Projected score: Penn State 76, Indiana 75. KenPom gives Penn State a 53% chance of victory.

  • Indiana Hoosiers
    • Overall: 86
    • Adjusted defensive efficiency: 86
    • Adjusted offensive efficiency: 95
    • Strength of schedule: 15
    • Preseason: 49
  • Penn State Nittany Lions
    • Overall: 77
    • Adjusted defensive efficiency: 89
    • Adjusted offensive efficiency: 79
    • Strength of schedule: 44
    • Preseason: 85

Leading scorers

  • Indiana Hoosiers
    • C Kel'el Ware: 16.1 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 1.9 bpg, 59.9 FG%
    • F Malik Reneau: 15.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.7 apg, 57.0 FG%
    • F Mackenzie Mgbako: 12.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 34.3 3-pt FG%
    • G Trey Galloway: 10.6 ppg, 4.6 apg, 26.0 3-pt FG%
  • Penn State Nittany Lions
    • G Ace Baldwin Jr.: 14.3 ppg, 6.0 apg, 2.7 spg, 34.8 3-pt FG%
    • C Qudus Wahab: 9.8 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 62.8 FG%
    • G Nick Kern Jr.: 8.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 55.5 FG%

Meet the coaches

  • Mike Rhoades, Penn State: Rhoades is in his first season at Penn State with a 16-16 overall record and an 11th place finish in the Big Ten regular season. Before replacing Micah Shrewsberry at Penn State, Rhoades coached VCU for six seasons and went 129–61 overall with a 72–32 record in Atlantic 10 play. Under Rhoades, VCU won the Atlantic 10 twice, finished second twice and made three NCAA Tournament appearances. Prior to VCU, Rhoades coached Rice for three seasons and spent 10 years coaching Randolph-Macon, a Division III school in Virginia.
  • Mike Woodson, Indiana: Woodson is in his third season at Indiana with a 62-39 overall record and a 31-29 mark in regular season Big Ten play. Woodson has NBA head coaching experience with the Atlanta Hawks from 2004-10 and the New York Knicks from 2012-14. Woodson played at Indiana University from 1976-80, and was named the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player as a senior under coach Bob Knight. He was the 12th overall pick in the 1980 NBA Draft, and played for various teams from 1980-91, averaging 14 points over 786 games. 
  • PENN STATE-MICHIGAN GAME STORY: Penn State defeated Michigan 66-57 on Wednesday behind 20 points from Zach Hicks and 17 points from Ace Baldwin. The Nittany Lions advance to play Indiana, which they beat in both regular season matchups this year. CLICK HERE
  • TRANSFER TARGET: CLARK SLAJCHERT: One of Indiana's targets in the transfer portal is Penn guard Clark Slajchert, who averaged 18.0 points and shot 42.2% from the 3-point line as a senior in 2023-24. CLICK HERE
  • THREE HOOSIERS NAMED ALL-BIG TEN: Indiana's Kel'el Ware, Malik Reneau and Mackenzie Mgbako received All-Big Ten honors, the conference announced Tuesday. Here's the full list. CLICK HERE
  • INDIANA'S LOW NET RANKING: Indiana is on the outside looking in for the 2024 NCAA Tournament despite having the same record and amount of Quad 1 wins as Michigan State, which is currently projected to make the field. Here's why. CLICK HERE
  • KEL'EL WARE FEATURE: Kel’el Ware was a highly touted prospect at North Little Rock High School in Arkansas, where he won two state championships. A top-10 recruit, most thought he would reach the NBA as a one-and-done, but he had an underwhelming freshman season at Oregon. As a sophomore at Indiana under coach Mike Woodson, Ware is averaging 16.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks and has turned his potential into production. CLICK HERE