The 2019-20 college basketball regular season is coming to a swift end. With conference tournaments drawing near, analysts from around the country are predicting which teams will make the NCAA Tournament.
In a surprising turn of events, the ACC will be one of the least-represented conferences come tournament time. Equally as surprising is the fact that the Big Ten will likely have the most teams in the tournament.
One of those surprise teams is the Penn State Nittany Lions. Just a year after finishing four games under .500, Pat Chambers and company could enter the tournament as a No. 4 seed.
Despite being one of the top teams in the country this season, the Nittany Lions are still a great bet in Las Vegas. One ESPN analyst named Penn State as his “darkhorse” to win the title this year.
“Alright I looked at my friends in the desert and they said 40-to-1 odds for Pat Chambers and Penn State,” Sean Farnham said.
“Winning on the road has been gold inside the Big Ten and that makes Pat Chambers and this Nittany Lions team rich. They’ve won four in a row away from home and that’s huge for them.”
“A darkhorse to make the national championship…during bracketology I think they’re going to be the most popular team”
— Legion of Blue (@LegionofBluePSU) February 14, 2020
Penn State hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament since 2011, when the Nittany Lions were bounced by Temple.
Will the Nittany Lions win their first tournament game since 2001?