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Texas Longhorns play the Penn State Nittany Lions in second round


Penn State Nittany Lions (23-13, 10-10 Big Ten) vs. Texas Longhorns (27-8, 12-6 Big 12)

Des Moines, Iowa; Saturday, 7:45 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Texas -5.5; plus/minus is 139.5

BOTTOM LINE: The No. 5 Texas Longhorns and Penn State Nittany Lions meet in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Longhorns’ record in Big 12 games is 12-6, and their record is 15-2 in non-conference games. Texas is third in the Big 12 in team defense, giving up 67.2 points while holding opponents to 42.1 percent shooting.

The Nittany Lions are 10-10 in Big Ten play. Penn State ranks second in the Big Ten with 39.0 percent shooting from 3 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Marcus Carr is scoring 15.9 points per game with 3.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Longhorns. Jabari Rice is averaging 15.8 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 45.2 percent over the past 10 games for Texas.

Jalen Pickett is averaging 17.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists for the Nittany Lions. Seth Lundy is averaging 13.4 points over Penn State’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Longhorns: 7-3, averaged 72.7 points, 30.5 rebounds, 16.5 assists, 8.2 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.6 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 65.0 points per game.

Nittany Lions: 8-2, averaging 70.4 points, 30.5 rebounds, 12.7 assists, 3.2 steals and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.7 percent from the field. Their opponents average 66.8 points.


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