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For the first time since 2001, Penn State is playing for a spot in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Menโ€™s Basketball Tournament. After a big win over Texas A&M in the first round on Thursday night, Jalen Pickett, Andrew Funk, and the Nittany Lions take on Big 12 tournament champion Texas in the second round on Saturday evening in Des Moines, Iowa.

Penn Stateโ€™s hot streak has seen the team win six of their last seven games against NCAA Tournament teams, including two wins over a Northwestern team also advancing to the second round. Theyโ€™ll face a Texas team that flirted with a no. 1 seed in the tournament with a 26-8 season capped by a victory over the Kansas Jayhawks in the Big 12 championship game, which was won by the Longhorns by a 76-56 final score.

Penn State and Texas both lit things up from three-point range in their first-round victories with Funk draining eight three-pointers against Texas A&M and Sirโ€™Jabari Rice connecting on seven for the Longhorns against Colgate. We could be in for a fun battle with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line between Penn State and Texas.

Hereโ€™s how to watch the second-round action on Saturday.

  • Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
  • Time: Estimated 7:45 p.m. ET (game follows the conclusion of Kansas vs. Arkansas, which starts at 5:15 p.m. ET)
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Live Stream:ย fuboTV (watch here)

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Penn State continues to be without forwardย Caleb Dorseyย due to an undisclosed injury that has been lingering throughout the season. There is no timetable for his return to the lineup, so Penn State will look to move on without him as long as necessary.

Texas has no known injuries to report.

Updated college basketball injury updates can be found on theย USA TODAY Sports injury report.

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  • Jalen Pickett, Penn State: 7.3 rpg
  • Timmy Allen, Texas: 5.4 rpg


  • Jalen Pickett, Penn State: 6.7 apg
  • Marcus Carr, Texas: 4.1 apg

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This is nothing new for Penn State at this point. For the sixth game in a row, Penn State is the underdog in the matchup in front of them. Texas is favored against the Nittany Lions in this second-round matchup, but Penn State has been on a respectable hot streak in this underdog role. But can it continue for another game to get to next weekend?

According to ESPNโ€™s Basketball Power Index, Penn State has…

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