.727 and falling
that would be NU's current winning percentage after a four point loss at Penn State today. it seemed like a flashback to last season, as NU controlled the game's pace on its way to a 11 point lead five minutes into the second half before faltering down the stretch. the wildcats were crushed (46-24) on the boards, especially defensively, as PSU picked up 19 offensive rebounds. Penn State went to the line 20 times to NU's 5.
to me, the most telling moment of the game was in the first three minutes. Shurna had a seemingly clear look at a layup, but he went up slow and weak and was promptly rejected by Jeff Brooks. if this team can't handle Penn State's quickness and physicality in the least intimidating gym in the conference (which was only one-third full), then perhaps the conference record will turn out to be even worse than expected.