A Look Back at the Top 3 Games for the 2013-14 Penn State Nittany Lions

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No NCAAs, No NIT, and a second round loss in the CBI doesn't make for an extremely memorable season, but three games stood out for the Penn State basketball team this year.

The boys from State College finished their season at 16-18, with a loss in the CBI to Seina. They played some really exciting games, won a few that they weren't supposed to win and Pat Chambers earned more victories this season than he had in his first two. Let's take a look at three of the best games played by the Nittany Lions this year.

3. vs. Hampton, Mar. 19: No B1G team enters the season hoping for a CBI bid, and few fan bases truly get excited about the prospect of playing in that tourney. However, when the end of the year comes and you have seniors like Tim Frazier who mean so much to the fans and the team, it just makes sense to play some more games if you get an invite. PSU basketball didn't stick up their nose at this opportunity and were reward with one more home game and a close 69-65 victory.

2. vs. Ohio State, Feb. 27: Ohio State is the closest team in proximity to Penn State and these two fan bases don't like each other no matter what the sport. So when the ranked Buckeyes team came into the Bryce Jordan Center looking to avenge the earlier home loss their was some real excitement in the building. D.J. Newbill was able to put up 23 points and the Nittany Lions turned their rivals from Ohio State away again in another close contest.

1. at Ohio State, Jan. 29: When you finish as low in the conference standings as PSU did, you rarely get to steal a road win against a ranked team. These Lions did though, it took overtime and a last second shot, but Penn State came away with their best victory of the year. Newbill scored 25, including a last second shot over defense guru Aaron Craft, to lead his team to a conference road win over a Top 25 team. It was a highly entertaining game that will be remember by fans for years.

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