Penn State, Minnesota meet in conference play

Penn State (12-4, 2-3) vs. Minnesota (9-7, 3-3)

Williams Arena, Minneapolis; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Big Ten foes meet as Penn State takes on Minnesota. Penn State fell 58-49 to Wisconsin on Saturday. Minnesota is coming off a big 75-67 win over then-No. 19 Michigan on Sunday.

SAVVY SENIORS: Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu, Alihan Demir and Payton Willis have collectively accounted for 49 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 49 percent of all Golden Gophers points over the last five games.

OFFENSIVE THREAT: Marcus Carr has directly created 50 percent of all Minnesota field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has 13 field goals and 25 assists in those games.

SLIPPING AT 72: Minnesota is 0-5 this year when it allows 72 points or more and 9-2 when holding opponents to fewer than 72.

STREAK SCORING: Minnesota has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 80.6 points while giving up 65.6.

DID YOU KNOW: Penn State is ranked second in the Big Ten with an average of 72.5 possessions per game.