Although Penn State coach Patrick Chambers is in his first season in the Big Ten, he has been around long enough to know trouble was brewing.
Wisconsin was back home Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center. Bo Ryan's players had a couple of days to stew on their 14-point loss at Michigan State. And the Nittany Lions were winless in seven Big Ten road games.
"I was scared for many reasons," Chambers said. "They had just lost to Michigan State. They hadn't been shooting well. That is like the perfect storm about to hit you."
Sparked by uncharacteristically hot three-point shooting, UW built a 14-point halftime lead, expanded the lead to 22 points in the second half and then stymied a late rally for a 65-55 victory.