Big Ten Tournament 2012: Penn State Heads To Indianapolis As No. 12 Seed, Will Face Hometown Hoosiers

STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 08: Jermaine Marshall #11 of the Penn State Nittany Lions is pressured by Matt Roth #30 and Cody Zeller #40 of the the Indiana Hoosiers during the second t half at the Bryce Jordan Center on January 8, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. The Indiana Hoosiers won, 88-82. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Penn State enters this week's Big Ten tournament as the last seed, which will reward them with a first round matchup against a streaking Indiana team playing just an hour from the Hoosiers' campus.

The Penn State Nittany Lions will head to Indianapolis this week as the No. 12 seed in the 2012 Big Ten tournament championship. It will be Pat Chambers first Big Ten tourney, and he faces a monumental challenge right away as PSU will face hometown favorite and No. 5 seed Indiana on Thursday afternoon. The Hoosiers will be ranked in the top twenty in the country come Thursday, and will be riding an impressive four-game winning streak. If Penn State can pull off the upset, they will face Wisconsin on Friday.

A complete schedule for the Big Ten tournament below:

Thursday, March 8

11:30 a.m.: No. 8 Iowa (16-15, 8-10) vs. No. 9 Illinois (17-13, 6-12). Big Ten Network.

2 p.m.: No. 5 Indiana (24-7, 11-7) vs. No. 12 Penn State (12-19, 4-14). Big Ten Network.

5:30 p.m.: No. 7 Northwestern (18-12, 8-10) vs. No. 10 Minnesota (18-13, 6-12). ESPN2.

8 p.m.: No. 6 Purdue (20-11, 10-8) vs. No. 11 Nebraska (12-17, 4-14). ESPN2.

Friday, March 9

Noon: No. 1 Michigan State (24-7, 13-5) vs. Iowa/Illnois winner, ESPN.

2:30 p.m.: No. 4 Wisconsin (23-8, 12-6) vs. Indiana/Penn State winner, ESPN.

6:30 p.m.: No. 2 Michigan (23-8, 13-5) vs. Northwestern/Minnesota winner, Big Ten Network.

9 p.m.: No. 3 Ohio State (25-6, 13-5) vs. Purdue/Nebraska winner, Big Ten Network.

Saturday, March 10

1:40 p.m.: Michigan State/Iowa/Illinois vs. Wisconsin/Indiana/Penn State, CBS.

4:10 p.m.: Michigan/Northwestern/Minnesota vs. Ohio State/Purdue/Nebraska, CBS.

Sunday, March 11

3:30 p.m.: Semifinal winners, CBS.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Nittany Lions, check out Black Shoe Diaries. For all your Big Ten hoops news during championship week, visit BT Powerhouse, SB Nation's Big Ten hoops blog. For all your college basketball news during March Madness, keep up with SB Nation's NCAA college hoops hub.

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