Happy new year! Penn State fans will have to wait one more day to see the Nittany Lions take on Utah in the Rose Bowl as the NFL takes center stage on this New Year’s Day, but Penn State basketball will still be in action as it kicks off 2023 with a Big Ten contest at home Penn State hosts Iowa on Sunday afternoon as it resumes Big Ten play and stays there for the remainder of the regular season.
Here is how to catch the action on Sunday.
How to watch on TV or live stream
Dec 18, 2022; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Micah Shrewsberry looks on from the bench during the first half against the Canisius Golden Griffins at Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State defeated Canisius 97-67. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Big Ten Network
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)
ESPN BPI Outlook
Dec 18, 2022; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard/forward Seth Lundy (1) drives the ball to the basket during the first half against the Canisius Golden Griffins at Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State defeated Canisius 97-67. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
Penn State has had some good success at home this season, with just one loss coming on the court of the Bryce Jordan Center. That loss just so happens to be the only other Big Ten game played in Happy Valley so far, against Michigan State. But the ESPN Basketball Power Index is favoring Penn State in what should be a competitive one.
According to the ESPN BPI, Penn State has a 59.7% chance of celebrating a win to start 2023. Penn State has won three straight at home and Iowa is already 0-2 in Big Ten play.
Last Game: Seth Lundy returns as Penn State shuts down Delaware State
Dec 18, 2022; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard/forward Seth Lundy (1) defends Canisius Golden Griffins guard Jamir Moultrie (2) during the first half at Bryce Jordan Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
After missing one game due to an injury, [autotag]Seth Lundy[/autotag] returned to action in Penn State’s last game against Delaware State. The offense wasn’t on fire against the struggling Hornets but the defense more than took care of business in holding Delaware State to just 46 points in a 60-46 victory.
The win was Penn State’s fourth straight victory since losing at home to Michigan State earlier in December. Iowa will come into the game looking to reverse its recent woes. Iowa lost at Nebraska in its last game, 66-50, and the Hawkeyes have lost three of the last four played, including an overtime loss at home against Wisconsin.
Other Big Ten teams in action on Sunday
Penn State and Iowa aren’t the only Big Ten teams breaking in 2023 with some conference action. Two other games are on the New Year’s Day schedule with Michigan and Ohio State fans looking to keep the energy up after watching their football teams in the College Football Playoff on Saturday.
Michigan (7-5, 1-0 Big Ten) vs. Maryland (10-3, 1-1 Big Ten)
4:30 p.m. ET, FS1
Northwestern (10-2, 1-0 Big Ten) vs. Ohio State (9-3, 1-0 Big Ten)
7:30 p.m., Big Ten Network