Twitter Reacts: Penn State’s upset against Northwestern in Big Ten Tournament

The clock still has not struck midnight on the Penn State Nittany Lions as they continue to fight through the Big Ten tournament.

It took a total team effort from the male Nittany Lions but they were able to upset Northwestern in their home state for the second time this year. This win all but guarantees an NCAA tournament berth for the team and now their gritty work ethic will get to be on the big stage.

Between the big win and a questionable call at the end of the game, Twitter was buzzing throughout the game.

Getting hyped before the tip

Penn State knew how important this game was and the team was getting the appropriate support they deserved. Coach [autotag]Micah Shrewsberry[/autotag] and his squad had beaten Northwestern before and everyone knew that a win over them again in a neutral territory would be significant.

Can they do it again?

Penn State faced Indiana earlier in the year and they won by an astounding 19 points. That is a far cry from their recent games that have come down to the wire but keep in mind this cinderella story is still going and it will heading into day three on Saturday.

Football meets basketball

The crossover from events and stats from Penn State basketball to football has been rather hilarious. Between the NCAA tournament and Rose Bowl stats and now this it will be interesting to see what pops up next for both teams.

This has happened before...

Penn State is now 2-2 in Overtime basketball games this year after defeating Northwestern on Friday. Their two losses came to Wisconsin and Clemson earlier in the year and their lone win came against…Northwestern earlier this year.

Gritty work ethic defines this team

This Penn State team is without a doubt one of the hardest-working and grittiest teams in the country. That perfect blend of attributes is exactly what allows teams to make Cinderella runs and make things interesting for everyone else in the big dance.

Story originally appeared on Nittany Lions Wire