It’s been quite awhile since the Penn State basketball team took the court–19 days to be exact. Since an 87-85 overtime loss at Indiana on Dec. 3o,

Penn State has had all four of its games (Jan. 3 vs. Wisconsin, Jan. 6 at Ohio State, Jan. 9 vs. Michigan, Jan. 12 Rutgers) postponed in the new year due to COVID-19 concerns.

Now, the Nittany Lions’ schedule will get ramped up with four games in seven days. Penn State will return to action on Jan. 17 against visiting Purdue. After that, Penn State will travel to face No. 14 Illinois on Jan. 19 and then have a two-game home stand against Rutgers (Jan. 21) and Northwestern (Jan. 23).

Penn State (3-4) is currently on a three-game losing streak and hasn’t won a game since Dec. 9 at Virginia Tech. Penn State is 0-3 in B1G play, with losses against the aforementioned Indiana as well as Michigan and Illinois.

Penn State has four players averaging double-digit points per game, with junior guard Izaiah Brockington leading the team (15.1).