Andrew Funk was proud of Penn State’s win over Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament.

Thursday night’s win marked Penn State’s 1st NCAA Tournament win since 2001. Funk played a major role in Penn State’s historic win. Funk finished the game with 27 points and 4 rebounds. He knocked down 8 3-point shots during the game for the Nittany Lions.

Funk explained how important this game was for Penn State:

“Honestly it means a lot. Probably more than people think because I’ve only been here for one year, but I went to Bucknell and Penn State has had a big time Philly pipeline going for a long time. I used to play against guys like Tony Carr and Lamar Stevens and Nazeer Bostick. So although I wasn’t a direct fan of the program I watched those guys. To be able to come here and do this, you know, with this group of guys, it’s really special and, you know, I’m happy to be doing it alongside the group of guys that we have.”

Funk, who transferred from Bucknell, is having a successful 1st season at Penn State. Funk has been instrumental in the team’s success with an average of 12.5 points per game.

Penn State will face No. 2 Texas in the next round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. ET.