Micah Shrewsberry addresses collapse against Rutgers: 'Steve Pikiell completely out-coached me'
Micah Shrewsberry and Penn State suffered an all-time collapse against Rutgers Sunday afternoon.
The Nittany Lions led by as much as 19, but couldn’t finish and fell victim to the Scarlet Knights’ furious comeback, 59-56.
It was a result of note across the B1G for a few reasons. For one, Rutgers takes a step in the B1G tournament seeding. The Scarlet Knights are also in excellent shape to make the NCAA Tournament after Sunday’s results. Penn State, which was on the wrong side of the bubble entering Sunday, has a long road ahead of them if making the tournament is to be achieved.
Shrewsberry recognized the importance of closing well Sunday afternoon. He placed the blame entirely on himself postgame:
Penn State’s Micah Shrewsberry’s opening statement following blowing a 19-point lead to Rutgers:
“I thought Steve Pikiell completely out-coached me.” pic.twitter.com/2FtGlhxBX0
— Spencer Ripchik (@RipchikSpencer) February 27, 2023
The Nittany Lions had won 3 straight games entering Sunday. They likely have to beat both Northwestern and Maryland entering the B1G tournament to have a chance at cracking the field of 68. Win Sunday, and they’re likely on the right side of the bubble.
That matchup against Northwestern, a team that has struggled as of the past few days, is set for Wednesday, March 1 in Evanston.