Micah Shrewsberry’s first season at Penn State was full of highs and lows. As a first-time head coach, the Nittany Lions may not have finished with the record he wanted, but there were plenty of positives to take away from the 2021-22 campaign.

Penn State closed out the year with a 14-17 record, finishing 7-13 in league play. The Nittany Lions had a nice run in the B1G Tournament, defeating Minnesota in the first round and upsetting Ohio State in the second to advance to the quarterfinals.

Despite a hard-fought effort, Penn State fell 69-61 to Purdue in the quarterfinals, ending its season.

On Tuesday, Shrewsberry reflected on his first season at the helm in State College and looking ahead to the offseason. One of the biggest bright spots? Penn State defeated 5 of the B1G’s 9 tournament teams (Indiana, Rutgers, Iowa, Michigan State and Ohio State) and played several others close.

Of the 17 games the Nittany Lions dropped, 11 were lost by 8 points or less. Even in just one year, Penn State appears to be close to doing some really promising things in the B1G.

Here’s what Shrewsberry had to say while meeting with reporters on Tuesday: