UNIVERSITY PARK — In a matchup of the top two programs in the nation, No. 1 Penn State knocked off No. 2 Michigan 437.300-430.400 on Senior Night at Rec Hall.
The Nittany Lions won four of six events, beaten only in the vault and parallel bars, to complete the home regular-season schedule. Penn State will host the NCAA Championships in April.
The thing I am most happy about is that they shut the door at the end of the meet, head coach Randy Jepson said. They didnt let Michigan get back into it. We have had years during my career when things have gotten away from us and we have lost meets like this that we were leading late. Each week we talk about one principle and this week our guys got the message; they shut the door. We have to carry that over. We have to continue to improve.
The Nittany Lions had the top score on all but one event individually. Adrian Evans had the winning routine on the night in the pommel horse at 14.700, Alexis Torres posted a 15.350 to lead on the still rings, Trevor Howard led on the vault at 15.400, Feliz Aronovichs 15.200 led everyone on the parallel bars and Wasef Burbars 15.300 was the top score on the high bar.
Aronovich was the only competitor in the all-around, finishign with an 86.700 total.
The Nittany Lions close the regular season at Minnesota on Saturday.