Penn State

Behind breakaway goal, Lions earn Big Ten title, NCAA berth

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Penn State celebrates their Big Ten Tournament victory --AP

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's season of firsts continued Saturday night in Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.

The Nittany Lions needed double-overtime for the second night in a row, but behind a career-high 51 saves from freshman Peyton Jones and a pair of goals from Liam Folkes, they beat Wisconsin, 2-1, to claim the first Big Ten championship in program history, as well as an automatic bid to their first NCAA Tournament.

They'll find out their regional location and opponent Sunday afternoon.

"What a game. What an unbelievable game," Guy Gadowsky told the Big Ten Network. "You talk about youth and what a great pass from Brandon Biro and what an incredible game from everybody. To play how many periods in three days, over four games in three days and to grit it out there it's amazing."