Penn State seems to have picked up a bad habit of winning "ugly."
After racing to a 2-0 lead on Saturday, the No. 1 Nittany Lions (20-1, 10-0) seemed to have the win in the bag. However, the Lions nearly gave the match away, letting Michigan (16-8, 4-6) capture the third and fourth sets.
With a perfect in-conference record on the line, the Lions seemed to wake up before starting the fifth set, as they got out to a 5-0 lead. From there they didn't let up and won the deciding set, 15-10.
Deja McClendon led the Lions with a huge performance; 16 kills and a team-leading 29 digs Micha Hancock led Penn State with 53 assists, but was again hindered by service errors -- committing five against Michigan.
In total, Penn State hit .232, which towered above Michigan's .152 hitting percentage.