Lady Lions Earn No. 1 Seed For Big Ten Tournament

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - When the final horn sounded and the confetti guns went off on Sunday afternoon inside the Bryce Jordan Center, the Lady Lions celebrated their second-consecutive Big Ten title after knocking off Michigan, 67-58, in the home finale.

But that wasn't the only thing the Lady Lions can now celebrate.

8620602.jpegThanks to Sunday's win, Penn State knows its place on the Big Ten Tournament bracket when action begins on March 7 in Hoffman Estates, Ill.  With two games still to play, the Lady Lions earned the No. 1 seed of the conference tournament for the second-straight season.

This will mark the sixth time since Penn State joined the Big Ten that the Lions will be the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament.

The Lady Lions will open play on Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. (CT) on BTN at Sears Centre Arena against the winner of the No. 8-No. 9 matchup, which will be held at 6 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, March 7.  The winner of the quarterfinal matchup on Friday will play in Saturday's second semifinal matchup at approximately 6:30 p.m. (CT) on March 9 (BTN).  The championship game is slated for Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. (CT) on ESPN 2.

Nonetheless, the Lady Lions still have work to do in the regular season.  Penn State plays at Minnesota on Thursday (9 p.m. on BTN) and at Nebraska on Sunday (6 p.m. on BTN).  One win in the final two games will give the Lady Lions sole ownership of the 2013 Big Ten title.  Penn State has won 17 of its last 18 games heading into the final week of the regular season.


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