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Penn State and Holy Cross set for 7 p.m. tipoff from the Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday evening
The Lady Lions notched a 30-point victory over the Badgers for its ninth win at the BJC in 2016-17
Penn State and Wisconsin will tip at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network
The slow start didn't help the Penn State women's basketball team, as the Lady Lions dropped a 98-85 contest to Minnesota on Sunday (January 3) inside Williams Arena. Penn State trimmed the lead to two points late in the third quarter, but the Gophers responded on their home floor to hold off the Lady Lions' rally.
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Peyton Whitted posted her second career double-double in a hard-fought, 74-66, loss to No. 4/5 Tennessee
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Penn State vs. No. 21 Syracuse women's basketball
Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (2016; coaches)
Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Dec. 30, 2014)
Ranks No. 14 on the Penn State career three-pointers made charts (102)... Sits No. 16 on the career free throw percentage charts at .784, making 116-of-148 attempts...Her 65 three-point field goals made in 2015-16 rank tied for No. 11 on the single season charts with Kelly Mazzante (2000-01)...Was the fifth freshman since 1980-81 to lead the team in scoring average, joining Maggie Lucas (2010-11), Tyra Grant (2006-07), Kelly Mazzante (2000-01) and Susan Robinson (1988-89)...Finished her rookie year ranked No. 7 on the Penn State freshman scoring list with 384 points in 2014-15...Finished 2014-15 ranked No. 6 on the Penn State freshman three pointers made list (37)...Reached double-figure in scoring in each of her first eight career games, a feat not accomplished by Penn State’s top two career scoring leaders, Kelly Mazzante and Maggie Lucas...Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week once during her rookie season; Dec. 30, 2014...Was among a school-record seven Lady Lions to earn Academic All-Big Ten in 2014-15...Also earned Academic All-Big Ten during the 2015-16 season.
Awards: Named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the coaches. Rankings: Sat No. 27 in the Big Ten in points per game (13.0)...Tied for No. 9 in the Big Ten with 2.1 three-point field goals made per game. Season: Appeared in all 31 games with 26 starts...Tied for No. 11 on the single season three-pointers made charts with 65 (Mazzante, 2000-01). Holy Cross (11/13): Scored five points...Added four rebounds, four assists and four steals. Fordham (11/15): Scored four points with five rebounds...Chipped in two assists and two steals. at Tennessee (11/18): Connected on three triples on her way to 14 points...Had five assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block. Central Connecticut State (11/22): Had seven points...Added two assists and two steals. at Cal State Northridge (11/27): Netted 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting, including two three-pointers...Added two assists and one steal. Virginia Tech (12/3): Scored a team-high 20 points, going six-for-six from the charity stripe...Knocked down two three-pointers...Had one rebound, two assists and one steal. at USF (12/6): Posted 17 points, going 5-for-10 from the field...Dropped three three-pointers...Went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe...Dished out three assists and had one steal. Youngstown State (12/8): Notched three three-pointers on her way to 13 points...Handed out two helpers and grabbed one rebound. at St. Bonaventure (12/12): Made five field goals and five free throws, while dropping two treys for 17 points...Had four rebounds...Added two assists and a team-high three steals. Sacred Heart (12/20): Scored a team-best and a season-high 23 points with seven field goals and eight free throws...Tallied five rebounds...Had five assist and tied a team-high three steals. Northwestern (12/31): Scored two points and one rebound...Had one assist. at Minnesota (1/3): Notched a team-best 30 points, making her the first player since Maggie Lucas to post a 30-point game, Feb. 13, 2014...Went 7-for-11 from beyond the arc...Pulled down three rebounds...Had two assists. Michigan State (1/7): Made one free throw and pulled down two rebounds in 21 minutes of action. at Wisconsin (1/10): Made nine field goals and drained three three-pointers for a team-high 21 points...Grabbed five rebounds, including three offensive boards...Tied a team-high three assists and notched a team-best three steals. Nebraska (1/13): Had two three-pointers and two jump shots for 10 points...Was one-of-five players to reach double-digit scoring for the second time this season...Pulled down one rebound...Had a team-high five assists...Nabbed one steal. Michigan (1/17): Dropped five three-pointers on nine attempts for 17 points...Also pulled down two rebounds and had one steal. at Iowa (1/20): Tied a team-high 16 points...Dished out a team-best eight helpers...Also had six rebounds and two steals...Went a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. at Illinois (1/23): Knocked down three three-pointers for nine points...Had a team-high three helpers and notched one steal...Grabbed two defensive rebounds. Maryland (1/27): Scored a team-high 14 points with two three-pointers...Added two assists and two rebounds. Purdue (1/30): Was one of five players to notch double-digit scoring with 15 points...Went 5-for-5 from the charity stripe...Had four rebounds, two assists and two steals. at Nebraska (2/2): Went .500 from the field, going 5-for-10...Drained four three-pointers on six attempts...Pulled down three rebounds...Added three assists. Rutgers (2/7): Brought down a team-best nine rebounds...Scored 13 points and added three assists...Also had a team-high three steals. at Michigan State (2/11): Tied a team-best seven rebounds and four assists...Scored five points. Ohio State (2/14): Notched a team-best 21 points with four three-pointers...Also had one free throw...Pulled down three rebounds...Notched one assist. at Northwestern (2/17): Went 7-for-11 from the field, including going 4-for-5 from beyond the arc to score a team-high 18 points...Pulled down seven rebounds...Also had four assists, three steals and one block. at Michigan (2/20): Notched 14 points for the Blue and White with two three-pointers...Grabbed three rebounds...Also had a team-best two assists. Iowa (2/24): Notched 18 points with four three-pointers...Went 5-for-8 from the floor and 4-for-4 from the free throw line...Also had four assists, two steals and one rebound. at Indiana (2/27): Notched eight points with two free throws...Had two rebounds...Added one steal. vs. Illinois (3/2): Scored 12 points with three three-pointers...Added five rebounds and three assists. vs. Purdue (3/3): Finished with 10 points, including two three-pointers...Added three rebounds, one blocked shot and one steal.
Awards: Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week once: Dec. 30...Among a school-record seven Lady Lions to earn Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in 29 games with 17 starts... Selected as a team tri-captain...Led the team in scoring (13.2), total points (384), field goals made (144) and three point field goals made (37)... Reached the 100 career point plateau in just her eighth career game (Wagner, 12/7) and moved past the 200 career point mark in her 13th career contest (at Michigan; 1/1)...Scored her 300th career point on a three-pointer at Rutgers (2/1) in just her 21st career game. Rankings: Ranked 27th in the Big Ten in scoring (13.2 ppg). Towson (11/14): Poured in a team-high 17 points in her collegiate debut in the Preseason WNIT...Added five rebounds and four assists. Albany (11/16): Led the Lady Lions in scoring for the second straight game with 14 points in the Preseason WNIT, marking the first time a freshman was the team’s leading scorer in two straight games since Maggie Lucas did so vs. Minnesota (1/13/11) and vs. Illinois (1/16/11) in 2010-11. Seton Hall (11/22): Chipped in 12 points and three steals in the Preseason WNIT. St. Bonaventure (11/25): Reached double figures with 13 points to go along with five assists and two steals. vs. Liberty (11/28): Scored a team-best 17 points with three assists and two steals. vs. Samford (11/30): Reached double figures with 10 points, adding five assists and three steals in 41 minutes of action. at Syracuse (12/4): Netted 11 points in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, adding three assists and three rebounds. Wagner (12/7): Tallied 22 points for her eighth straight double-figure scoring game, pushing her over the 100 career point mark. at Hartford (12/10): Scored five points and handed out four assists. Rider (12/14): Posted her second career 20-point game with 23 tallies on a career-best 11 made field goals to go along with five rebounds and five assists. vs. USF (12/14): Tied her career-high with 11 made field goals on her way to a then-career-best 28 points. at Iowa (12/28): Notched her third straight 20-point game with 22 points in the Big Ten opener...Added five rebounds and four assists to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week. at Michigan (1/1): Led the team with 15 points, making 6-of-12 shots from the field. Illinois (1/4): Paced the team with 20 points and added four assists and six rebounds. at Wisconsin (1/6): Scored a team-high 13 points and added four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Rutgers (1/10): Poured in 18 points with two rebounds and two assists. Indiana (1/22): Scored 11 points off the bench. Northwestern (1/25): Scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds off the bench. at Minnesota (1/28): Tied for the team-high with 16 points and handed out five assists. at Rutgers (2/1): Moved past the 300 career point mark with team-high 16 points...Added three assists. Maryland (2/5): Scored a team-high 18 points...Added two rebounds and two assists. at Purdue (2/8): Notched her 20th double-figure scoring game of the season with 16 points to move into the top-10 on the Penn State freshman scoring list. Michigan State (2/11): Scored 13 points and added a then-career-high seven rebounds and seven assists. at Maryland (2/23): Chipped in eight points, five assists and two steals. vs. Indiana (3/4): Had three points, two assists and one steal in the Big Ten Tournament opener.
Missed the season due to injury (knee) suffered in the preseason...Selected as the team’s Robin Lombard Award winner, given in recognition of those qualities which exemplify the true spirit of Lady Lion Basketball.
Ranked as the 22nd-best player by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and 88th-rated player by Blue Star Basketball...Averaged 15.9 points, 5.3 assists and 2.4 steals with an 80% free throw percentage as a senior...Guided Good Counsel to a 25-5 overall record and 16-3 mark in league play...The Falcons also advanced to the WCAC Championship game for the seventh time in nine years...Had 30 points, including a 13-for-16 effort from the free throw line, in the WCAC Championship game...Nominee for McDonald’s All-America and Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year...Selected to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) All-League first team, the Montgomery Gazette All-Gazette first team and Washington Post All-Met first team as a senior...Led Good Counsel, to the 2012 WCAC Championship and became the first team in league history to finish with an undefeated record (18-0)...Averaged 15.0 points, 5.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.0 rebounds as a junior en route to first team All-WCAC honors...Was also a first team All-Gazette, All-Sentinel and All-DCSportsfan selection and was a second team All-Met honoree in 2011-12...Participated in USA Basketball’s U16 Trials in May 2011...Played her AAU ball for the Maryland Lady Terps.
Full name is Lindsey Margelle Spann...Daughter of Patricia and Samuel Spann...Has one younger brother, Tyler...Majoring in advertising & public relations...Born December 11, 1995 in Silver Spring, Md.