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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -The Penn State women's basketball team hosts Indiana on Wednesday, Jan. 3 inside the Bryce Jordan Center. The Big Ten contest between the Lady Lions (9-6, 0-2 B1G) and Hoosiers (7-8, 0-2 B1G) will tip off at 7 p.m. and be available via BTN2go and on GoPSUsports.com.
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Series Quick Facts
// Penn State and Indiana will meet for the 46th time in program history, with all but one of those coming as B1G foes. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The Lady Lions own a 32-13 edge in the series all-time, including a 31-13 mark in Big Ten play vs. the Hoosiers, however, Indiana is on a current four-game winning streak.
// Indiana won both meetings last season, including a 89-70 decision in Happy Valley, with the serving as the lone meeting in 2017-18.
// Penn State is 7-3 all-time on Jan. 3, with six of those contests being B1G games, including each of the last two seasons. MORE ON PAGE 5
// Penn State faces its toughest start to a conference season since the 2004-05 season, which is the last time it faced two ranked foes to start B1G play. MORE ON PAGE 3
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green has rounded her game off this season and is more than just a 3-point specialist, as the sophomore has already eclipsed a pair of statistical marks from her rookie campaign. MORE ON PAGE 11 & 44
// Travascio-Green paced Penn State with a Big Ten personal-best 21 points vs. Maryland on New Year's Eve. The sophomore made five 3-pointers for the third time this season. MORE ON PAGE 11 & 44
// Freshman Alisia Smith posted her first career double-doubles at American on Dec. 20, scoring 10 points to go along with 10 rebounds. MORE ON PAGE 9, 10 & 26
// The Lady Lions closed out a four-game true road game swing at Michigan on Thursday, a stretch that is tied for the sixth-longest in program history and longest since 2006-07. MORE ON PAGE 12
// Head coach Coquese Washington is looking for her 200th career victory, entering the game with 190 career wins on the sidelines. MORE ON PAGE 13
// Penn State is one of 11 Division I programs to enter the 2017-18 season with zero seniors on its roster, including one of only two power five conference teams. MORE ON PAGE 13
// Penn State inked three prep standouts for the 2018-19 season, with Lauren Ebo, Karisma Ortiz and Bexley Wallace all singing National Letters of Intent on Nov. 8. MORE ON PAGE 13
Scouting the Hoosiers
// Indiana enters tonight's game on a two-game skid, falling to Michigan State at home and on the road at Ohio State and has lost four of its last five games.
// Senior Tyra Buss leads the Hoosier offense into Happy Valley with a 20.2 scoring average, having reached 20-plus points in three of her last five outings.
// Buss tallied 24 points in a loss at Ohio State, scored 20 at Yale and poured in 28 against Virginia on a neutral court.
// Along with leading the team in scoring, Buss is also pacing the Hoosiers in assists (4.4 apg) and steals (1.8 spg) this season, while averaging a NCAA-high 39.3 minutes per game.
// Senior Amanda Cahill paces the squad with 8.3 rebounds and is the team's second-leading scorer at 12.9 points per game.
// The Hoosiers are shooting an efficient 42 percent from the floor, while grabbing 32 percent of their missed shots (171 offensive rebounds). Indiana owns a plus 1.9 rebounding margin on the season.
Last Five Games
// Penn State is 1-4 over its last five games, with its lone victory coming at Pittsburgh on Dec. 20, 2017. The Lady Lions are on a current two-game skid, falling at No. 19/21 Michigan and at home against No. 15/14 Maryland.
// Over the last five games, Penn State has not be as efficient from 3-point range, hitting just 21-of-80 (26 percent) shots from distance, while the opposition is 37-of-117 (31 percent) from long range.
// The Lady Lions continue to clean up at the charity stripe, making 16.4 shots per game from the free throw line. As a team, Penn State is hitting 71.9 percent of its freebies.
// Along those lines, four Lady Lions have attempted and made double-digit free throws over the last five games. Teniya Page is 19-of-24, Alisia Smith is 15-of-19, Amari Carter is 17-of-22 and Siyeh Frazier is 12-of-18.
// Page leads Penn State with 18.4 points per game over the last five games, despite just nine points on New Year's Eve vs. Maryland. The junior also leads the team with 30 rebounds, 13 assists and 13 steals.
// Carter and Jaida Travascio-Green are also averaging in double-figures over the last five games. Carter is chipping in 11.6 points per contest, while Travscio-Green is at 11.0 points per game.
// The duo of De'Janae Boykin and Jaylen Williams are pacing the squad with 29 rebounds each, while blocking four and five shots, respectively, over the last five games.
Last Meeting -- at Indiana 72, Penn State 66 (Jan. 23, 2017)
// Teniya Page scored a game-high 22 points to account for her eighth 20-point game in 2016-17 and 14th of her career.
// Page made nine field goals, including a 3-of-6 mark from 3-point range.
// Sierra Moore logged her 11th double-figure scoring game of 2016-17 with 11 points to move past the 600-point mark for her career.
// On her 23rd birthday, Moore moved her career scoring total to 602 points.
// Moore tied with Peyton Whitted for team-high with six rebounds.
// Kaliyah Mitchell and Lindsey Spann each chipped in nine points off the bench.
// Mitchell logged three blocked shots on the night, moving her season total to 17, which was one shy of her career high.
// Spann added a team-best four assists, leading the team in that category for the third time in 2016-17 and 20th time in her career.
// With one make from 3-point range, Jaida Travascio-Green became just the eighth freshman in Penn State history to connect on 30 3-pointers as a rookie.
// Penn State only committed 10 turnovers in the game, marking the third-straight contest with 10-of-fewer turnovers.
// Penn State's bench outscored the Indiana reserves, 24-9, in the game to mark the 17th time in 20 games the PSU bench owned the edge in scoring.
// Penn State scored 13 points off of 12 Indiana turnovers, while the Hoosiers managed just three points off of the PSU missteps.
// Penn State owned the rebounding edge for the 14th time this season, owning a 10-4 record in those contests.
// With six blocked shots at Indiana, Penn State now has 21 blocked shots over the last three games.
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