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Jan. 9, 2018

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10-7, 1-3 B1G 13-4, 2-2 B1G

Wednesday, January 10 | 7 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center | University Park, Pa.

Game Notes: Penn State | Minnesota
Statistics: Penn State | Minnesota
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State women's basketball team hosts Minnesota on Wednesday, Jan. 10 inside the Bryce Jordan Center. The Big Ten contest between the Lady Lions (10-7, 1-3 B1G) and Golden Gophers (13-4, 2-2 B1G) will tip off at 7 p.m. and be available via BTN2go and on

// Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 Penn State women's basketball season are still available . For information or to purchase tickets visit, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 9 a.m-4:30 p.m.

Gameday Promotions
// Coquese's Drive Thank You Game
// Wildcard Wednesday - giveaways and freebies all night for some lucky fans in attendance
// Post-Game Autograph Session: Kamaria McDaniel and Siyeh Frazier

Follow Along
// Fans can follow along with Penn State's home contest vs. Minnesota on Twitter and Instagram (@PennStateWBB), or via live audio, live stats and live video with the links to the right.

Series Quick Facts
// Penn State and Minnesota will meet for the 45th time in program history on Wednesday in the first of two meetings this season. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The two teams split meetings last season, with the Lady Lions winning a 77-66 contest during the regular season and the Golden Gophers grabbing a 70-64 victory in the Big Ten Tournament.
// Penn State is 6-2 all-time on Jan. 10, including a victory over Minnesota in 2000, with its last four games played on this date coming inside the Bryce Jordan Center. MORE ON PAGE 5

Opening Tips
Penn State faced its toughest start to a conference season in program history, facing three ranked foes in its first four games to start the B1G slate. 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
Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter scored a career-best 26 points vs. Indiana on Jan. 3 for her fourth 20-point game of the season and fifth of her career. MORE ON PAGE 5, 8 & 28
Freshman Alisia Smith continues to make an impact over the last four games, netting double-double at American and chipping in 10 points and seven boards against Indiana. MORE ON PAGE 9, 10 & 26
Junior Teniya Page poured in 24 points at Rutgers to move up two spots on the career scoring charts and is knocking on the door of the top-20 all-time at Penn State. MORE ON PAGE 7, 8 & 34
Penn State currently ranks among the NCAA top-10 in free throws attempted and free throws made. MORE ON PAGE 12 & 21
The Lady Lions closed out a four-game true road game swing at Michigan on Dec. 28, a stretch that is tied for the sixth-longest in program history and longest since 2006-07. MORE ON PAGE 13
Head coach Coquese Washington is looking for her 200th career victory, entering the game with 191 career wins. 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

Scouting the Golden Gophers
// Minnesota is going score points, sitting No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 9 nationally in points per game at 85.9 tallies per game. However, the Gophers will also let in their fair share of points, surrendering a league-worst 71.2 points per game, an average that is No. 293 in the NCAA.
// While the Gophers are giving up a good amount of the defensive end, it is not because of lost possessions. Minnesota is No. 2 in the B1G and No. 28 nationally in turnovers per game (12.9).
// Kanisha Bell has the Gophers offense moving at an efficient clip and is the only NCAA Division 1 student-athlete ranked in the top-20 nationally in points (20.9) and assists (6.5) per game.
// Three others are in double-figures per game this season for Minnesota, with Carlie Wagner ranking second on the team with 17.5 points per game in 17 starts
// Destiny Pitts is adding 13.1 points and a team-best 7.9 rebounds, while Gadiva Hubbard is chipping in 12.9 points and has handed out 63 assists.

Last Five Games
// Penn State is 1-4 over its last five games, including a 1-3 mark in Big Ten play, with its lone win a home victory over Indiana on Jan. 3.
// During this five-game stretch, the Lady Lions are minus-7.0 in scoring margin, minus-3.0 in rebound margin, and minus-0.6 in turnover margin.
// Penn State is making 17.4 free throws per game during that stretch, helping boost its NCAA top-10 and Big Ten leading total.
// The opposition is handing out 17.0 assists per game over the last five games, compared to 10.4 for PSU, which has helped the opposition shoot 40.8 percent from the floor to Penn State's 38.5 percent.
// The Lady Lions are forcing turnovers thanks to an aggressive style that has led to 7.4 steals over the last five games. Of the 15.4 turnovers forced per game by Penn State nearly half of those have come off the steal, leading to 68 points off of turnovers.
// Amari Carter is pacing the team with 17.0 points per game and leads the team with 14 steals. She is also hitting 90 percent of her free throws over the last five games.
// Alisia Smith is pacing the team with a 50 percent clip from the floor, while also shooting 81.8 percent from the free throw stripe and hauling in 6.0 rebounds per game.
// Teniya Page (16.2 ppg) and Jaida Travascio-Green (12.8 ppg) are the other two Lady Lions in double-figures over the last five games.
// Page also leads the team with 14 assists.
// De'Janae Boykin is pulling down a team-best 8.2 boards per game over the last five contests, adding 11 assists and 5.8 points.

Last Meeting -- vs. Minnesota 70, Penn State 64 (March 2, 2017 -- Big Ten Tournament)
// With her first basket of the game, Teniya Page joined the exclusive 1,000-point club in just her sophomore season.
// The Chicago, Ill. native, became just the fourth Penn State sophomore to reach 1,000 points. She joined a club that includes Kelly Mazzante, Maggie Lucas and Susan Robinson -- all who reached 2,000 points for their careers.
// Page set a Penn State Big Ten Tournament record with 35 tallies. Her 35 points bested Mazzante's 34 points against Wisconsin on March 3, 2002
// Furthermore, the 35 points are tied for the third-most points ever scored in a Big Ten Tournament game in the history of the event and are also the most scored by a player in a losing effort in Big Ten Tournament history.
// Page moved up two spots on the career scoring charts, passing Helen Holloway (1,022, 1991-94) and Rashana Barnes (1,24, 1999-2002), and was seated at No. 36 with 1,033 career points.
// Furthermore, Page's 35 points marked her fifth career 30-point game, a total that ranks No. 4 all-time at Penn State. It was her fourth such effort in 2016-17, the most since Mazzante accounted for nine 30-point contests in 2002-03.
// Sierra Moore posted her first double-double of the season and fourth of her career with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
// Amari Carter handed out five assists to move into a tie for No. 6 on the freshman season assists charts with Alex Bentley. Carter now has 125 helpers, equaling Bentley's total from the 2009-10 campaign.
// Penn State fell to 26-21 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament, including a 2-1 mark vs. Minnesota.
// Penn State set a school standard for rebounds in a Big Ten Tournament game with 50 caroms.
// Of Those 50 boards, an equal amount came on the offensive and defensive glass. The 25 offensive rebounds are the most in a game since grabbing 29 offensive rebounds against Ohio State on Feb. 20, 2012.

Complete notes packet available by clicking here.




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