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Jan. 13, 2018

10-8, 1-4 B1G 7-11, 0-5 B1G

Sunday, January 14 | 2 p.m.
Kohl Center | Madison, Wis.

TV: Big Ten Network
Lisa Byington & Vera Jones

Game Notes: Penn State | Wisconsin
Statistics: Penn State | Wisconsin
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State women's basketball program will hit the road for a Big Ten tilt at Wisconsin on Sunday (Jan. 14). The Lady Lions (10-8, 1-4 B1G) will face the Badgers (7-11, 0-5 B1G) inside the Kohl Center at 2:30 p.m. with the game being broadcast on the Big Ten Network.

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Fans can follow along with Penn State's contest at Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin will meet for the 45th time in program history on Wednesday and the only meeting of the 2017-18 campaign. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The Lady Lions are looking to snap a three-game losing streak in Madison that dates back to the 2013 campaign. The last Penn State win at the Kohl Center came on Jan. 2, 2012, 82-49.
// Penn State is 10-0 all-time on Jan. 14, including 3-0 all-time on the road on that date. 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 14
// 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 & 46
// 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 3, 8 & 30
// 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 21 points against Minnesota to move up two spots on the career scoring charts and into top-20 all-time at Penn State. MORE ON PAGE 5 & 36
// Penn State currently ranks among the NCAA top-10 in free throws attempted and free throws made. MORE ON PAGE 12 & 23
// 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 Wisconsin
// Wisconsin is in the midst of a six-game losing streak and enters the contest at 7-11 overall and 0-5 in Big Ten play. The Badgers started the year 7-5, before going on the six-game skid.
// Like Penn State, the conference schedule has featured three ranked teams, however the Badgers have played all three of their ranked foes at home.
// Cayla McMorris leads the team in scoring at 13.6 points per game after pacing the team in the same category during each of the last two seasons.
// While McMorris leads the team in scoring on the season, the Badgers have seen added production from Courtney Fredrickson during Big Ten play, as she paces the squad with 10.6 points per game in B1G contests.
// In the national rankings, Suzanne Gilreath is among the top 3-point shooters in the NCAA, sitting No. 60 nationally and No. 8 in the Big Ten with 42 makes from distance this season.
// The two programs have one common opponent, with each defeating Pittsburgh, as the Badgers won 58-57 in the Steel City on Nov. 29 in the B1G/ACC Shootout.

Last Five Games
// Penn State is 1-4 over its last five games, all coming 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-9.2 in scoring margin and minus-7.8 in rebound margin, but own a plus 1.8 mark in turnover margin.
// Penn State is making 15.0 free throws per game during that stretch, helping boost its NCAA top-10 and Big Ten leading total.
// Penn State has made 122 field goals, including 28 3-pointers, over the last five games, while the opposition has 145 makes from the field and 43 3-pointers during that stretch.
// The Lady Lions are forcing turnovers thanks to an aggressive style that has led to 8.2 steals over the last five games. Of the 17.4 turnovers forced per game by Penn State nearly half of those have come off the steal, leading to 0100 points off of turnovers.
// Amari Carter is pacing the team with 17.6 points per game and leads the team with 17 steals. She is also hitting 89 percent of her free throws over the last five games.
// Teniya Page (16.6 ppg) and Jaida Travascio-Green (11.6 ppg) are the other two Lady Lions in double-figures over the last five games.
// De'Janae Boykin is pulling down a team-best 8.0 boards per game over the last five contests, adding 11 assists and 7.0 points.

Last Meeting - at Penn State 76, Wisconsin 46 (Jan. 16, 2017)
// Lindsey Spann moved to No. 37 all-time in scoring for the Lady Lions after her 17 points moved her career total to 991 points.
// Kaliyah Mitchell surpassed the 600 rebound mark with the first of her game-high nine boards on the evening.
// Siyeh Frazier hit her first career 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.
// Teniya Page's 11 points marked her 40th career game scoring double figures.
// Jaida Travascio-Green scored 10 points for her third career double-digit scoring game.
// Sierra Moore scored 10 points for her 10th double-digit of 2016-17 season and 32nd of her career.
// Amari Carter posted her 11th game of 2016-17 with at least five assists and two-or-fewer turnovers.
// Carter tied for game-high with five assists and did not turn the ball over in the game.
// The last time Penn State defeated a Big Ten team by 30-or-more points was on Jan. 26, 2014 vs. Minnesota (83-53).
// Penn State improved to 9-1 inside the Bryce Jordan Center in 2016-17.
// Penn State blocked a season-high eight shots against the Badgers.
// The last time Penn State had 10-or-fewer turnovers was against Marshall, Dec. 3, 2016.
// It's six turnovers tied the Penn State record as it last turned the ball over just six times at Nebraska, Feb. 2, 2016.
// It marks the sixth time that Penn State has turned the ball over just six times in a game in program history.
// Penn State notched 36 bench points against the Badgers which ranks second in the 2016-17 campaign (39 - vs. Georgia State).
// The Lady Lions scored 23 fast break points to Wisconsin's six.

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