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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State women’s basketball program will hit the road for a Big Ten showdown at Purdue on Sunday (Jan. 28). The Lady Lions (13-8, 4-4 B1G) will face the Boilermakers (13-8, 3-4 B1G) on the Big Ten Network inside Mackey Arena at Noon.
Fans can follow along with Penn State’s contest at Purdue 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 Purdue will meet for the 51st time in program history, with the Boilermakers owning a 30-20 edge. MORE ON PAGE 4
// This will mark the only meeting this season, as the two teams have split the last five meetings.
// Penn State and Purdue met twice last season, with each team winning on its home floor, including a 79-73 PSU win on Feb. 11, 2017.
// Penn State is 7-3 all-time on Jan. 28, with a 2-3 record in Big Ten play and a 3-3 mark on the road. MORE ON PAGE 3
// Junior Teniya Page poured in 31 points vs. Rutgers on Jan. 18 to mark the sixth 30-point game of her career and write her name in some elite company, again, in Penn State history. MORE ON PAGE 5 & 36
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter scored 21 points at Wisconsin on Jan. 14 for her fifth 20-point game of the season and sixth of her career, accounting for at least 45 percent of Penn State's offense for the sixth time this season. MORE ON PAGE 3, 8 & 30
// 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
// 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
// Penn State currently ranks among the NCAA top-20 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 194 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
// The Boilermakers enter Sunday's contest with a 13-8 overall mark and a 4-3 record in the Big Ten. The Boilers are 3-0 at home in Big Ten play and own a six-game winning streak inside Mackey Arena entering the contest.
// Ae'Rianna Harris enters the weekend ranked No. 11 nationally and No. 2 in the Big Ten with 3.14 blocked shots per game. In her career, she has swatted 141 shots, which is among the career leaders at Purdue.
// Harris is also a force on the glass, leading Purdue with 8.4 boards per game to rank No. 8 in the Big Ten. She has led the Boilermakers in rebounding 17 times this season and has six double-double efforts.
// It has been a balanced offensive attack for Purdue this season, as Andreona Keys leads the team with 13.6 points and has led the team in scoring on eight occasions.
// Harris (five games), Dominique Oden (four games), Karissa McLaughlin (three games) and Lamina Cooper (two games) have also led the Boilermakers in scoring this season.
// McLaughlin and Oden lead the charge from 3-point range hitting 38 and 39 triples, respectively.
Last Five Games
// Penn State is 3-2 over its last five games, winning three-straight contests entering Sunday's match up at Purdue. The Lady Lions have wins at Wisconsin, vs. Rutgers and Illinois in that stretch.
// Looking at the three main statistical categories, Penn State is minus-1.2 in scoring margin - largely due to a 20-point loss to Minnesota - is plus-1.2 in rebounding margin, while owning a plus-2.4 edge in turnover margin.
// During this five game stretch, Penn State has seen four of those games decided by nine-or-fewer points, with the only outlier the 91-71 loss to the Golden Gophers.
// Junior Teniya Page is pouring in 21.6 points per game on 42.7 percent shooting (32-of-75) from the field and 83.8 percent shooting (31-of-37) from the free throw stripe.
// Page also leads the team with 15 assists (3.0 apg) during that stretch.
// The last five games - all starts - for Page also includes a season-high 34-point effort in a victory over No. 25/21 Rutgers, a total that is the second-highest of her career.
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter ranks second on the team with 14.8 points per game during the five-game stretch, including a 21-point effort at Wisconsin.
// Carter leads the team with 15 steals (3.0 spg) over the last five games and has connected on all 11 free throw attempts.
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green is averaging 12.2 points per game, hitting a team-best 14 3-pointers on 42 attempts (33.3%).
// Junior De'Janae Boykin has three double-digit rebound games over the last five contests and owns an 8.8 rebounds per game average.
Last Meeting – at Penn State 79, Purdue 73 (Feb. 11, 2017)
// Jaida Travascio-Green moved into No. 5 on the freshman 3-pointers made charts with her 39th and 40th makes of the year, passing Tyra Grant (39, 2006-06).
// Teniya Page produced her ninth-straight double-digit scoring game and 47th of her career with 24 points.
// The 24 points marked her 11th 20-point game of 2016-17 – second-straight – and 17th of her career at that point.
// With 24 points versus Purdue, Page passed Carla Coleman (921, 1992-95) for No. 40 on the career scoring charts.
// Page added to her accomplishments, as she also passes Lynn Dougherty (219, 1989-92) for No. 24 on the career assist charts.
// Kaliyah Mitchell posted her third double-double of 2016-17 and 10th of her career with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
// With her 10 rebounds, Mitchell passed Maren Walseth (645, 1998-2001) and Jess Brungo (649, 2001-04) to move into No. 18 at the time on the all-time rebound charts.
// Peyton Whitted posted her sixth double-digit scoring game 2016-17 with 11 points.
// Sierra Moore was one-of-four Lady Lions to reach double-digits, scoring 13 points.
// Moore scored her 600th points while wearing the Blue and White.
// The three seniors, Moore, Mitchell and Whitted, combined to score 34 points in their Senior Day game.
// Penn State committed a school-record-tying six turnovers vs. Purdue, marking the seventh time in school history – and third time in the last two season – the team committed just six missteps in the game.
// Penn State made 27-of-34 free throws in the game, both season highs and the most since hitting 27-of-35 vs. Ohio State on March 7, 2014 in the Big Ten Tournament.
// The 27 made free throws are the most in a regular season game since Jan. 9, 2014 at Illinois, when the Lady Lions made 29-of-39 shots from the charity stripe.
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