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UNIUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State women’s basketball program will cap a two-game road swing with a Big Ten contest at No. 17/18 Ohio State on Wednesday (Jan. 31) evening. The Lady Lions (13-9, 4-5 B1G) will face the Buckeyes (17-5, 6-3 B1G) inside Value City Arena at 7 p.m.
Fans can follow along with Penn State’s contest at Ohio State 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 Ohio State will meet for the 63rd time in program history, with the Lady Lions owning a 36-26 edge. MORE ON PAGE 4
// These two teams will meet twice this season, on Jan. 31 in Columbus and them on Feb. 25 in University Park, Pa. in Penn State's 12th annual Play4Kay Game benefiting Pink Zone.
// Ohio State won the lone meeting last season, claiming an 87-72 decision on Feb. 1, 2017 in Columbus.
// Penn State is 7-3 all-time on Jan. 31, with a 2-2 record in Big Ten play and a 6-1 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 & 38
// Page reached the 1,400-point mark for her career with 25 points at Purdue, making her the 17th Lady Lion in program history to reach the mark.
// 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 10 & 48
// Travascio-Green made her 100th career 3-pointer at Purdue on Jan. 28, making her the 16th Lady Lion to reach the century mark from distance. MORE ON PAGE 6, 10 & 48
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter leads the Big Ten with 59 steals and a 2.68 steals per game average. MORE ON PAGE 9
// 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 16
// Penn State currently ranks among the NCAA top-25 in free throws attempted and free throws made. MORE ON PAGE 14 & 25
// Head coach Coquese Washington is looking for her 200th career victory, entering the game with 194 career wins. MORE ON PAGE 10
// 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 15
Scouting Ohio State
// Ohio State enters the week as one of three Big Ten teams ranked in the top-25 with a 17-5 overall record and 6-3 mark in Big Ten play.
// The Buckeyes have faced eight ranked teams thus far in 2017-18, including three-straight from Jan. 16-25.
// Kelsey Mitchell continues to move her name into the conversation as one of the elite scorers in NCAA history, averaging 24.8 points per game to sit No. 2 nationally.
// Against Michigan State last week, Mitchell became the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer and currently sits seventh in NCAA history with 3,098 career points.
// Mitchell is averaging a career-best 4.3 assist per game and is No. 3 in the country with 81 3-pointers made.
// Stephanie Mavunga also ranks among the top performers in the NCAA this season, sitting No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 17 nationally in rebounding with 10.9 boards per game.
// Her 10 double-doubles are No. 3 in the B1G and No. 18 nationally.
// Linnae Harper sits No. 2 in the Big Ten with 57 steals this season, with 21 of those coming in B1G play.
Last Five Games
// Penn State is 3-2 over its last five games, winning three-straight contests from Jan. 14-23, topping Wisconsin, Rutgers and Illinois in that stretch.
// Looking at the three main statistical categories, Penn State is minus-3.2 in scoring margin - largely due to a 20-point loss to Minnesota - is minus-1.0 in rebounding margin, while owning a plus-5.4 edge in turnover margin.
// Junior Teniya Page is pouring in 21.8 points per game on 43.2 percent shooting (35-of-81) from the field and 87.5 percent shooting (28-of-32)from the free throw stripe.
// Page also leads the team with 17 assists (3.4 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 and sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green are tied for second on the team with 13.0 points per game each during the five-game stretch.
// Carter leads the team with 14 steals (2.9 spg) over the last five games and has 15 assists during that span.
// Travascio-Green has hit 15 3-pointers in the last five games (3.0 mpg).
// Junior De'Janae Boykin has a pair of double-digit rebound games over the last five contests and owns an 7.8 rebounds per game average.
Last Meeting – at No. 14/14 Ohio State 87, Penn State 72 (Feb. 1, 2017)
// Teniya Page scored a then-career-high 32 points for her fourth career 30-point game.
// Page tied her career best with six made 3-pointers.
// Page knocked down 10-of-10 shots from the free throw line in the game.
// Sierra Moore pulled down a team-best nine rebounds to go along with eight points.
// Moore also added four assists and two steals.
// Amari Carter handed out four assists and collected four steals.
// Carter pulled down seven rebounds and scored seven points in the game.
// With her four assists, Carter moved her season total to 100 helpers, moving her past Tanisha Wright (2001-02) and into a tie for No. 10 on the freshman assist charts with Tina Nicholson (1992-93).
// The Lady Lions owned the rebounding edge for the 18th time in 2016-17, pulling down 40 rebounds to Ohio State’s 38.
// Of the 40 PSU rebounds, 14 of them were offensive and led to 19 second chance points. That is the highest total in Big Ten play and second-highest of the season, behind 24 vs. Pittsburgh.
// Penn State made nine 3-pointers, giving the 2016-17 team 10 games with at least eight makes from distance.
// The 18 turnovers were the third most in a Big Ten game in 2016-17, behind 19 turnover efforts vs. Indiana (12/28) and at Rutgers (12/31) to open the conference slate.
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