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Lady Lion Gameday: Michigan State

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Feb. 2, 2018


PENN STATE vs. MICHIGAN STATE
13-10, 4-6 B1G 14-9, 4-6 B1G

Sunday, February 4 | 2 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center | University Park, Pa.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State women's basketball will return to the Bryce Jordan Center for a Super Bowl Sunday matchup with Michigan State on Sunday, Feb. 4. The Big Ten contest between the Lady Lions (13-10, 4-6 B1G) and Spartans (14-9, 4-6 B1G) will tip off at 2 p.m. and be available via BTN2go and on GoPSUsports.com.

Tickets
// Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 Penn State women's basketball season are still available . For information or to purchase tickets visit GoPSUsports.com, 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
// National Girls and Women in Sports Day
// NGWSD Pre-Game Clinic
// Super Bowl Sunday - wear your team's jersey to the game!
// Alumni Day
// Scout Day
// Post-Game Autograph Session: Full Team Autographs.

Follow Along
// Fans can follow along with Penn State's home contest vs. Michigan 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 Michigan State will meet for the 46th time in program history, with the Lady Lions owning a 28-17 edge. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The two teams will for the only time in the regular season, with the two team's also meeting just once last season in East Lansing.
// Michigan State claimed a 73-64 decision last season on Feb. 22 and the two teams have split the last eight meetings.
// Penn State is 10-5 when playing on Feb. 4 and own a 17-9 record all-time when playing on Super Bowl Sunday. MORE ON PAGE 3 & 15

Opening Tips
// 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 60 steals and is No. 2 with 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-20 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

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 to start that stretch, before dropping back-to-back road games at Purdue and at No. 17/18 Ohio State.
// Looking at the three main statistical categories, Penn State is minus-5.2 in scoring margin - largely due to a 30-point loss at Ohio State - is minus-0.2 in rebounding margin, while owning a plus-2.6 edge in turnover margin.
// Junior Teniya Page is pouring in 20.2 points per game, reaching double-figures in each contest, to go along with a team-best 3.0 assists per game.
// Page is 33-of-38 from the free throw stripe over that stretch (86.8%) averaging 6.6 makes and 7.6 attempts per game.
// 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.
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green has posted five-straight double-figure scoring games and ranks second on the team with 14.8 points per contest.
// Travascio-Green has hit 19 3-pointers in the last five games (3.8 mpg).
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter leads the team with 11 steals (2.2 spg) to go along with 13 assists (2.6 apg).
// Redshirt-sophomore De'Janae Boykin paces the team in rebounds per game (7.8), while junior Jaylen Williams has added a team-best five blocked shots in that stretch.

Scouting the Spartans
// Michigan State enters with a record of 14-9 overall and 4-6 in the Big Ten, including a conference road mark of 3-3.
// In Big Ten play, the Spartans four wins are all by 12-or-more points, while four of the six losses have come by six-or-less points.
// The Spartan offense is averaging 74.9 points per game, which sits No. 47 nationally and No. 6 in the Big Ten. That offense is predicated on ball movement, which has led to 415 assists on the season, which ranks No. 12 nationally and No. 2 in the Big Ten.
// The Michigan State lineup has just one player averaging 30 minutes per game, as Taryn McCutcheon sits at 30.9 minutes per contest. Seven Spartans are averaging better than 18 minutes per game.
// McCutcheon leads the team 5.5 assists per game, an average that sits No. 34 nationally and No. 3 in the Big Ten.
// True freshman Sidney Cooks lead the team in scoring and rebounding, pulling down 5.4 boards to go along with 11.0 points per game.
// Three other Spartans are scoring in double-figures this season, with Branndais Agee (10.6 ppg), Shay Colley (10.6 ppg) and Jenna Allen (10.4 ppg) all averaging better than 10 points per contest.
// With no player averaging over 5.4 rebounds per game, the Spartans rank No. 36 in rebounding average (42.0) with six players averaging more 4.0 boards per contest or better.

Last Meeting -- at Michigan State 73, Penn State 64 (Feb. 22, 2017)
// Teniya Page led all scorers with 23 points, passing Mag Strittmatter (975, 1975-78) in the game and moving her into No. 38 on Penn State's career scoring charts at that time.
// The 23 points marked the 12th 20-point game of the season for Page and the 18th career game topping the 20-point mark.
// Page also led the team with five assists.
// Page had reached double-figures in 11-straight games, with each contest including at least one 3-pointer.
// Sierra Moore poured in a season-high-tying 19 points, making 7-of-13 shots from the field and 5-of-7 free throws.
// The scoring output gave Moore double-figures in five-straight games and eight of her last 10 contests.
// Moore added nine rebounds to lead the team.
// Penn State committed only nine turnovers in the game, marking the eighth time in 2016-17 the team had 10-or-fewer turnovers.
// Making eight 3-pointers, Penn State posted its 11th game in 2016-17 with eight-or-more made triples.
// The eight makes from distance gave Penn State 170 for the season, which ranked No. 6 on the single season charts (PSU ended the year at No. 3 on the single-season list).

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