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Feb. 7, 2018

14-10, 5-6 B1G 18-6, 6-5 B1G

Thursday, February 8 | 8 p.m. ET
Carver-Hawkeye Arena | Iowa City, Iowa

Game Notes: Penn State | Iowa
Statistics: Penn State | Iowa
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State women's basketball program will begin a two-game, four-day road trip at Iowa on Thursday (Feb. 8) evening. The Lady Lions (14-10, 5-6 B1G) will face the Hawkeyes (18-6, 6-5 B1G) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 8 p.m. ET.

Follow Along
Fans can follow along with Penn State's contest at Iowa 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 Iowa will meet for the 49th time in program history, with the Lady Lions owning a 29-19 edge. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The two teams will meet for the only time in the regular season, after meeting just once last season - a 71-58 Penn State victory.
// The Lady Lions have won three-straight meetings in the series and have enjoyed recent success, as well, winning 10 of the last 13 meetings.
// Penn State is 6-6 when playing on Feb. 8, with nine of those games coming on the road. MORE ON PAGE 3

Opening Tips
// Penn State currently ranks among the NCAA top-20 as a team in free throws attempted and free throws made, leading the Big Ten in both categories. MORE ON PAGE 14 & 25
// After another five-steal performance vs. Michigan State on Feb. 4, redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter continues to lead the Big Ten in steals with 60 on the season. MORE ON PAGE 9 & 32
// Junior Teniya Page moved into No. 16 on the career scoring charts at Penn State with 16 points vs. Michigan State on Feb. 4 and is in search of her 1,500th point as a Lady Lion. MORE ON PAGE 6 & 38
// Page poured in 34 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 6 & 38
// Sophomore Jaida 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
// 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
// Head coach Coquese Washington is looking for her 200th career victory, entering the game with 195 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 15

Last Five Games
// Penn State is 3-2 over its last five games, with wins over Rutgers, Illinois and Michigan State, all coming at home.
// Looking at the three main statistical categories, Penn State is minus-3.6 in scoring margin, a minus-3.4 in rebounding margin, while owning a plus-3.4 edge in turnover margin.
// Junior Teniya Page is pouring in 21.2 points per game, reaching double-figures in each contest, to go along with 4.2 rebounds per game and a team-best 3.2 assists per game.
// Page is 41-of-45 from the free throw stripe over that stretch (91.1%) averaging 8.2 makes and 9.0 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 scored in double-figures in each game during that stretch and ranks second on the team with 13.4 points per contest.
// Travascio-Green has hit 16 3-pointers in the last five games (3.2 mpg).
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter leads the team with 15 steals (3.0 spg) to go along with 15 assists (3.0 apg).
// Carter is adding 11.4 points over the last five games, adding 3.6 rebounds.
// Redshirt-sophomore De'Janae Boykin paces the team in rebounds per game (7.4), while junior Jaylen Williams has added a team-best six blocked shots in that stretch.

Scouting Iowa
// Iowa enters the contest with an 18-6 overall record and 6-5 mark in Big Ten play, while riding a two-game winning streak.
// The Hawkeyes were ranked among the top-25 from Dec. 11-Jan. 29 only falling out of the polls after losing five of seven games during a tough stretch in Big Ten play.
// Junior Megan Gustafson is one of two Division I student-athletes averaging 20.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game, leading the team in scoring (24.5 ppg), rebounding (12.6 rpg) and blocked shots (55) this season.
// Her 48 double-doubles are an Iowa basketball record (men's or women's) and include 22 double-doubles this season in 24 games. She has reached double-figures in the scoring column in all 24 games, not reaching 10 rebounds vs. Florida State (9) on Nov. 29 and vs. Ohio State (5) on Jan. 25.
// Kathleen Doyle controls the Hawkeye offense and has handed out 147 assists on the year to lead the Big Ten and rank No. 10 nationally at 6.7 assists per game.
// Doyle herself has four double-doubles this season, all of the points-assist variety, with all of them coming in Big Ten play.
// As a team, Iowa leads the NCAA with 519 assists on the season and its per game average of 21.6 assists ranks No. 3 in the NCAA .

Last Meeting -- at Penn State 71, Iowa 58 (Jan. 3, 2017)
// Jaida Travascio-Green made her first career start and led the team in scoring for the second time in her career with 16 points.
// Travascio-Green netted a then career-high-tying five 3-pointers on 10 attempts.
// Kaliyah Mitchell scored six points to move her career total to 801 points in 108 games played.
// Amari Carter scored 13 points and pulled down a then-career-best eight rebounds
// She also handed out six assists, her eighth game in 2016-17 with five-or-more assists.
// Teniya Page reached double-figures for the ninth-straight game with 11 points.
// Sierra Moore added 10 points for her eighth double-figure scoring game in 2016-17 off the bench.
// De'Janae Boykin corralled a career-high three steals.
// The Lady Lions used its fourth different starting lineup of 2016-17 vs. Iowa; starting Amari Carter, Kaliyah Mitchell, Teniya Page, Jaida Travascio-Green and Ashanti Thomas.
// It was the second straight game Penn State used a different starting lineup.
// Penn State held Iowa to 58 points which was the second-lowest output of the 2016-18 campaign for the Hawkeyes.
// The Lady Lions turned the 18 Iowa turnovers into 22 points, the 10th time in 2016-17 they scored 20-plus points off of turnovers.

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