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Feb. 10, 2018

14-11, 5-7 B1G 18-6, 7-4 B1G

Sunday, February 11 | 4 p.m. ET
Williams Arena | Minneapolis

TV: Big Ten Network
Lisa Byington & Shelley Till
Game Notes: Penn State | Minnesota
Statistics: Penn State | Minnesota
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State women’s basketball program closes out a four-day road trip at Minnesota on Sunday (Feb. 11) afternoon on the Big Ten Network. The Lady Lions (14-11, 5-7 B1G) and Golden Gophers (18-6, 7-4 B1G) square off on national television inside Williams Arena at 4 p.m. ET with Lisa Byington and Shelley Till on the call.

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Series Quick Facts
// Penn State and Minnesota will meet for the 46th time in program history on Sunday in the second of two meetings this season. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The two teams split meetings last season, with the Lady Lions winning a 77-66 contest during the regular season and the Golden Gophers grabbing a 70-64 victory in the Big Ten Tournament.
// Penn State is 4-6 all-time on Feb. 11, including a 59-52 loss to Minnesota at the Bryce Jordan Center in 2010. MORE ON PAGE 5

Opening Tips
// Penn State currently ranks among the NCAA top-25 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 67 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 2-3 over its last five games, with wins over Illinois and Michigan State, all coming at home.
// Looking at the three main statistical categories, Penn State is minus-5.0 in scoring margin, a minus-4.8 in rebounding margin, while owning a plus-5.4 edge in turnover margin.
// The Lady Lions have 42 steals (8.4 spg) over the last five games, including three games with 10-plus swipes.
// The 42 steals have helped Penn State force 78 turnovers (15.6 tpg) during that stretch, including back-to-back 20-turnover games vs. Michigan State and at Minnesota.
// Junior Teniya Page is pouring in 19.0 points per game, reaching double-figures in each contest, to go along with 4.2 rebounds per game and a team-best-tying 3.6 assists per game.
// Page is 37-of-40 from the free throw stripe over that stretch (92.5%) averaging 7.4 makes and 8.0 attempts per game.
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green has scored in double-figures in each game during that stretch and ranks second on the team with 13.0 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 12 steals (2.4 spg) to go along with a team-high-tying 18 assists (3.6 apg).
// Carter is adding 12.6 points over the last five games, adding 3.6 rebounds.
// Redshirt-sophomore De'Janae Boykin paces the team in rebounds per game (5.6), while junior Jaylen Williams has added a team-best six blocked shots in that stretch.

Scouting Minnesota
// Minnesota enters the meeting with an 18-6 overall mark and 7-4 record in Big Ten play to sit tied for No. 5 in the conference with Purdue.
// The Golden Gophers are among the nation's top scoring offense, sitting No. 5 nationally, which is No. 2 in the Big Ten, at 84.2 points per game.
// Minnesota crashes the glass, as well, ranking No. 13 in Division I and No. 2 in the Big Ten with 43.8 rebounds per game.
// The Gophers are making a Big Ten-best 8.9 3-pointers per game, which sits No. 18 nationally. That is bolstered by a 37.3 percent shooting percentage from distance, which ranks 25 nationally and No .3 in the conference.
// Kenisha Bell is the only Division I student-athlete to average better than 20.0 points and 6.0 assists per game this season. She enters at 20.0 points and 6.5 assists.
// Bell is battling with Penn State's Amari Carter for the most steals in the Big Ten, leading the per-game category with 2.71 swipes per game.
// Carlie Wagner is hitting 2.92 3-pointers per game to help her 17.5 points per game.
// Destiny Pitts and Gadiva Hubbard are both averaging in double-figures at 12.9 and 12.8 points per game, respectively.
// Pitts also leads the team in the rebounding at 7.4 points per game

Last Meeting – Minnesota 91, at Penn State 71 (Jan. 10, 2018)
// Teniya Page scored 21 points for her sixth 20-point game this season and 26th of her career to that point.
// Page moved her career points total to 1,312, pushing her up two spots on the Penn State career chart, passing Helen Darling (1,294; 1997-2000) and Kathy Phillips (1,295; 1989-92) to take over the No. 19 spot.
// With three makes from the 3-point range, Page passed Jess Brungo (117; 2001-04) and equaled Tanya Garner (118; 1988-91) for No. 11 on the Penn State career charts with 118 3-point field goals made.
// Amari Carter scored 13 points for her sixth-straight double-figure scoring game, her 15th of the season and 24th of her career to that point.
// With her five assist of the night, Carter moved her career total to 204, moving up four spots on the Penn State career assists chart, tying Tyra Grant (204; 2007-10) at No. 29. She passed Maren Walseth (200; 1997-2000), Tiffany Chill (200; 1986-89) and Susan Robinson (201; 1989-92) in the game.
// Carter collected four steals vs. Minnesota, giving her three-straight games with four swipes.
// De'Janae Boykin registered 10 points to mark her fourth time in double-figures in 2017-18 and sixth of her career.
// Jaylen Williams moved up two spots on the career blocks chart with a pair of rejections to push her total to 48 and tie her with Julia Trogele (48; 2007-11) at the No. 24 spot. She passed Jaquelynn Shook (47; 2001-02) in the game.
// The Lady Lions committed a season-low six fouls. It is the second time this season that they have recorded less than 10 fouls in an entire game (vs. Manhattan, 9; 12/3/17).
// Penn State outscored Minnesota, 25-16, in points off turnovers.

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