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Feb. 25, 2017

PENN STATE hosts MICHIGAN
 
18-9 (8-7 B1G) 22-7 (11-4 B1G)

Sunday, Feb. 26 | 2 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center | University Park, Pa.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -The final game of the regular season has arrived and the Penn State women's basketball team will host Michigan in the 11th annual Play4Kay benefiting Pink Zone game on Sunday, Feb. 26 inside the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions and Wolverines tipoff at 2 p.m. on the Big Ten Network and tickets are still available by calling 1-800-NITTANY.

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Follow Along

  • Fans can follow along with Sunday's game on Twitter (@PennStateWBB), or via live stats, live video or live audio with the links to the right.

Inside the PDF

  • Sophomore Teniya Page has already accomplished a lot in her first 57 games in the Blue and White, while sitting on the precipice of a pair of major career achievements. MORE ON PAGE 7, 8, 9 & 38
  • The trio of Teniya Page, Jaida Travascio-Green and Lindsey Spann look to become the second trio of teammates to hit 40-plus shots from 3-point range in the same season. MORE ON PAGE 16
  • Graduate student Sierra Moore is enjoying a fine senior season, averaging 10.1 points per game. MORE ON PAGE 3, 13 & 36
  • Ranking No. 16 in the NCAA, redshirt freshman Amari Carter sits No. 3 in the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio. MORE ON PAGE 3, 14 & 32
  • Penn State has twice tied the school record for fewest turnovers in game and posted three-straight games with 10-or-fewer turnover for the first time in program history from Jan. 16-23, 2017. MORE ON PAGE 19
  • In the classroom, the quartet of Sarah McMurtry, Kaliyah Mitchell, Lindsey Spann and Peyton Whitted all earned Dean's List honors in the fall semester. MORE ON PAGE 17

Series Notes

  • Penn State and Michigan will meet for the 44th time in program history. MORE ON PAGE 5
  • The Lady Lions own a 16-3 all-time record at home vs. the Wolverines, including a 14-3 mark in the Bryce Jordan Center.
  • Michigan has won three-straight in the series, with Penn State's last win coming on March 1, 2014 in Happy Valley.
  • Last season, Michigan won both meetings, including a 91-87 decision on Jan. 17 in the Pink Zone at Penn State game.
  • This will mark the third time - and second-straight season - that Penn State will host Michigan in its annual Play4Kay benefiting Pink Zone game. MORE ON PAGE 18

Scouting Michigan

  • Michigan enters the matchup with a 22-7 overall record and an 11-4 mark in Big Ten play. The Wolverines are 6-5 in true road games in 2016-17.
  • The Wolverines rank No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 14 nationally with a plus-17.5 scoring margin on the season. That margin is plus-8.1 in Big Ten games.
  • With 231 makes from 3-point range, the Wolverines rank No. 1 in the conference and No. 17 nationally. Michigan's 39.5% clip from distance is No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 3 nationally.
  • Junior Katelynn Flahrety paces the squad with 19.9 points per game to rank No. 3 in the conference and No. 19 overall in scoring.
  • Flaherty ranks No. 12 nationally in field goals made (209), No. 13 in free throw percentage (88.4) and No. 15 in 3-pointers made (224).
  • Freshman Kysre Gondrezick is third on the team with 14.5 points, while ranking No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 13 nationally with a 43.7 3-point field goal shooting percentage.
  • Sophomore Hallie Thome is averaging 15.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots per game. Her 61 blocked shots are No. 28 nationally and No. 2 in the Big Ten.
  • Last Five Games

    • Penn State is 4-1 in its last five games, including a pair of wins at home.
    • The Blue and White have owned the boards in the last five games, grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The opposition is corralling 36.4 boards, giving Penn State a plus-7.4 edge.
    • Penn State owns a 1.3 assist-turnover ratio, handing out 13.6 assists per game and turning the ball over 10.2 times per game.
    • Sophomore Teniya Page is averaging a team-best 20.8 points per game and adding a team-high 27 assists.
    • Graduate student Sierra Moore continues to have a solid senior season, averaging 13.6 points per game in the last five games.
    • Moore and fellow senior Kaliyah Mitchell are pacing the team with 7.8 rebounds apiece. Of the 78 rebounds pulled down by the pair, 30 of those are of the offensive variety.
    • Freshman Amari Carter has 16 assists and just eight turnovers in the last five games, adding 7.6 points per game.

    Last Time Out -- at Michigan State 73, Penn State 64 (Feb. 22, 2017)

    • Teniya Page led all scorers with 23 points, giving her career total to 979 tallies to move into No. 38 on Penn State's career scoring charts. Page passed Mag Strittmatter (975, 1975-78) in the game.
    • The 23 points mark the 12th 20-point game of the season for Page and her 18th career game topping the 20-point mark.
    • Page also led the team with five assists, marking the 27th time she has scored 10-plus points and added 5-or-more assists and the 14th time that she has led the team in both categories in the same game.
    • Page has now reached double-figures in 11-straight games and with her one made 3-pointer has hit a shot from distance in each of them.
    • 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 gives Moore double-figures in five straight games and eight of her last 10 contests.
    • Moore added nine rebounds to lead the team.
    • The loss snapped a four-game winning streak overall and a two-game road winning streak for the Lady Lions.
    • Penn State committed only nine turnovers in the game, marking the eighth time this season the team made 10-or-fewer turnovers.

    The Last Meeting
    Penn State73
    Michigan78
    February 20, 2016
    Ann Arbor, Mich.
    Women's Basketball Falls at Michigan, 78-73
    RECAP: For the second straight meeting, the Penn State women's basketball team took Michigan down to the wire before dropping a tightly contested contest. The Lady Lions and Wolverines traded the lead five times and the score was tied five times in the 78-73 setback on Saturday (Feb. 20) afternoon inside Crisler Arena.

    Last Meeting - at Michigan 78, Penn State 73 (Feb. 20, 2017)

    • Teniya Page posted her team-leading sixth 20-point game of 2015-16 with 22 points.
    • Page's 22 points gave her 422 on the season, moving her to No. 5 on the freshman scoring charts at Penn State, passing Corinne Gulas (411, 1979-80) and Suzie McConnell (415, 1984-85).
    • She also handed out two assists which gave her 106 on the year and pushed her past Chris Gulas (105, 1979-80) for No. 8 on the all-time Penn State rookie charts.
    • Page played 40 minutes, marking the sixth time in 2015-16 she has played 40-plus minutes in a game.
    • Lindsey Spann scored 14 points to mark her 19th double figure scoring game in 2015-16.
    • Spann netted two more three-pointers, which gave her 56 on the season and moved her into a tie for No. 16 on the single season charts with Suzie McConnell (1987-88).
    • Peyton Whitted pulled down a team-high eight rebounds to move her season total to 221 boards. That total sat No. 35 in the single season record books.
    • Kaliyah Mitchell scored 12 points for her 15 double-digit scoring effort in 2015-16.
    • Brianna Banks' 13 points marked her 20th game of 2015-16 reaching double figures.
    • Leah Knizner made her third career three-pointer in the fourth quarter.
    • The Lady Lions posted their seventh game of 2015-16 with 10-or-fewer turnover. They committed just 10 turnovers on the afternoon, with just two coming in the second half.
    • Four players reached double figures in the game for Penn State, marking the 15th time in 2015-16 Penn State had four or more players with 10-plus points.

    Next Up

    • Penn State now awaits seeding and opponent for the upcoming Big Ten Tournament hosted at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. Penn State will play its first game at the event on Thursday, March 2.


     

     

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