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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After a decisive opening round win in the 25th annual Big Ten Tournament, the Penn State women’s basketball program will square off with No. 24/RV Michigan inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse Thursday (March 1) evening. The Lady Lions (16-14) will face the Wolverines (21-8) at approximately 9 p.m. ET, with the game airing on locally on WHVL.
// The Big Ten Network production will be broadcast locally on WHVL with the distinguished Lisa Byington calling the play-by-play alongside the spirited Christy Winters-Scott, as well as the distinguished Vera Jones patrolling the sidelines for the telecast.
// Fans can follow along with Penn State’s contest vs. Michigan on Twitter (@PennStateWBB), or via live audio, live stats and live video with the links to the right.
Series Quick Facts
// Penn State and Michigan will meet for the 46th time in program history with Penn State owning a 32-13 edge in the all-time series. MORE ON PAGE 2
// The first meeting this season came in the B1G opener for both teams on Dec. 28 in Ann Arbor with the Wolverines claiming an 89-69.
// Penn State is 1-2 all-time vs. Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament, with this the first meeting since the 2008 event in Indianapolis.
// The Lady Lions are 2-0 in B1G Tournament games on March 1, including a win over Michigan. MORE ON PAGE 3
// Junior Teniya Page broke her own Penn State Big Ten Tournament scoring record with 38 points on Wednesday night vs. Illinois in the opening round. She surpassed her 35-point effort from last season vs. Minnesota on March 2, 2017.
// The 38 points are the second-most in Big Ten Tournament history, trailing only Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell’s 43-point outburst vs. Rutgers in 2016.
// The Chicago native reached double-figures for the 15th-straight contest, equaling her career-long streak, which she completed to end the 2016-17 season. That streak ended vs. Louisiana Tech on Nov. 24 in her first appearance of the 2017-18 season, returning from injury.
// Page’s career-high 14 made field goals are also a Penn State Big Ten Tournament record, surpassing Kelly Mazzante’s 12 makes vs. Wisconsin in 2002. That total ranks tied for No. 5 in Big Ten Tournament history.
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter registered 10 points for her 34th career double-figure scoring game and the 25th such effort this season.
// Freshman Alisia Smith posted 11 points in her first career Big Ten Tournament game.
// Junior Kayleigh Semion made her first career appearance as a Lady Lion, playing one minute in the fourth quarter.
// Penn State is now 27-21 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament, including a 16-15 mark in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. MORE ON PAGES 11-16
// The Lady Lions are 2-1 as the No. 11 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
// The Lady Lions are 36-15 all-time vs. Illinois, including a 6-2 mark in the Big Ten Tournament.
// The six turnovers committed are tied for No. 4 in the history of the event and equal the school record for fewest missteps in the game.
// The six-turnover effort is the 10th time in program history the Lady Lions turned the ball over only six times, with six of those coming under head coach Coquese Washington. MORE ON PAGE 3
// Penn State made a season-high 32 field goals and shot a season-best-tying 49.2 percent from the field in the contest.
// Michigan closed out the regular season with a victory over Maryland, 71-65, to finish the regular season with a 21-8 record and a 10-6 mark in the Big Ten.
// The Wolverines enter the Big Ten Tournament with an all-time record of 12-23 all-time. However, Michigan is 2-1 all-time vs. Penn State in the event.
// Michigan enters ranked No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and are receiving votes in the Associate Press poll.
// The law firm of Dunston, Flaherty and Thome have provided the leadership and statistics to earn Michigan the No. 6 seed in the tournament.
// Katelynn Flaherty and Hallie Thome each earned first-team All-Big Ten, while Jillian Dunston was an All-Defensive Team pick.
// Flaherty is No. 2 among action NCAA Division I scorers with 2,700 points and is averaging 23.5 points per game this season.
// Dunston leads the team in rebounding (9.2 rpg), steals (1.7 spg) and is No. 2 on the squad in assists (3.6 apg).
// Thome adds 16.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Last Meeting – at No. 19/21 Michigan 89, Penn State 69 (Dec. 27, 2017)
// Junior Teniya Page led the Lady Lions in scoring for the 37th time in her career with 19 points.
// Page moved up three spots in the career scoring charts, passing Amanda Brown (1,233; 2004-07), Kam Gissendanner (1,238; 2005-08) and Tina Nicholson (1,240; 1993-96) to push herself into No. 23 following the game.
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter reached double-figures for the 20th time in her career and 11th time in 2017-18 with 16 points.
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green netted 10 points for her 14th career double-digit scoring game and ninth of 2017-18.
// Michigan’s Katelynn Flaherty set a Penn State opponent record with 10 made 3-pointers. Her 10 makes passed the eight connections from distance by Jessica Pellechio (Drexel; 11/11/16), Ameryst Alston (Ohio State; 2/14/16) and Natalie Romeo (Nebraska; 1/13/16).
// The loss dropped Penn State to 14-12 all-time in Big Ten openers, including 5-8 all-time in Big Ten openers on the road.
// The Lady Lions collected 11 steals in the game, marking the fifth game to that point of the season the team collected 10-plus steals.
// Michigan’s 50 first half points are tied for the second-most by a Penn State opponent this season. Minnesota scored 55 points (1st half) and Siena scored 50 (2nd half).
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