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March 19, 2011
University Park, Pa.; -
2011 NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
First Round Saturday, March 19
Bryce Jordan Center University Park, Pa.
Game 1 - No. 6 Penn State vs. No. 11 Dayton
PENN STATE NOTES
PSU is 25-9 this season, its most wins in a season since 2003-04 (28).
Penn State is 13-3 all-time in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and 27-21 overall in the Tournament.
The Lady Lions have won their last nine NCAA home contests and are 17-4 all-time in NCAA Tournament home games (9-0 in the Bryce Jordan Center).
Penn State is 2-1 all-time against Dayton.
The Lady Lions are 12-1 this season when both Alex Bentley and Mia Nickson score in double figures.
Every Penn State player that played minutes scored points for the Lady Lions (nine players).
PSU improved to 14-3 this season when playing at home, 15-0 when leading at the half, and 21-0 when leading with 5:00 minutes remaining.
Maggie Lucas passed Kahadeejah Herbert for 16th on Penn State's single season scoring list (545).
Maggie Lucas tied James Madison's Dawn Evans for 12th on the NCAA's single-season three-pointers list (112).
Lucas has scored in double figures in 29 of Penn State's 34 games this season.
Nikki Greene passed Susan Robinson for 15th on Penn State's season rebounding list (266) and passed Mary Donovan for sixth on PSU's season blocks list (74).
Greene passed the 500-points scored plateau for her career (504).
Alex Bentley recorded her sixth 20-plus point game of the season and her 26th double-digit scoring game.
Bentley attempted the most field goals in Penn State NCAA Tournament history (28).
Bentley recorded a career high 12 field goals made and season high 28 field goals attempted.
Mia Nickson recorded her sixth double-double of the season and has scored in double figures in 18 games this season.
Nickson passed the 400-point plateau for her career (405).
No. 11 seed Dayton ends its season with a record of 21-12.
This is only the second NCAA Division I Tournament in which Dayton has participated. The first was in 2010.
The Flyers are returning four starters from the team that advanced to the NCAA Second Round last year.
Dayton has hit at least one three-point shot in 318 games dating back to Jan. 2, 2001, one of the top 10 streaks in the nation.
In 33 games there have been seven different Flyers leading the team in scoring and five different leading in rebounding.
Justine Raterman leads the way in points having scored a team-high in 16 games
Samantha MacKay went 2-for-2 in three throws, the only member of the team to convert on her attempts.