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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -The Big Ten/ACC Challenge invades the Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday, Nov. 30 when the Penn State women's basketball program hosts Wake Forest at 7 p.m. The Lady Lions (5-2) will meet the Demon Deacons (2-4) for the first time in program history.
- Fans can follow along with Penn State's home contest vs. Wake Forest on Twitter and Instagram (@PennStateWBB), or via live audio, live stats and live video with the links to the right.
- Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 Penn State women's basektball season are still available . For information or to purchase tickets visit GoPSUsports.com, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 9 a.m-4:30 p.m.
Series Quick Facts
// This will be the first meeting between Penn State and Wake Forest. MORE ON PAGE 4
// Wake Forest is the only ACC team that Penn State has not faced on the hardwood, owning a 74-39 mark against the current alignment of the conference.
// In the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Penn State owns a 3-7 record, including a 2-3 mark in Challenge games played at home.
// Penn State is 9-2 all-time on Nov. 30. MORE ON PAGE 5
// Junior Teniya Page returned to the court on Friday, Nov. 24 vs. Louisiana Tech and netted 19 points in two games at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout. MORE ON PAGE 7
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green poured in 31 points vs. Drexel to become the 17th Lady Lion to ever record a 30-point game. Her 31 points marked the 69th 30-point game in program history. MORE ON PAGE 9
// Penn State blocked 13 shots vs. Drexel on Nov. 12, a total that ranks No. 4 in school history and is the second-most blocked shots in Bryce Jordan Center history. MORE ON PAGE 10
// Freshman Kamaria McDaniel sparked Penn State with a career-high 20 points off the bench at Marshall. The rookie hit 7-of-11 shots and 5-of-8 shots from 3-point range. MORE ON PAGE 8
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter scored a career-high 24 points vs. Louisiana Tech and has led Penn State in scoring and assists on three occasions this season. MORE ON PAGE 7
// Head coach Coquese Washington is looking for her 200th career victory, entering tonight with 186 career wins on the sidelines. MORE ON PAGE 10
// 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 11
// Penn State inked three prep standouts for the 2018-19 season, with Lauren Ebo, Karisma Ortiz and Bexley Wallace all singing National Letters of Intent on Nov. 8. MORE ON PAGE 11
Scouting the Demon Deacons
// Wake Forest enters the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on a three-game losing streak, which includes a pair of losses to Big Ten foes during that stretch.
// The Demon Deacons fell at Rutgers, 65-51, on Nov. 19 and followed that by falling to Minnesota, 93-81, at the Lady Rebel Round-Up in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 25. Wake Forest then dropped the final in Las Vegas, 69-66, to Hofstra.
// Four Demon Deacons reached double-figures vs. Hofstra, as Ariel Stephenson (13), Gina Conti (11), Amber Campbell (10) and Alex Sharp (10) all posted double-digit scoring games vs. the Pride.
// Campbell leads the team in scoring at 11.5 points per game, while also contributing 5.5 rebounds and 0.8 blocked shots in six starts.
// Conti made her first career vs. Hofstra adding two rebounds and two assists to her 11 points. The true freshman played 33 minutes in the game, hitting 5-of-16 shots from the field.
// Wake Forest has dominated the boards this season, out-rebounding the opposition by 10.0 rebounds per game.
Last Five Games
// Penn State is 3-2 over its last five games, owning a 1-0 record at home and 2-0 record on the road. The two losses came in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout vs. Louisiana Tech and Kansas State.
// As a team, the Lady Lions are averaging just 12.4 turnovers per game in the last five contests, while forcing 17.0 opponent missteps per game. That number is bolstered by 7.4 steals per game for the Blue and White.
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter continues to lead the scoring charge for Penn State, averaging 18.6 points per game in the last five games. She has three 20-point efforts over that stretch, including a personal-best 24 tallies vs. Louisiana Tech.
// Carter is also adding to the Lion offensive attack with 23 assists - committing just nine turnovers - and leads the team with 16 steals over the five-game span.
// Redshirt-sophomore De'Janae Boykin has pulled in five-or-more rebounds in each of the last five games , including back-to-back double-digit rebound efforts vs. Louisiana Tech (11) and Kansas State (14).
// Boykin also has 10 assists over her last five games.
// Junior Teniya Page returned from injury at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout, scoring 19 points in two appearances off the bench, including 10 points vs. Kansas State.
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green is also averaging in double-figures over the last five games, scoring 10.4 points per game, making 11 3-pointers.
Last Meeting -- First Meeting
// Thursday's contest marks the first meeting with Wake Forest and will add the final Atlantic Coast Conference team to the record books. Previously, Penn State has met the other 14 ACC institutions on the court, owning an overall mark of 74-39 against the current alignment of the ACC.
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