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Nov. 30, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. - After a two week hiatus, the #6/7 Penn State Lady Lions (5-1) are back in the Bryce Jordan Center Sunday to host Fairleigh Dickinson at 2 p.m. Sunday is Dollar Dog Day at the Bryce Jordan Center and fans can purchase hot dogs for just $1 at BJC concession stands. Additionally, Lady Lions Dara Taylor, Talia East and Tori Waldner will be on the concourse signing autographs postgame. Fans are also invited to stay and watch the Penn State women's soccer team play for the National Championship against North Carolina on the video board postgame.
PROMOTIONS: Sunday is Dollar Dog Day at the Bryce Jordan Center and fans can purchase hot dogs for just $1 at BJC concession stands. The Kids FunZone returns to the concourse with airbrush tattoos, a caricature artist, face painter and a create-a-sign station throughout the concourse.
GIVEAWAY: Fans will receive a schedule poster at the gates while supplies last.
POSTGAME: Lady Lions Dara Taylor, Talia East and Tori Waldner will be on the concourse signing autographs postgame. Additionally, fans are invited to stay and watch the Penn State women's soccer team play for the National Championship against North Carolina on the video board.
TV/RADIO/WEBSTREAM/LIVESTATS: The game will be streamed live on BTN.com and will then be shown tape-delayed as a Student "U" broadcast on the Big Ten Network on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Additionally, the game is on the Penn State Sports Network and ESPN Radio 1450 locally with Jerry Fisher and Brian Tripp calling the action. The audio feed and link to GameTracker are available at www.GoPSUsports.com.
LAST TIME OUT: The Lady Lions battled turnover trouble and rallied late, but Miami got a bucket from Suriya McGuire and two free throws from Michelle Woods to earn a 69-65 win in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Thursday. Junior guard Maggie Lucas posted her fourth 20-point game of the season with 20 markers, including the game-tying three-pointer with 23 seconds left. Lucas also added five rebounds and three assists in the loss. Senior guard Alex Bentley scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half to go along with four steals and two assists.
SCOUTING FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON: The Knights are 1-4 on the season and notched their first win of the season over Manhattan on Nov. 25. Erika Livermore is averaging a double-double with 14.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. She is also knocking down 52.8% of her shots to pace FDU. Danielle Pankey is also averaging double figures for the Knights at a 13.2 per game clip.
ALL-TIME VS. THE KNIGHTS: The Lady Lions claimed victory in the only previous meeting with Fairleigh Dickinson, a 106-66 victory on Dec. 5, 1980 in the Pitt Invitational. Penn State is 10-1 all-time against current Northeast Conference members.
LAST TIME VERSUS FDU: Penn State picked up a 106-66 win over the Knights on Dec. 5, 1980 in the Pitt Invitational. Louise Leimkuhler led the Lady Lion charge with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Carol Walderman added 16 points and six rebounds.
LUCAS CLIMBS SCORING CHART: With 20 points at Miami Nov. 29, junior guard Maggie Lucas moved into a tie for 17th place on Penn State's career scoring chart (1,320) with Cheryl Ellison (1980-83). Lucas has moved up five positions on the scoring charts in the last two games. She needs eight points to tie assistant coach Maren Walseth (1,328; 1998-01) for 16th spot.
GREENE JUMPS BOARDS LIST: Senior center Nikki Greene moved up to ninth place on Penn State's career rebounding chart with seven boards at Miami Nov. 29. She now has 774 caroms, passing Mary Donovan (773; 1978-81) for the ninth position. Greene needs 35 rebounds to tie Amanda Brown (808; 2004-07) for the eighth spot.
LUCAS TABBED PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Junior guard Maggie Lucas was selected as the Big Ten Player of the Week for the week-ending Nov. 25. It is the second career Big Ten Player of the Week award for Lucas; she also won it on Feb. 21, 2012. Lucas was named the Radisson Hotel Chatsworth Thanksgiving Tournament MVP after averaging 25.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals in two games. The junior shot 53.3% (16-30) from the field with an amazing 75% (6-8) from long range.
Penn State will then hit the road to face #2 UConn on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on SNY. The Lady Lions return home to face Georgetown on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 12 p.m. for the annual Toys for Tots game. Sunday is also Girls Scouts Day and a Subway Full Court 4-Pack game. Go to www.GoPSUsports.com/promotions/wbb.html for complete promotions information.
Single game tickets for the Lady Lions are on sale now. Tickets are $15 and $12 for adults and seniors and $9 and $7 for youth (12 and younger). Lady Lion Basketball season tickets are still available by calling 1-800-NITTANY. Season tickets are $99 for adults and $50 for youth (12 and under), this includes a Nittany Lion Kids Club Membership for 2012-13. The PNC Flex Books are available again this year for $99. The Flex Book gives fans 12 vouchers, 10 that can be redeemed in any combination for Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball tickets throughout the year and two extra vouchers for the Nittany Lions' Coaches Vs. Cancer game and the Lady Lions' Pink Zone game.
The 2013 Pink Zone at Penn State will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 as the Lady Lions take on Michigan in the Bryce Jordan Center. Last year, the Lady Lions donated a record $203,000 to breast cancer causes. This year's fundraising efforts will benefit the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Lewistown Hospital. For more information on the Pink Zone at Penn State, visit the official Pink Zone website at www.pennsylvaniapinkzone.org.
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