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Lady Lion Gameday: host Manhattan

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Dec. 2, 2017

6-2 2-4

Sunday, December 3 | 2 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center | University Park, Pa.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -In the midst of a three-game homestand, the Penn State women’s basketball team hosts Manhattan for a 2 p.m. tipoff on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions (6-2) look to remain unbeaten at home against the Jaspers (2-4) in the first meeting between the two programs.


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Series Quick Facts
// This will be the first meeting between Penn State and Manhattan. MORE ON PAGE 4
// Manhattan and Penn State have one common opponent this season, as the Jaspers fell to Fordham, 54-48, on Nov. 29. The Lady Lions and Rams will face off on Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the Bryce Jordan Center.
// The Blue and White are 15-0 against MAAC opponents all-time, including a win over Siena to open the season.
// Penn State is 9-7 all-time on Nov. 30. MORE ON PAGE 5

Opening Tips
//Junior Teniya Page returned to the court on Friday, Nov. 24 vs. Louisiana Tech, and had her first 20-point game of the season vs. Wake Forest in the B1G/ACC Challenge. 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 today with 187 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 Jaspers
// Manhattan has wins over St. Franscis (N.Y.) and Coppin State in the early season, defeating SFC at home, 57-54, and topping CSU, 74-56, at the Cal Classic in a Thanksgiving tournament.
// Senior Kayla Grimme leads the Jaspers in scoring (17.1 ppg)and rebounding (9.7 rpg) this season. She also ranks among the top-20 in school history in scoring at 1,078 points, and is among the top-10 in Manhattan history with 756 rebounds.
// Along with Grimme, Amani Tatum is having a solid senior campaign, ranking second on the team in scoring (12.2 ppg) and rebounding (5.3 rpg), while leading the team in assists (5.8 apg) and steals (3.3 spg).
// Manhattan returned 10 players from last season, including five seniors, and welcomed five freshmen. The Jaspers were picked to finish 10th in the MAAC preseason poll.
// In its last game, Manhattan saw three players reach double-figures at Fordham (11/29). Tatum led the way with 13 points, Grimme chipped in 12 tallies and Gabby Cajou netted 10.

Last Five Games
// Penn State is 3-2 over its last five games, owning a 2-0 record at home and 1-0 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 13.8 turnovers per game in the last five contests, while forcing 16.6 opponent missteps per contest. That number is bolstered by 6.6 steals per game for the Blue and White.
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter continues to lead the scoring charge for Penn State, averaging 17.8 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 20 assists - committing just eight turnovers - and leads the team with 15 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 three-straight double-digit rebound efforts with 11 vs. Louisiana Tech, 14 vs. Kansas State and 11 against Wake Forest.
// Boykin also has 10 assists over her last five games.
// Junior Teniya Page has played in the last three games, scoring 21 points vs. Wake Forest for her 22nd career 20-point game. Page also scored 10 points vs. Kansas State.

Last Meeting – First Meeting
// Today's contest vs. Manhattan is the first between the two programs in women's basketball. Penn State owns a 15-0 mark all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents.

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