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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -The final game of a three-game homestand will pit the Penn State women's basketball program against Fordham at 6 p.m. inside the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions and Rams will meet in University Park, Pa. for the second-straight season, this one a rematch of last season's second round WNIT contest, which will air live on the Big Ten Network.
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- Faculty/Staff Night
- Tacky Sweater Contest
- First Responders Night
- Post-Game Autograph Session: Sarah McMurtry and Leah Knizner
- Fans can follow along with Penn State's home contest vs. Fordham on Twitter and Instagram (@PennStateWBB), or via live audio, live stats and live video with the links to the right.
Series Quick Facts
// Penn State and Fordham will meet for the third time in four seasons, and fourth time overall in series history. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The Lady Lions and Rams met in the second round of the WNIT last season, with Penn State claiming a 70-51 decision.
// Along with two regular season meetings (2013 & 2015), the two teams first meeting came in the first round of the 1994 NCAA Tournament, a 94-41 Penn State victory.
// Penn State is 6-6 all-time on Dec. 6, owning a 0-1 record at the Bryce Jordan Center. MORE ON PAGE 5
//Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter scored a career-high 24 points vs. Louisiana Tech and has led Penn State in scoring on five occasions this season. MORE ON PAGE 8
// Junior Teniya Page returned to the court on Friday, Nov. 24 vs. Louisiana Tech, and posted her first 20-point game of the season vs. Wake Forest in the B1G/ACC Challenge. MORE ON PAGE 6 AND 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 11
// Travascio-Green has rounded her game off this season and is more than just a 3-point specialist, as the sophomore has already eclipsed a pair of statistical marks from her rookie campaign. MORE ON PAGE 11
// Freshman Kamaria McDaniel has been a steady force off the bench for Penn State, reaching double-figures on four occasions, including a 20-point effort at Marshall on Nov. 15. MORE ON PAGE 9
// Head coach Coquese Washington is looking for her 200th career victory, entering today with 188 career wins on the sidelines. MORE ON PAGE 12
// 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 12
// 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 13
Scouting the Rams
// Fordham will travel to the Bryce Jordan Center for the third time over the past four seasons, bringing a 4-2 overall record and riding a three-game winning streak.
// Penn State and Fordham share three common opponents this season: Manhattan, Pittsburgh and St. Bonaventure. The Rams defeated Manhattan, 54-48, and topped Pittsburgh, 58-55, in their last two contests. Fordham will play St. Bonaventure in a home Atlantic 10 contest on Jan. 25, 2018.
// Fordham enters the game ranked among the national leaders in scoring defense and 3-point field goal defense. The Rams are No. 3 nationally with 49.3 points allowed per game and have stifled teams from beyond the arch, holding opponents to a 23.9 percent clip, which is top-20 nationally.
// Senior G'mrice Davis leads the nation in rebounds per game (14.6) and is No. 11 in the NCAA with five double-doubles this season. She is adding 15.6 points per game on 51.6 percent shooting.
Last Five Games
// Penn State is 3-2 over its last five games, owning a 3-0 record at home. The two losses came in Las Vegas at the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout vs. Louisiana Tech and Kansas State.
// Penn State is averaging just 14.0 turnovers per game and own a +3.6 turnover margin over the last games. During that span, Penn State has forced 20-plus turnovers on three occasions.
// The first quarter has been kind to Penn State, while the fourth quarter has been a struggle. The Lady Lions are +29 in the opening 10 minutes of the last five games, while they are -5 in the fourth quarter.
// Three Lady Lions are averaging in double-figures over the past five games, with Amari Carter leading the way with 16.4 points per game. Teniya Page chips in 11.8 points in four appearances and Jaida Travascio-Green is averaging 11.0 points per contest.
// Carter also leads the team with 20 assists and 17 steals over the past five contests, committing just eight turnovers during that stretch.
// Travascio-Green and Carter have each knocked down 11 shots from 3-point over the stretch, with the duo a combined 22-of-64 from beyond the arc.
// Jaylen Williams is chipping in 6.6 points and 5.3 rebounds over the last five games, adding eight blocked shots during that span.
Last Meeting -- at Penn State 70, Fordmam 51 (March 19, 2017; WNIT - Second Round)
// The win helped Penn State tie the school record for most wins at home in a single season (16-1), equaling the 2002-03 squad.
// Penn State improved to 6-1 all-time in the WNIT.
// The Lady Lions held Fordham to only 4 first quarter points, the fewest points allowed by Penn State in any quarter since the NCAA went to quarters in the 2015-16 season.
// For the third time in 2016-17, Penn State tied the school record for turnovers in a game with six.
// Teniya Page's reached double-figures in the scoring column for the 15-straight game, scoring 24 points to set the Penn State WNIT scoring record.
// Page moved into No. 34 on the career scoring charts, passing Ariel Edwards (1,054; 2011-14) and Nancy Kuhl (1,061; 1976-79).
// Amari Carter scored 15 points for her seventh double-figure scoring game of the season and second-straight in the WNIT.
// With five assists vs. Fordham, Carter moved into a tie for No. 5 on the freshman season assists chart with teammate Teniya Page at 131 helpers.
// Sierra Moore posted her ninth-straight double-figure scoring game with 10 points.
// Jaida Travascio-Green tied the Penn State WNIT standard for 3-pointers made in a game with three made shots from distance.
// Travascio-Green ended the game with nine points, going 3-for-4 from 3-point range.
// The three made 3-pointers moved her season total to 45, to move her into No. 4 alone, breaking a tie with Jess Strom (42, 2001-02).
// With two blocked shots in the game, Travascio-Green equaled the blocked shots standard in WNIT play. She is tied with Jaylen Williams (Ohio, 3/17/17) and Andrea Garner (at Baylor, 3/24/98).
// Peyton Whitted moved into No. 21 on the career rebounds chart, passing Mia Nickson (632, 2011-13) and moving her total to 634 caroms.
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