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Dec. 16, 2017

8-3 6-4

Sunday, December 17 | 2 p.m.
Petersen Events Center | Pittsburgh, Pa.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -Penn State will hit the road for the second of a four-game road stretch, as it heads to the Petersen Events Center to tangle with Pittsburgh at 2 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 17). The Lady Lions (8-3) and Panthers (6-4) meet for the 42nd time in program history.

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Fans can follow along with Penn State's contest at Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh meet for the 42nd time program history, with the Lady Lions owing a 28-13 edge. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The current streak in the series has seen Penn State win two-straight games, including a 91-62 victory last season at the Bryce Jordan Center.
// Penn State is 75-39 all-time vs. the current alignment of the ACC, including a win over Wake Forest in the B1G/ACC Challenge earlier this year.
// Penn State is 3-1 all-time on Dec. 17. MORE ON PAGE 5

Opening Tips
// Penn State will meet its second top-40 defense in the last three games, as the Panthers enter allowing just 56.3 points per game to sit No. 37 in Division I. Fordham entered the Dec. 6 game ranked No. 6 in scoring defense. 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 came through in crunch time vs. Fordham, netting more than half of her game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter, adding one assist, to help Penn State overcome a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit. MORE ON PAGE 6 AND 7
// Lady Lion legend Suzie McConnell-Serio will coach her second game as a head coach against her alma mater on Sunday. MORE ON PAGE 11
// Sophomore Jaida 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
// Head coach Coquese Washington is looking for her 200th career victory, entering today with 189 career wins on the sidelines. MORE ON PAGE 13
// 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 13
// 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 Panthers
// After a 5-1 start to the season, Pittsburgh is in the midst of a 1-3 stretch to enter the day at 6-4 overall. The Panthers snapped a three-game skid with a 74-55 over UNC Wilmington last Saturday.
// Yacine Diop is the teams leading scorer at 16.8 points per game and posted a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds against the Seahawks.
// Kalista Walters also posted a double-double with a game-high 11 rebounds to go along with 12 points. She enters Sunday's game averaging 7.2 boards per game and leads the team with 2.3 blocked shots.
// The 2.3 blocked shots per game ranks No. 37 nationally, while Kalista is No. 3 nationally with a 68.4 shooting percentage.
// The Panthers hold the opposition to just 56.3 points per game, which sits No. 37 nationally. It is the second top-40 defense that Penn State will face in its last three games (Fordham, 7th).
// The Panthers 7.7 blocked shots per game sit No. 4 nationally and lead the ACC.

Last Five Games
// Penn State is 3-2 over its last five games, seeing its three-game winning streak come to an end last time out at St. Bonaventure in a 65-62 setback.
// The Lady Lions have been on both ends of comebacks over the last five games, rallying from 10 points down with 7:42 to play in the fourth quarter vs. Fordham on Dec. 6, before watching the Bonnies rally from a 12-point halftime deficit to claim a win.
// Junior Teniya Page leads the team with 16.6 points per game, which includes a pair of 20-point efforts.
// Page is shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 88.0 percent from the free throw line. She is 28-of-61 from the field and 22-of-25 from the charity stripe.
// Page is also leading the team with 16 assists.
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter has logged double-figure points in four of the last five games, including 19 points vs. Fordham. The only non-double-figure game was an eight-point contest vs. Wake Forest.
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green is adding 10.6 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest over her last five games.
// Junior Jaylen Williams has blocked a team-high seven shots, while leading the team with 36 rebounds.
// Williams is also averaging 7.6 points per game, which ranks four on the team during that span.

Last Meeting -- at Penn State 91, Pittsburgh 62 (Dec. 10, 2016)
// Amari Carter scored a 13 points, marking her second-career double-figure scoring game.
// Jaylen Williams scored a then-career-high nine points and tied her then-career best with eight rebounds.
// Teniya Page scored double-digits for the ninth time in 2016-17 with 13 points.
// Page also added seven assists, marking her 21st career game with at least 10 points and four assists.
// Jaida Travascio-Green hit three 3-pointers in the game, marking the third time in her career she connected on multiple shots from distance.
// Lindsey Spann's notched her 49th career game scoring 10-plus points, with 20 points against Pittsburgh.
// Spann tied current Pittsburgh Director of Operations and former Lady Lion Brianne O'Rourke for No. 9 on the all-time 3-point charts with her 120th career made 3-pointer, going 3-for-4 from beyond the arc.
// The Lady Lions shot a season-high 52.9 percent from beyond the arc, going 9-for-17 from 3-point range.
// Penn State shot 47.1 percent from the floor, which ranked second in the 2016-17 season as it shot 51.9 percent from the floor at Holy Cross on Dec. 7.
// Penn State recorded 47 rebounds, with 19 coming on the offensive glass.

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