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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The final game of a four-game road trip for Penn State women’s basketball will serve as the Big Ten opener, as it travels to Michigan for a Thursday (Dec. 28) night showdown. The Lady Lions (9-4, 0-0 B1G) will take on the Wolverines (11-2, 0-0 B1G) inside the Crisler Center at 6 p.m. on the Big Ten Network with Chris Vosters and Vera Jones calling the action.
Fans can follow along with Penn State’s contest at Michigan 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 Michigan will meet for the 45th time in program history and for the first time in a Big Ten opener. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The Lady Lions and Wolverines have met 43 previous times as Big Ten foes, with Penn State winning 31 of those contests. Penn State is 13-7 all-time in B1G contests at Michigan.
// The last meeting came on Feb. 26, 2017 in University Park, Pa., a 76-75 Penn State win.
// Penn State is 9-7 all-time on Dec. 28, with nine of those game serving as the team's B1G opener. MORE ON PAGE 5
// Penn State owns a 14-11 mark in Big Ten openers, with a 5-7 record in conference openers on the road. The Lady Lions will meet Michigan for the first time in a Big Ten opener. MORE ON PAGE 3
// The Lady Lions are closing a four-game true road game trip at Michigan, which is tied for the sixth-longest stretch in program history and longest since 2006-07. MORE ON PAGE 12
// Junior Teniya Page landed a spot on the B1G Weekly Honor Roll after a 27-point effort at Pittsburgh to earn her sixth career weekly honor from the conference. MORE ON PAGE 6
// 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
// Page and freshman Alisia Smith (above) both posted double-doubles at American on Dec. 20, with both collecting double-digit rebounds for the first times in their respective careers. MORE ON PAGE 6, 9 & 10
// Head coach Coquese Washington is looking for her 200th career victory, entering the game with 190 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
// Michigan closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 105-36 rout of Delaware State on Thursday, Jan. 21 and closed the non-conference slate on a seven-game winning streak.
// The Wolverines two losses came against ACC foes Louisville and Notre Dame, when each opponent was ranked in the top 5 of the national polls.
// Michigan ranks No. 24 nationally and No. 2 in the Big Ten limiting its opponents to just a 34.5 field goal percentage, while sitting No. 12 in the NCAA and No. 2 in the B1G in shooting percentage at 48.5 percent.
// Senior Katelynn Flaherty has reached double-fiugres in 12-of-13 games entering Big Ten play, scoring 20-plus points in 10 of those games, including three-straight entering tonight's game.
// Senior Jillian Dunston leads the team - ranking No. 4 in the Big Ten and No. 29 nationally - at 10.2 rebounds per game. She has eight games with 10-plus boards, including three-straight entering tonight's contest.
Last Five Games
// Penn State owns a 3-2 record in its last five games, with a 1-2 mark in road contests. The Lady Lions book-ended a victory at Pittsburgh (12/17) with road losses at St. Bonaventure (12/9) and at American (12/20).
// The game at Michigan will mark the fourth-straight road contest for the Lady Lions and wrap up the longest stretch of true road games since the 2006-07 season. MORE ON PAGE 12
// The Lady Lions are cleaning up at the free throw line, hitting 85-of-110 shots (77.3 percent), while the opposition is connecting on just 46-of-66 freebies (69.7 percent).
// Junior Teniya Page has reached double-figures in four of the last five games, including four-straight games. She has a pair of 20-point efforts, 27-point games vs. Fordham and at Pittsburgh.
// Page is also the team's leading rebounder, grabbing 32 boards (6.4 rpg), including a career-best 13 rebounds in her first career double-double (19 points) at American on Dec. 20.
// Furthermore, Page lead the team with 18 assists and 12 steals.
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter also has four games with 10-plus points, averaging 12.4 points per game.
// Junior Jaylen Williams is shooting 75.0 percent from the field, hitting 12-of-16 shots, for a 6.4 points per game average.
// Williams is adding 27 rebounds (5.4 rpg) to her total with a team-best five blocked shots.
Last Meeting – at Penn State 76, Michigan 75 (Feb. 26, 2017)
// Teniya Page scored 19 points, leading the way for the Lady Lions and marking the 50th double-figure game of her career and 25th of the 2016-17 season.
// Page reached double-figures for the 12-straight games.
// Page also led the team in rebounds with six on the afternoon.
// Sierra Moore eclipsed the 700 career points mark finishing with 11 for the game.
// Moore scored in double-figures for the sixth-straight game and ninth in her last 11 contests.
// Lindsey Spann hit her 41st 3-pointer of the season to give Penn State three players with 40-plus makes from 3-point range, to mark only the second time in Penn State history three players eclipsed the 40-make mark from beyond the arch.
// Spann, Page (53) and Jaida Travascio-Green (41) joining the trio from Kelly Mazzante (98), Jess Strom (46) and Jennifer Brenden (41) from 2002-03.
// Amari Carter passed Helen Darling (119, 1996-97) for No. 7 on the freshman assist charts, moving her total to 120 helpers on the year.
// The Lady Lions improved to 7-4 overall in Pink Zone games.
// Penn State closed out the regular season on a seven-game home court winning streak and a 14-1 overall mark at the Bryce Jordan Center.
// Michigan was held without a field goal for the final 4:25 of the game
// Penn State connected on 50.8 percent of its shots for the game, the fourth-highest percentage of the season.
// The four makes from 3-point range gave Penn State 175 on the season and moved them into No. 5 on the single season charts, passing the 2000-01 squad that made 172 from deep.
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