In the end, the Conecticut women’s basketball team was just too talented. The Lady Lions fought until the final whistle, but it was not enough to even come close. The Huskies dominated for almost the entire 40 minutes in a 77-59 victory, knocking Penn State out of the NCAA Tournament.
Author Michael Berton
The 4-seeded Penn State women’s basketball team faces its toughest test of the season when it takes on top-seeded Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament at 4:34 p.m. on Sunday. The Lady Lions are in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2004, but they will face a partisan crowd in favor of UConn in Kingston, R.I.
The 4th seeded Penn State women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004 after a hard-fought 90-80 victory over 5-seed LSU. Maggie Lucas paced the Lady Lions with 30 points, and Mia Nickson contributed with a double-double in the win.
The Penn State women’s basketball team continues their NCAA Tournament run with a second round match-up against LSU on Tuesday. The No. 4 Lady Lions and the No. 5 Lady Tigers will meet at 9:40 p.m., with the game airing on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
It was not their best game of basketball this season, but the No. 4 Penn State Lady Lions will be content with a 85-77 victory over No. 13 UTEP in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. UTEP ended up being a tough test, but a strong second half by Penn State sealed the victory on Sunday night.
On Monday night, the Penn State women’s basketball team learned its NCAA Tournament fate. The Lady Lions earned a No. 4 seed, and they will face 13th-seeded UTEP in Baton Rouge, La. The teams will square off on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Penn State women’s basketball team lost in the semifinal round of the Big Ten Tournament on Saturday, falling 68-66 to the No. 4 seed Purdue. Brittany Rayburn hit a layup with 1.6 seconds left that advances the Boilermakers to the title game and leaves Penn State waiting for the NCAA Tournament draw.
The Penn State women’s basketball team avoided an early exit from the Big Ten Tournament with a come-from-behind victory over Minnesota, 78-74. All five starters scored in double figures for the Lady Lions, who advance to the semifinals for the second year in a row.
The Penn State women’s basketball team won the Big Ten title outright on Sunday with a 74-51 victory over Minnesota. The game was also Pink Zone at Penn State, with 13,849 in attendance (the 4th-largest Lady Lion crowd ever) supporting the fight against breast cancer.
WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center during the Penn State women’s basketball game against Minnesota. For every ticket sold for the game, $3 will be donated to the Pink Zone fundraising efforts.
Sharaya Musser is having a tremendous season for the Penn State women’s gymnastics team. Musser has taken first place in the all-around competition in all seven meets this year. She has also won four Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honors this season. Her ability to perform well on all four individual events has helped Penn State earn the No. 10 ranking, as well as five victories in seven meets. Onward State got a chance to speak with Musser about her season, gymnastics and even dinosaurs.
The Penn State women’s basketball team clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular season title for the first time since 2004 with an 84-66 win over No. 8/11 Ohio State on Monday night. Three Lady Lions had double-doubles in the dominating victory. Penn State plays its final game of the regular season on Sunday against Minnesota.
Led by 28 points from Maggie Lucas, the Penn State women’s basketball team got one of its biggest wins of the season on Thursday night against Purdue 74-63. The win moves the Lady Lions one step closer to a Big Ten regular season title. Next up for Penn State is a crucial game against Ohio State on Monday.
Using a balanced attack that featured four players in double figures scoring, the Penn State women’s basketball team cruised to an easy victory over Northwestern, 77-63. The win vaulted the Lady Lions into first place in the Big Ten with three games left to play this season.
The Penn State women’s basketball team won its third game in a row against Wisconsin on Thursday night, 69-54. Maggie Lucas led the Lady Lions in the victory with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Next up for Penn State is a trip to Evanston, Ill., to take on Northwestern on Sunday.
Key 3-pointers from Alex Bentley and Zhaque Gray, along with a team-high 20 points from Mia Nickson propelled the Penn State women’s basketball team past Minnesota on Sunday. The 68-65 victory kept the Lady Lions, who have won seven of their last nine games, in the hunt for a Big Ten regular season title. Next up is a home game against Wisconsin on Thursday.
The Penn State women’s basketball team cruised to an easy 76-44 victory over Indiana on Thursday night. Maggie Lucas led the way for the Lady Lions with 24 points in the win. Next up on the schedule for Penn State is Minnesota on Sunday. The Golden Gophers are stuck in the middle of the Big Ten standings, but they do have some signature wins on their schedule, including a big win over No. 9 Ohio State. The game in Minnesota will be a tough one, but one that the Lady Lions need to win in order to keep pace at the top of the Big Ten standings.
The Penn State women’s basketball team lost for the first time in nearly a month by a score of 83-77 against Michigan State on Sunday. The Lady Lions’ five-game win streak was ended by the Spartans, who were led by 32 points from Porsche Poole. The next contest for the Lady Lions is at the Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday against Indiana at 7 p.m.
The Penn State women’s basketball team extended its win streak to five games after beating Michigan 77-56 in Ann Arbor on Thursday. Led by 23 points from Maggie Lucas, the Lady Lions never trailed en route to an easy road victory.
The Lady Lions remain in Michigan for their next match-up on Sunday. At 3 p.m., Penn State will take on Michigan State in East Lansing. The teams met once already this season, with the Spartans coming out 75-65 victors. However, since that January 7 game, the teams have been going in opposite directions in the standings. Michigan State has lost its last four games, including a home loss to a struggling Illinois side. The Spartans will not prove an easy contest, but look for a Lady Lions win on Sunday.
The Penn State women’s basketball team earned a narrow victory at Illinois on Thursday, 71-65. Led by 19 points from Maggie Lucas, the Lady Lions improved to 14-4 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten after the hard-fought contest. The game against Iowa will be in the BJC on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Hawkeyes find themselves at 3-3 in the Big Ten and will provide a tough test for Penn State this weekend.
The Penn State women’s basketball team earned one of its most impressive wins of the season on Sunday against Nebraska, winning 93-73. All five starters for the No. 25 Lady Lions scored in double figures against the No. 23 Cornhuskers. Penn State’s next contest at Illinois (6-11, 0-4 Big Ten) is next Thursday at 8 p.m. Despite their record, Illinois is proving a tough team to beat in its last few games, two of which were within three points, and one that went to overtime.
The 25th-ranked Penn State women’s basketball team got a big win on Thursday against a tough Michigan team. After losing its first two Big Ten home games, Penn State beat the Wolverines thanks to 22 points from Maggie Lucas and 15 from Zhaque Gray.
The Lady Lions (12-4, 2-2 Big Ten) led for most of the game, winning rather more easily than expected. Penn State shot 55.4 percent, while holding Michigan (13-4, 2-2) to just 34.3 percent. However, this win is not indicative of the Lady Lions’ season so far.
Penn State really did not have a chance on a day when Houston quarterback Case Keenum nearly set the record for most completions in a bowl game. The Nittany Lions could not muster enough offense to keep up in a 30-14 loss in the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas.
Keenum went 45-69 passing for 532 yards and three touchdowns on the day. The record he nearly broke had been 47 pass completions, which was set by Northwestern’s Mike Kafka in the 2010 Outback Bowl. Patrick Edwards led the way receiving with 228 yards on nine catches.
While the Penn State football team may have been on a break, the stories out of State College sure have not. The Nittany Lions seem to have a new head coach every day. Matt McGloin got knocked out (literally) of the TicketCity Bowl. Amid the distractions, the team is now in Dallas for a January 2nd match-up with No. 19 Houston.
Penn State will be going to a bowl game, but it is not the bowl the team and fans had hoped for. The Nittany Lions will play on January 2 against Houston in the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas.
Penn State was passed over by three bowls, who instead took Iowa, Purdue and Ohio State–all teams that Penn State beat this season. However, the Nittany Lions will face a stiff test against Houston. The Cougars were posed for a BCS bowl until Southern Mississippi beat them last Saturday in the Conference USA Championship. Houston finished the season at 12-1, scoring 50.8 points per game.
The No. 16/15 Penn State women’s basketball team hosts No. 14/13 North Carolina on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The 5-1 Lady Lions are facing their best opponent of the season so far when they take on the 5-0 Tar Heels.
Penn State’s regular season came to an end in embarrassing fashion on Saturday, losing to Wisconsin (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) 45-7 in Madison. With the loss, the Nittany Lions (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) will not play in the Big Ten Championship game, and dreams of a trip to the Rose Bowl are dashed.
Penn State is in Madison, Wisc., to take on the Badgers for a spot in the Big Ten Championship game. According to AccuWeather, it is going to be 50 degrees and cloudy at Camp Randall at game time. If you are not one of the Penn State fans that has made the trip to Wisconsin, follow Onward State and Statecollege.com for all your gameday needs.