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Lady Lions a No. 4 Seed in NCAA Tournament

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 Lady Lions had a stellar regular season, going 24-6. Penn State also went 13-3 in the Big Ten, which was enough to earn them the regular season championship. The Lady Lions lost in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament to Purdue, but that loss may just serve as motivation for a long NCAA Tournament run.

UTEP was the Conference USA champion, finishing with a 29-3 record. The Miners did not face a single ranked team this season, with their three losses coming to Arizona State, UC Santa Barbara and Rice. UTEP is led by Philadelphia native Gloria Brown, who leads the team in scoring despite starting every game on the bench.

If Penn State advances to the second round, it would take on either No. 5 LSU or No. 12 San Diego State next Tuesday. This is a tough draw for the Lady Lions, as they would most likely have to take on LSU on its home court. Regardless of who they play, the Lady Lions will be looking to improve on last year’s second-round exit from the NCAA Tournament.

 

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I grew up in a Philly suburb, then moved to a different one. I am now at Penn State, where I can actually sate my giant appetite for sports. Other than writing, I also play the cello in the Penn State Philharmonic.

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