PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Miami (FL) Upsets No. 6 Lady Lions in ACC-B1G Challenge

The sixth-ranked Lady Lions were upset by Miami (FL) 69-65 in last night’s ACC-Big Ten Challenge game. After trailing for the first 31 minutes, Penn State managed to battle its way back but could not pull out the victory in a game that was decided in the final seconds.

A shaky start by the Lady Lions had them playing catch-up for much of the game. After nine turnovers on its first 11 possessions, Penn State found itself in an early 8-0 hole. The Lady Lions would go on to turn over the ball 20 times in the first half, trailing Miami 36-29 at halftime after allowing a 7-0 run in the last two minutes.

However, the Lady Lions were able to clean up their game in the second half.  Though Miami matched any attempt by the Lions to close the margin with a run of their own, Penn State finally caught up and took a 53-49 lead on a 10-0 run with 8:22 left to play.

The game was back and forth from that point on — Miami broke a late 62-all tie with a three but Maggie Lucas responded with one of her own. The 65-all tie was then broken by a layup by Miami’s Suriya McGuire with 14 seconds left to play. Senior point guard Alex Bentley missed an attempt to tie, and two free throws by Miami with 2 seconds to go secured the victory for the Hurricanes.

The loss drops the Lady Lions to 5-1 on the season. They play Fairleigh Dickinson at home this Sunday.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Bobby Chen

Writer and photographer, helping tell the many stories of the Penn State community.


Other posts by Robert

[Photos] Penn State Tramples UMass, 48-7

Relive Penn State’s 48-7 thrashing of the UMass Minutemen through the lenses of our photographers, Bobby Chen and Hannah Byrne.

[Photos] Lunar Lion Debuts New Mission Headquarters

[Video] The Statesmen’s Ben Mays Sings Proposal to Girlfriend, In A Cappella

Join Onward State: Spring 2019 Application

Want to be a part of the nation’s premier student-run media outlet? Want to have your words read or your pictures seen by hundreds of thousands of readers and social media followers? More importantly –do ya like having fun? Believe it or not, it’s that time again. Onward State is hiring for the spring semester and we’d […]

Penn State Urges Legislators, Administration To End Government Shutdown

“As we work together to make the impact as least disruptive as possible to our students and employees, we strongly urge Congress and the president to end this impasse.”

Send this to a friend