Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Lady Lions Play for Outright Big Ten Title

After a huge game against Michigan last week where the No. 7 Lady Lions (22-3 overall, 13-1 Big Ten) clinched a share of the Big Ten regular-season title, they will head to Minnesota (16-12, 5-9) where a win will secure the Big Ten championship outright. A win tonight would be the third time the Lady Lions have won back-to-back Big Ten regular season titles, and the first time since the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons.

Penn State will have to slow down the Gopher’s Big Ten leading 44.6 percent field goal percentage. The Lady Lions, led by Maggie Lucas, who was recently awarded her third Big Ten player of the week honor this season, shouldn’t have too much trouble — they won an early season match-up against Minnesota, 64-59, in the BJC.

Minnesota, however, will be glad to have home court advantage, where they’ve tallied 12 of their 16 wins this season. The Gophers have won seven of the last eight games with home court advantage against the Lady Lions.

During the game expect Lucas, who is 24th on Penn State’s all time scoring list, to break into the Top 20. It’s only her junior season, but she needs just ten points to do so.

Senior guard Alex Bentley is also climbing the stat charts. She currently sits third all-time in steals and needs just one more to tie for second.

With a conference record of 13-1 the Lady Lions have a two game lead over No. 20 Nebraska, who happens to be the final match-up on the Lady Lions’ schedule on March 2. A loss tonight could add much more meaning to next week’s match-up, but a win will solidify their title.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

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

About the Author

Mitchell Wilston

I apologize in advance.

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
56.8kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
State College Links
Other posts by Mitchell

The Year In Photos

Relive the 2013-2014 school year through the best of our staff’s photos.

What Makes Penn State Great: Mitchell Wilston’s Senior Column

Mike the Mailman Explains the Cheers First Class Tour

No. 11 Penn State Handles Michigan State 35-16 In Regular-Season Finale

Behind Sean Clifford’s four touchdowns, the Nittany Lions overcame a weak third quarter to land their tenth win of the season.

No. 11 Penn State Handles Michigan State 35-16 In Regular-Season Finale

Behind Sean Clifford’s four touchdowns, the Nittany Lions overcame a weak third quarter to land their tenth win of the season.

Gameday Coverage: No. 11 Penn State vs. Michigan State

Here’s everything you need to know about Penn State’s regular-season finale.

Staff Predictions: No. 11 Penn State vs. Michigan State

Our staffers unanimously expect James Franklin’s squad to secure its first 10-win season since 2019.

 
Send this to a friend