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Lady Lions Upset by Michigan State in B1G Semifinals, 54-46

Despite a 23-point effort from junior and Big Ten Player of the Year Maggie Lucas, the top-seeded Lady Lions were upset by the No. 4 seed Michigan State Spartans on Saturday night, 54-46.

Penn State shot just 21 percent from the field, their lowest shooting percentage in over 17 years, and 46 points is the lowest score they’ve put up all season. The Lady Lions scored 28 points less than their average of 74 per game.

The game started in Penn State’s favor with a 12-5 run and four different Lady Lions putting up points. Soon enough, though, Michigan State went on a 9-0 run to inch closer with a 16-14 Penn State lead halfway through the first.

The first half ended with no field goals from either team in the final seven minutes, but with a 19-17 Penn State lead.

Early in the second half, senior Nikki Greene started up with a lay-up to give Penn State some fire, but it wouldn’t be enough to hold back the Spartans. They finally tied it up after four minutes and never looked back.

The shots were not falling for many of the Lady Lions, even with six 3-pointers from Lucas in the second half alone. Frustration led to poor shot selection and a lack of rebounding for Penn State.

Selection Monday comes around on March 18. With a 25-5 season record (15-2 in the Big Ten) and a top ten ranking throughout the season, they are predicted as a high seed in their region, despite the disappointing loss.

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Maddy Pryor

I'm a 2013 Penn State alum with a B. A. in Public Relations as well as minors in History and Communications Arts and Sciences. I am proudly from Neptune, NJ and talk about it at any opportunity possible. I love college basketball and am a big fan of Penn State Basketball, as well as their official student section, Nittany Nation. I'm a big supporter of Relay For Life of Penn State as well as THON and Coaches vs. Cancer.

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