NO. 1 UCONN WOMEN at No. 13 PENN STATE
Time: Sunday at Noon
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, State College, Pa.
TV: Big Ten Network (Eric Collins, Stephanie White)
Radio: WTIC-FM 96.5, WILI-AM 1400 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske)
Series history: UConn, 8-3
Last meeting: UConn, 67-52, Gampel Pavilion, Dec. 6, 2012
Streaks: UConn W3; Penn State W2
4 MORIAH JEFFERSON, G, 5-7, So., 11.3 ppg – Only two turnovers in 77 minutes this season
30 BREANNA STEWART, F, 6-4, So., 16.3 – Scored 19 points in first half Friday at Maryland
14 BRIA HARTLEY, G, 5-7, Sr., 12.0 – Terrible shooting night (4 of 21) at Maryland
31 STEFANIE DOLSON, C, 6-5, Sr., 11.7 – Averaging 7.7 rebounds; has two three-pointers.
12 SANIYA CHONG, G, 5-8, Fr., 4.7 – Debuted with no turnovers in 25 minutes against Hartford
41 KIAH STOKES, F, 6-4, Jr., 4.7 – Already has 10 blocked shots in 71 minutes
13 BRIANNA BANKS, G, 5-9, Jr., 4.0 – Nine points in 25 minutes at Maryland
PENN STATE (2-0)
33 MAGGIE LUCAS, G, 5-10, Sr., 28.0 ppg– All-American candidate; 297 career three-pointers
23 ARIAL EDWARDS, F, 6-3, Sr., 20.0 – Scored 17 points in Fordham win
2 DARA TAYLOR, G, 5-8, Sr., 13.0 – Maryland transfer; All Big Ten Defensive Team
1 CANDICE AGEE, F, 6-1, So., 7.5 – Played for USA Basketball’s U19 program
What to watch
Nurse Please: This likely is the final day in the recruitment of Class of 2014 guard Kia Nurse of Canada. She is expected to attend Sunday’s game and choose between UConn and Penn State no later than Wednesday, the end of the current signing period.
Washington is watching: Washington Mystics Coach Mike Thibault will attend his third UConn game this week. While not in this year’s WNBA lottery, he likely is in position to draft Dolson, Hartley or Lucas in the first round.
It Was A Bad Night: Hartley’s poor shooting on Friday was exemplified by missing all 11 three-point attempts. So it’s all up from here.
Long time coming: Penn State has lost its last meetings with UConn dating to 1983, which means it has never defeated a team coached by Geno Auriemma.