A Look At Penn State Vs. UConn

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No. 10 PENN STATE vs. No.  2 UCONN WOMEN

Site: Gampel Pavilion

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: SNY (Andrew Catalon, Meghan Culmo and Kerith Burke)

Radio: WTIC-AM 1080 (Bob Joyce and Debbie Fiske)

Series history: UConn, 7-3

Last meeting: March 25, 2012, UConn, 77-59, Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport

Streaks:  Penn State W1; UConn W7

PENN STATE (6-1)

33 MAGGIE LUCAS, G, 5-9, Jr., 21.4 ppg– Shooting 56 percent from three (23 of 41)

20 ALEX BENTLEY, G, 5-7, Sr., 12.3 ppg – Leads team with 34 assists, 30 steals

54 NIKKI GREENE, C, 6-4, Sr., 8.6 ppg – Leading rebounder has nine blocks

24 MIA NICKSON, F, 6-2, Sr., 9.0 ppg – Shooting just 38.2 percent from the floor

23 ARIAL EDWARDS, F, 6-2, Jr., 9.0 ppg – Has started six of team’s seven games

2 DARA TAYLOR, G, 5-8, Jr., 6.1 ppg – Maryland transfer; shooting just 1 of 12 from three

UCONN (7-0)

5 CAROLINE DOTY, G, 5-10, Sr., 4.4 – Averaging 17.6 minutes; back in starting lineup

14 BRIA HARTLEY, G, 5-7, Jr., 7.4 – Uncharacteristic struggle (9 of 15) from foul line

31 STEFANIE DOLSON, C, 6-5, Jr., 13.1 – Shooting 60 percent from field with 26 assists

34 KELLY FARIS, G, 5-11, Sr., 9.7 – No turnovers in 34 minutes vs. Maryland

13 BRIANNA BANKS, G, 5-9, So., 9.7 – Offensive renaissance, shooting 63.2 percent from field

30 BREANNA STEWART, F, 6-3, Fr., 16.3 ppg – WNBA’s Mike Thibault compares her to NBA’s Kevin Love.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

SUSPENDED FRIENDSHIP: Lucas was a high school teammate of Doty at Germantown (Pa.) Academy. And after Doty’s first knee injury, playing soccer in the fall of 2008, Lucas was forced to take over Doty’s point guard spot as a sophomore. The pair played together for Lucas’ freshman and sophomore seasons.

SERIES RESUMED: The Lady Lions and Huskies will continue a two-game series at some point during the 2013-14 season in State College, Pa. Four of their last five games against each other have come in the NCAA Tournament.

DEFENSE: The Huskies are outscoring opponents by 44.0 per game. Stewart also leads them in rebounding (6.4) with Dolson (6.3) right behindThe Lady Lions have lost seven in a row to the Huskies, all of which have been played at neutral sites, including last season’s Sweet Sixteen game in Bridgeport. Nickson had 19 points and five rebounds in that loss. Lucas added 15 points and three assists.

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “A Look At Penn State Vs. UConn

  1. Village Idiot

    What’s the starting line up?? From the above it looked like Banks maybe in it. She’s earned a lot with her heads up play this year. This looks like a great game to play a lot of Tuck, Jefferson and Stokes maybe their nerves will settle down and they will all make some baskets under the hoop.
    Lots of people dissed Dolson with the mug fest against MD. I think she played a very good (not great) game. Uconn needs more of these to prepare for Stanford-they are a team that strong arms opponents, especially at home. They took Maya completely out her game twice, don’t let that happen to Dolson and Stewart.
    I love the side story of Lucas and Doty.

  2. Celtic Pride

    Uconn fans can always do as Dan Ackroyd did in Celtic Pride kidnap Griner or Omgumikie and Uconn will win both games.
    I say what ever it takes.

  3. Bob Schless

    John, no big deal, but the sweet 16 game with Pemm St last year was at URI

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