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Women’s Basketball Faces Rutgers In Road Matchup On Sunday

Women’s Basketball Faces Rutgers In Road Matchup On Sunday


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State women’s basketball team takes on Rutgers on Sunday, February 13 in a Big Ten road matchup. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at Jersey Mike’s Arena with a broadcast on B1G+.

The Lady Lions, led by head coach Carolyn Kieger, are 9-14 overall and 3-10 in Big Ten action. Penn State had a strong comeback attempt, but fell short, 81-77 at Purdue on Wednesday. Makenna Marisa earned her fourth 30-point game of the season with 31 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter.

 

FOLLOW ALONG

 
OPENING TIP

  • The Lady Lions visit Rutgers on Sunday for a Big Ten contest.
  • Penn State trails 31-20 in the all-time series.
  • The Lady Lions earned a 52-48 win over Rutgers earlier this season.
  • Penn State had a furious fourth-quarter comeback, but fell short at Purdue, 81-77, on Wednesday.
  • The blue and white scored 32 points in the quarter, led by Makenna Marisa’s 19.
  • Marisa tallied 31 points for her fourth 30-point game of the season. She added seven rebounds and seven assists.
  • With four 30-point games, Marisa has the most by a PSU player since Teniya Page’s four in 2016-17.
  • Marisa ranks sixth in the nation averaging 22.7 points per game and averages 23.6 points per     contest against Big Ten opponents.
  • Penn State recorded 16 steals at Purdue, its most in a Big Ten game since February 10, 2013 against Michigan State (17).
  • The Lady Lions rank second in the Big Ten in steals per game (9.9) and total steals (227).
  • Shay Hagans and Leilani Kapinus are tied second in the conference with 44 total steals and sit third in the league averaging 1.91 steals per game.

 
SCOUTING RUTGERS

  • Rutgers is led by C. Vivian Stringer, in her 27th season at the helm. Stringer is 539-291 in her time at Rutgers.
  • She has led Rutgers to 17 NCAA Tournaments and two Final Fours.
  • However, Stringer announced in early November that she would not coach this season due to COVID-19 concerns.
  • Associate head coach Timothy Eastman has served as the head coach on game days.
  • The Scarlet Knights are 7-17 this season and 0-12 in Big Ten play.
  • Last Sunday, Rutgers fell 61-57 against No. 21 Ohio State.
  • The Scarlet Knights are averaging 55.4 points per game, paced by Osh Brown’s 10.0 ppg. Shug Dickson is contributing 7.8 ppg.
  • Brown ranks fourth in the Big Ten in rebounding, averaging 9.1 per game.
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