MSU went with a new lineup to start the game with the substitution of junior Seneca Anderson for freshman Blessing Chekwa. In 16 minutes, Anderson posted a season-high six points and pulled down five boards. Sophomore Tan White had a tough night, going 9-25 from the floor for 20 total points. Freshman Blessing Chekwa was the third highest scorer, contributing a career-high 10 points in her first career foul out.
With the Lady Bulldogs 22 offensive rebounds, they were able to put up a 42.9 field goal percentage but where it hurt them was on the charity stripe. MSU went 3-for-8 from the free throw line with a 37.5 percentage on the game, while PSU was almost perfect, going 22-24, with a 91.7 free throw percentage.
With the win Penn State goes to 3-0 overall on the season and MSU falls to 2-1. PSU advances to the WNIT Championship game on Sunday, Nov. 24 to play the winner of the Kansas State/Southern California.
The Lady Bulldogs face their second top-25 opponent in a couple days on Friday, No. 18 Cincinnati. MSU looks to avenge its 74-57 loss to the Bearcats last season. The game is slated to tip-off at 7 p.m. (CT) in the Humphrey Coliseum.