GAME PREVIEW: Lady Lions vs. Dayton

Penn State opens NCAA Tournament action at the Jordan Center Saturday. Get the lowdown on what will be going down right here.

WHO: Penn State vs. Dayton

WHAT: NCAA Tournament First Round

WHEN/WHERE: Sat. 11:10 a.m., Bryce Jordan Center

RECORDS: Sixth seed Penn State (24-9, 11-5 Big Ten); 11th seed Dayton (21-11, 9-5 Atlantic 10)

COACHES: Coquese Washington is 65-59 in her fourth season at Penn State; Jim Jabir is 136-114 in his eighth season at Dayton.

TV: ESPN2 (Justin Kutcher, Brenda VanLengen)

RADIO: Penn State Sports Network (Jerry Fisher and Brian Tripp)


Penn State:
G Julia Trogele, Sr.
G Zhaque Gray, Jr.
G Alex Bentley, So.
F Mia Nickson, So.
C Nikki Greene, So.

G Kristin Daugherty, Sr.
F Justine Raterman, Jr.
F Patrice Lalor, Jr.
F Elle Queen, Jr.
C Casey Nance, Jr.


• Penn State is making its 22nd overall NCAA Tournament appearance and first since dropping a first-round decision to Liberty in the 2005 tournament.

• The Bryce Jordan Center is hosting the NCAA tourney for the sixth time. Penn State is a perfect 8-0 all-time in NCAA Tournament games at the Bryce Jordan Center.

• Freshman guard Maggie Lucas is currently 17th on Penn State's single-season scoring list with 533 points in 33 games. She needs 10 points to tie Kahadeejah Herbert for 16th place and 34 points to move into the Top 10 on the single-season list.

• Justine Raterman leads Dayton in scoring (16.5 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 rpg), while Patrice Lalor leads the team with 3.3 assists per game.

• The Lady Lions have split their only two games against Dayton with each team winning on the other squad's home court. PennState earned a 112-107 double overtime win in Dayton in this year's season opener Nov. 12.

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