Coaches: Rene Portland is 574-200 in her 25th season at Penn State and 661-229 overall. Pam Borton is 66-18 in her third season at Minnesota and 168-69 overall.
Series: Penn State leads the all-time series 18-3.
Last meeting: Minnesota beat Penn State 74-56 on Feb. 8, 2004.
TV: FSN Pittsburgh (tape delay at 2:00 p.m.), FSN Detroit, FSN Chicago, FSN North
Radio: Penn State Sports Network (Jerry Fisher, Matt McDonald)
Penn State G Jess Strom, 5-7 Sr. (14.9 ppg), G Tanisha Wright, 5-11 Sr. (20.1 ppg), G Jennifer Harris, 6-0 So. (11.9 ppg), F Ashli Schwab, 6-3 Sr. (6.3 ppg), F Amanda Brown, 6-4 So. (7.7 ppg).
Minnesota G Shannon Schonrock, 5-6 Jr. (10.6 ppg), G April Calhoun, 5-8 Jr. (6.3 ppg), F Jamie Broback, 6-3 So. (13.1 ppg), F Shannon Bolden, 5-11 Jr. (6.2 ppg), C Janel McCarville, 6-2 Sr. (15.6 ppg),
Quick Quiz: Strom needs four more 3-pointers to move into a tie for third all-time at Penn State. Who is currently in third place?
Penn State Notes:
The Lady Lions are 10-0 all-time at home against Minnesota.
Penn States loss to Northwestern snapped a six-game winning streak.
The Lady Lions have not last back to back games since their three-game losing streak in November.
Fans are encouraged to wear white for the game, and the first 2,000 fans will receive a Nittany Lion mascot bobblehead.
Stat Watch: Penn State is allowing 64.6 points per game
The Golden Gophers had off Thursday and have had an entire week to prepare for their matchup against the Lady Lions.
Minnesotas 6-1 record in the conference is its best start since the 1982-83 season.
Sophomore Kelly Roysland came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points in Minnesotas win against Illinois.
Bolden leads the Big Ten in 3-point shooting percentage, hitting 48.6 percent of her attempts from beyond the arc.
McCarville is the Big Tens leading rebounder, pulling down 10.2 boards per game.
Stat Watch: Minnesota is allowing 53.1 points per game.
Quiz Answer: Tiffany Longworth.
FOS Prediction: Penn State 62, Minnesota 59
Comment: Look for the Lady Lions to rebound from their disappointing loss to Northwestern.