Records: Penn State 15-8, 10-2; Illinois 13-9, 5-4.
Series: Penn State is 12-7 all-time against Illinois.
Last meeting: Penn State beat Illinois 76-41 at the Jordan Center Jan. 13.
Radio: Penn State Sports Network (Jerry Fisher, Matt McDonald).
Next up: Penn State plays host to Wisconsin Thursday while Illinois enterains Northwestern Wednesday.
Penn State - G Jess Strom, 5-7 Sr. (15.1 ppg), G Tanisha Wright, 5-11 Sr. (19.5 ppg), G Jennifer Brenden, 5-10 Sr. (4.3 ppg), F Ashli Schwab, 6-3 Sr. (6.3 ppg), F Amanda Brown, 6-4 So. (7.3 ppg).
Illinois- G Maggie Acuna, 5-6 Jr. (1.9 ppg), G Tiffanie Guthrie, 5-10 Sr. (15.9 ppg), F Angelina Williams, 5-9 Sr. (19.3 ppg), F Erin Wigley, 6-1 So. (8.1 ppg), F Brittney Daugherty, 6-2 Jr. (2.2 ppg).
Quick Quiz: What Lady Lion is averaging the most points against Illinois for her career?
Penn State Notes:
Penn State is 13-3 when it shoots 40 percent or better.
The Lady Lions are ranked No. 22 in the most recent Summerville RPI ratings.
Strom is fifth in the Big Ten in 3-point shooting percentage, knocking down 39.3 percent of her attempts from the arc.
Schwab is fourth in the conference in offensive rebounds, averaging 2.83 per game.
Harris scored a career-high 26 points in Penn State's win against Illinois earlier this season.
Stat Watch: Penn State is shooting 79 percent from the line, which is the best in the conference.
Illinois is the worst 3-point shooting team in the conference, hitting just 27 percent of its attempts the arc.
Williams recently became the conference's leading scorer, averaging 19.6 points per game.
Guthrie failed to reach double digits scoring for the first time in 20 games against Wisconsin when she managed just seven points.
The Illini blew a 28-20 halftime lead against Wisconsin.
Illinois shot just 31.5 percent from the floor against Penn State the first time the two teams met.
Stat Watch: Illinois is shooting 69 percent from the line, ninth in the conference.
Quiz Answer: Jennifer Harris is averaging 15.5 points per game against the Illini.
FOS Prediction: Illinois 60, Penn State 56.
Comment: The Lady Lions have struggled on the road all season and Illinois likely remembers being humiliated at the Jordan Center earlier this season.
FOS Prediction Record: 8-1.