Coaches: Rene Portland is 579-201 in her 25th season at Penn State and 666-230 overall. Beth Combs is 5-21 in her first season at Northwestern and 49-66 overall.
Series: Penn State is 20-5 all-time against Northwestern.
Last meeting: Northwestern upset Penn State 59-48 Jan. 27.
TV: WPSX, FSN Pittsburgh
Radio: Penn State Sports Network (Jerry Fisher, Matt McDonald).
Next up: Penn State travels to Ohio State a week from Sunday while Northwestern travels to Wisconsin Wednesday.
Penn State - G Jess Strom, 5-7 Sr. (15.6 ppg), G Tanisha Wright, 5-11 Sr. (19.2 ppg), G Jennifer Brenden, 5-10 Sr. (4.5 ppg), F Ashli Schwab, 6-3 Sr. (6.1 ppg), F Amanda Brown, 6-4 So. (7.1 ppg).
Northwestern - G Samantha McComb, 5-8 Sr. (7.0 ppg), G Sara Stutz, 6-0 Fr. (7.5 ppg), F Ifeoma Okonkwo, 5-10 Jr. (11.6 ppg), F Melissa Miller, 6-1 Fr. (4.1 ppg), C Sarah Kwasinski, 6-4 Sr. (11.6 ppg).
Quick Quiz: Wright is currently fourth all-time on the Lady Lions' scoring list. Who are the top three Penn State scorers of all-time?
Penn State Notes:
Seniors Wright, Strom, Brenden, Schwab and Hazel Joseph will be playing their last regular-season game at the Jordan Center and will be honored before the tip.
Penn State can win the Big Ten title for the third year in a row if its win its last two games against, Northwestern and at Ohio State.
Strom did not make the trip to Northwestern earlier in the season because of the flu.
With a win, the Lady Lions will have gone undefeated at home in two of the last three years.
Brenden has been named to the ESPN Magazine Academic All-District Second Team, as selected by CoSIDA.
Stat Watch: Penn State is shooting 78.4 percent from the line, best in the Big Ten.
The Wildcats are 10th in the Big Ten in scoring defense, allowing 70.7 points per game.
Northwestern's opponents are pulling down 5.8 more rebounds on average than the Wildcats. That is the worst rebounding margin in the conference.
The Wildcats scored a season-low 33 points in their last game (against Illinois). They trailed 42-12 at halftime of that game.
Northwestern has lost five straight games since upsetting Penn State Jan. 27.
Okonkwo led all scorers with 19 points the first time the two teams met.
Stat Watch: Northwestern is shooting 67.3 percent from the line, last in the Big Ten.
Quiz Answer: Kelly Mazzante, Susan Robinson and Kahadeejah Herbert hold the top three spots on the Lady Lions all-time scoring list.
FOS Prediction: Penn State 75, Northwestern 58
Comment: Look for the Lady Lions to come out fired up on Senior Day and easily avenge their loss to the Wildcats earlier this season.
FOS Prediction Record: 9-2.