UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. --The Penn State women's basketball will return to the Bryce Jordan Center for a Valentine's Day matchup with Northwestern on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The Big Ten contest between the Lady Lions (14-12, 5-8 B1G) and Wildcats (9-17, 2-10 B1G) will tip off at 7 p.m. and be available via BTN2go and on GoPSUsports.com.
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// Parent/Child Date Night
// Jared Box game - bring toys to donate to the Jared Box project
// Fans can follow along with Penn State's home contest vs. Northwestern on Twitter and Instagram (@PennStateWBB), or via live audio, live stats and live video with the links to the right.
Series Quick Facts
// Penn State and Northwestern will meet for the 45th time in program history on Wednesday in the only meeting this season between the two programs. MORE ON PAGE 4
// The Lady Lions have won 12-straight games over the Wildcats dating back to a Feb. 24, 2008 loss at Northwestern. The streak is tied for the longest in Penn State's B1G history. MORE ON PAGE 16
// Penn State is 9-6 all-time on Saint Valentine's Day, including a 5-4 mark in Big Ten play, with a win over Illinois, 80-62, last season in Champaign. MORE ON PAGE 5
// Penn State currently ranks among the NCAA top-25 as a team in free throws attempted and free throws made, leading the Big Ten in both categories. MORE ON PAGE 14 & 25
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter posted her 19th multi-steal game of the season at Minnesota on Feb. 11 and continues to lead the Big Ten in steals with 69 on the season. MORE ON PAGE 9 & 32
// Junior Teniya Page is closing in on joining an exclusive group of Lady Lions, as she searches for her 1,500th point and has already reached the 300-assist mark for her career. MORE ON PAGE 7
// Page poured in 34 points vs. Rutgers on Jan. 18 to mark the sixth 30-point game of her career and write her name in some elite company, again, in Penn State history. MORE ON PAGE 6 & 38
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green made her 100th career 3-pointer at Purdue on Jan. 28, making her the 16th Lady Lion to reach the century mark from distance. MORE ON PAGE 6, 10 & 48
// Penn State faced its toughest start to a conference season in program history, facing three ranked foes in its first four games to start the B1G slate. MORE ON PAGE 16
// Head coach Coquese Washington is looking for her 200th career victory, entering the game with 195 career wins. MORE ON PAGE 13
// Penn State is one of 11 Division I programs to enter the 2017-18 season with zero seniors on its roster, including one of only two power five conference teams. MORE ON PAGE 15
Last Five Games
// Penn State is 1-4 over its last five games, with its lone win coming against Michigan State on Feb. 4 at the Bryce Jordan Center.
// Looking at the three main statistical categories, Penn State is minus-13.4 in scoring margin, a minus-10.0 in rebounding margin, while owning a plus-4.2 edge in turnover margin.
// The Lady Lions have 43 steals (8.6 spg) over the last five games, including three games with 10-plus swipes.
// The 43 steals have helped Penn State force 75 turnovers (15.0 tpg) during that stretch, including back-to-back 20-turnover games vs. Michigan State and at Iowa.
// Junior Teniya Page is pouring in 19.8 points per game, reaching double-figures in each contest, including three 20-point contests. She reached the 20-point plateau at Purdue (25), at Iowa (23) and at Minnesota (22).
// Page is 33-of-37 from the free throw stripe over that stretch (89.2%) averaging 6.6 makes and 7.4 attempts per game.
// Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter has scored in double-figures in four-straight games and is averaging 12.6 points per game over the last five contests.
// Carter also has a team-best 13 steals (2.6 spg) and 20 assists (4.0 apg) during that stretch, while adding 4.0 rebounds per game.
// Sophomore Jaida Travascio-Green has hit 16 3-pointers during the last five games and has chipped in 12.6 points per game. Her streak of seven-straight double-figure scoring games was snapped at Minnesota when she tallied just eight points.
Scouting the Wildcats
// Northwestern enters Wednesday's contest with a 9-17 overall record and a 2-10 mark in the Big Ten, currently on a seven-game skid.
// As a team, the Wildcats are among the bottom tier of the NCAA in rebounds per game (35.3 rpg), but that is in large part thanks to a top-75 field goal percentage (42.9).
// Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah leads the team with 11.2 rebounds per game, which sits No. 14 nationally and No. 2 in the Big Ten. Her 291 boards are No. 10 in the NCAA and No. 2 in the conference.
// Kunaiyi-Akpanah is adding 10.6 points per game and has 14 double-doubles on the season, a total that is top-10 in the NCAA and No. 2 in the Big Ten.
// Lindsey Pulliam leads the team in scoring with 14.8 points per game, sitting among the top-100 in free throws made (92) and free throw percentage (83.6).
// Jordan Hamilton is handing out a team-best 4.7 assists, a total that sits No. 83 in the NCAA and No. 7 in the Big Ten.
Last Meeting -- Penn State 74, at Northwestern 58 (Feb. 5, 2017)
// Teniya Page logged a team-best 18 points and eight assists, leading the team in both categories in the same game for the 12th time in her career to that point.
// Page's eight assists gave her 213 for her career, moving her into No. 27 all-time at Penn State.
// Jaida Travascio-Green reached double-digits in the scoring column for the fifth time this season with 12 points in her first game returning to the Chicagoland area as a collegiate student-athlete.
// Travascio-Green notched three 3-pointres to move her season total to 36 makes from distance, moving her into a tie for No. 7 on the freshman 3-pointers made charts.
// Kaliyah Mitchell grabbed nine rebounds to move her career total 632 boards, which was tied for No. 20 all-time at Penn State with Mia Nickson (2011-13) at the time.
// Mitchell added 12 points for her eighth double-figure scoring game of the season.
// Sierra Moore scored 10 points for her 13th double-figure scoring game of the season.
// Peyton Whitted was the first Lady Lion in double-figures, finishing with 12 tallies to mark her fifth game this season with 10-plus points.
// Penn State placed five players in double-figures for the first time since doing so against Saint Peter's on Nov. 13, 2016.
// It was the first Big Ten game with five players scoring 10-plus points since last season at Northwestern on Feb. 17, 2016.
// The Lady Lions owned the rebounding edge, 42-36, for the 19th time in 2016-17.
// The Penn State bench piled up a 23-7 edge in bench points, out-scoring the opposition's reserves for the 20th time in 23 games this season.
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