Penn State Dayton Preview
NCAA Women First Round
#11 Dayton Flyers (21-11) Atlantic Ten
# 6 Penn State Nittany Lions (24-9) Big Ten
Saturday, March 19th Tip-Off 11:10pm (Radio: AM 1440 WNPV)
Site: Bryce Jordan Center / Penn State
Winner plays DePaul-Navy winner on Monday
Dayton is led by junior Justine Raterman (16.5pts / 7.4rebs) per game. She has already scored a career 1,396 points and is a 55 percent shooter from the floor. Senior Kristin Daugherty is a 1,000 point scorer who averages (12.5pts) per game. She is also the teams best three point shooter (44-88 .500) As a team, the Flyers shoot 36 percent from beyond the arc. Junior Patrice Lalor is the has picked the opponents pockets (46) times this year. She also is the team assist (3.4) per game leader. Head coach Jim Jabir is the all-time leader in wins in school history. Dayton is 4-1 in their last five games. This is their second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Last year they lost in the second round to Tennessee.
Penn State has three players that average double digit scoring ( Fr Maggie Lucas 16.2 / Alex Bentley 13.9 / Mia Nickson 10.5)
Lucas (Germantown Academy) and junior Renee Womack (Methacton) are two area players on the Penn State roster. Womack has appeared in 31 games this season. Lucas has the Penn State freshman scoring record (533) points. Penn State is a 42 percent shooting team from three point range. Penn State is 26-21 all time in the NCAA tournament. The Lady Lions are 8-0 in the tournament at home. The last participated in 2005 losing in the first round to Liberty.
The all-time series is tied at 1-1.
This is rematch of the season opener for both teams as the Lady Lions topped the Flyers on Nov. 12, 112-107 in double overtime.