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penn-state-logoPenn State vs. DePaul
NCAA Women Second Round
Philadelphia Regioon
# 3  DePaul Blue Demons            (28-6)      Big East
# 6  Penn State Nittany Lions     (25-9)      Big Tenn
Monday, March 21st Tip-Off 7pm (Radio: AM 1440 WNPV) 
Site: Bryce Jordan Center / Penn State
Winner plays Duke-Marist winner on Sunday 


DePaul is making its ninth consecutive and the program’s 16th NCAA Championship appearance. The number three seed is highest in school history. DePaul is 1-5 in NCAA second round games. The Blue Demons average 74.4 points per game that ranks them 24th in the nation. Have scored 40 or more poinst in the first half twelve times this year. DePaul's leading scorer is junior Keisha Hampton who averages 16 points per game. Teammate Felicia Chester chips in with 11 points a game but also leads the team in rebounds with an average of 6.5 per contest. DePaul has had three games this season where they turned the ball over less then ten times.

Penn State is now 9-0 in the NCAA tournament at home and 14-3 on the home court this season. They are 9-7 all-time in second round game. The Lady Lions continue to lead the nation (.422) in three-point shooting.  Every player that played in the win over Dayton scored a point. Sophomore Mia Nickson lead all scorers in the win with 25 points. Teammate Mia Nickson recorded her sixth double-double of the season  (14 points / 10 rebounds) and was a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line. A win over DePaul would put the Lady Lions into the Sweet Sixteen for the twelve time.

This is the fifth meeting between the two and the first since the 92-93 season. Penn State leads the series 4-0. This is this is the third meeting at Penn State. It is the second NCAA meeting between the two teams. Penn State won that game 77-54 in the 1992 tournament.

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