Posted January 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
One of the tallest players on No. 7 Penn State's roster is one of the most soft-spoken members of the team. Six-foot-4 center Nikki Greene has taken her aggression out in the paint, scrambling for rebounds and maneuvering down low in the post. She's been the perfect complement for prolific shooting guard Maggie Lucas and playmaker Alex Bentley during the Lady Lions' best stretch of basketball during a season in which they have their best record in nearly two decades. ''When she's playing the way she is, you have to account for her,'' coach Coquese Washington said before practice Wednesday. ''It just gives us more weapons when she's playing that way, and gives everybody else a lot of confidence.'' Penn State (17-2, 7-0) has its best record since going 22-2 to start the 1993-94 season. Winners of 11 straight, the Lady Lions have also won a school-record 14 Big Ten straight games dating back to last season. Opposing defenses are well aware of Lucas and Bentley, two of the best pla...
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