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Maggie Lucas scored 23 points and fourth-seeded Penn State defeated No. 13 seed UTEP 85-77 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Sunday.
Alex Bentley scored 21 and Zhaque Gray 15 for the Lady Lions (25-6), who trailed for much of the first half but led nearly all of the second en route to their second straight appearance in the second round.
Gloria Brown had 18 points and 10 rebounds for UTEP (29-3), which had not lost by more than three points all season before running into Penn State, the Big Ten regular-season champion.
Kayla Thornton added 15 and 12 rebounds, and Jenzel Nash scored 13 for the Miners, who led by as many as seven in the first half but fell behind by as much as 14 in the second.
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Brendan Mahon, of Randolph, New Jersey, becomes the fifth verbal commitment to Penn State for the class of 2013. Mahon is listed as the 26th best offensive tackle and a three star on Scout.com and listed as a four star on Rivals.com as the 190th best player in the nation.
Mahon's decision was made on St. Patricks Day and comes just eight days after Adam Breneman, the top tigh...
Penn Sate women's basketball takes on LSU in the second round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament tonight in Baton Rouge. Yesterday the coaches and players from both teams spoke with the media about the upcoming game, including Penn State's head coach Coquese Washington and guards Maggie Lewis and Alex Bentley.
Penn State and LSU square off tonight at 9:40 p.m...
The Penn State Lady Lion's opened the 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament with an 85-77 win against UTEP in Baton Rouge. Penn State moves on to the second round, where they will face the winner of LSU vs. San Diego State, which was tied at 27-27 at halftime.
The following quotes from the post game interviews were provided by LSU Athletics.
Head Coach Coquese Washington...
The parallel lives of Penn State coach Coquese Washington and LSU's Nikki Caldwell are about to cross paths again, with a guarantee that one will reach uncharted territory in their up-and-coming careers.
Washington, in her fifth season as a head coach, and Caldwell, in her fourth, are no strangers to the second round of the NCAA tournament, in which they'll meet Tuesday...
Penn State football lands fifth commitment in their Class of 2013 with the addition of New Jersey offensive tackle Brendan Mahon.
The parallel lives of Penn State coach Coquese Washington and LSU coach Nikki Caldwell are about to cross paths again, with a guarantee that one of them will reach uncharted territory in their up-and-coming coaching careers.
Washington, in her fifth season as a head coach, and Caldwell, in her fourth, are no strangers to the second round of the NCAA tournament, in which they'...
A pair of regular-season conference champions square off as fourth-seeded Penn State meets No. 13 seed UTEP in the first round of the Kingston regional Sunday at Baton Rouge.
Penn State (24-6) comes into the NCAA tournament off of a loss - not that there's any reason for coach Coquese Washington to be too concerned about that. The Lady Lions, the Big Ten regular season champs...
Woodbury (N.J.) High cornerback Anthony Averett, the New Jersey champ in the 55 meter dash, was offered by Penn State, and he gave a quick thought about it.
LSU collides with Penn State at the PMAC with a Sweet 16 berth on the line
Randolph (N.J.) High right tackle Brendan Mahon committed to Penn State on Saturday during an unofficial visit. So, what are the Nittany Lions getting in the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder? Scout.com breaks it down in this Scout's Take.
Lucas, Bentley shine as Penn State tops UTEP to advance in the NCAA Tournament in Baton Rouge.
The Nittany Lions blow away the competition in St. Louis, crowing three national champions along the way.
Penn State locks down it second-straight wrestling championship before the finals even begin. The Lions have a record five finalists.
Randolph (N.J.) High Brendan Mahon spent the last two days at Penn State, and by the time he left he was a member of the Nittany Lions' 2013 class. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Mahon spoke to Scout.com about his decision, and why Penn State is the right school for him.
Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) defensive back Chris Hawkins picked up an offer from Penn State this week, making it a grand total of twenty-four.