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Maggie Lucas and Penn State used the Big Ten's most potent offense to win the conference title for the second straight season.
Lucas showed up on Saturday, but the rest of the offense was gone.
The eighth-ranked Lady Lions shot 22 percent in a 54-46 loss to Michigan State in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
''We didn't shoot the ball well at all,'' coach Coquese Washington said. ''They shot the ball much better than we did. We had too many stretches where we got pretty decent looks that didn't go down.''
Lucas, the conference player of the year, had 23 points and nine rebounds, but none of her teammates scored in double figures.
''They played good defense,'' said Alex Bentley, who was 3 for 15 from the field. ''They tried to stop us from getting in the lane. They forced us to go into the baseline. We just couldn't get our offense going.''
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