Posted November 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
Up by 20 points, or down 20. A preseason practice in an empty gym, or a Big Ten road game with title implications on the line. No matter the situation, Penn State's enthusiasm doesn't seem to waver. Confident and collected, the eighth-ranked Lady Lions are the preseason Big Ten favorites. Senior point guard Alex Bentley leads the way for a veteran team with the potential to play well into March. They seem to be just as happy playing hoops in October and November, too. The new season starts Sunday with a visit from Lafayette. ''They love being in front of a big crowd. They love being in front of nobody,'' Penn State coach Coquese Washington said about her team. ''As long as we have a ball, and a court, and a rim, what could be better than that?'' Well, a second straight Big Ten title and a deep run in the NCAA tournament would be a good start. Penn State (26-7, 13-3) is coming off its first NCAA regional semifinals appearance and first regular-season Big Ten title since 2004. ...
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