Big Ten Tournament Game Seven Notes




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GAME NOTES
• For the second time in the 11-year history of the Big Ten Tournament and the first since 2000, the Top 4 seeds have advanced to the semifinals. In 2000, No. 1 Penn State, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Purdue and No. 4 Illinois all advanced. Purdue beat Penn State 71-63 to win the Tournament championship.
• Penn State leads the all-time series 17-11 over Iowa, including the previous four and five of the last six contests.
• The Lady Lions hold a 2-0 advantage in Big Ten Tournament games over the Hawkeyes.
• Penn State will play Michigan State in the semifinals Sunday at 6 p.m.

PENN STATE (13-3 Big Ten, 19-9 Overall)
• Penn State improved to 19-8 all-time in Big Ten Tournament action, advancing to the semifinals for the ninth time in Tournament history.
• The contest was the first decided by three or less points for the Lady Lions this season. PSU improved to 7-3 when a game is decided by 10 or less points.
• After scoring only three points in the first half, Tanisha Wright tallied 14 second-half points, including eight in the final 3:55 of the contest, for a game total of 17. She is now 36 points shy of becoming the fourth player in Penn State history to score 2,000 points.
• Wright dished out seven assists in the contest, all of which came in the first half. It tied a season high and was one shy of her career high.
• Jess Strom led the Lady Lions with 21 points for her ninth 20-point game of the season. It also marked the 10th time Strom led the Lady Lions in scoring in the 2004-05 campaign.
• With 10 points and 12 rebounds, Ashli Schwab recorded her second double-double of the season and the fifth of her career.
• Jennifer Brenden set a career high with five steals. She tied her previous best (4) in the first half.

IOWA (8-8 Big Ten, 20-9 Overall)
• Iowa is 12-10 all-time in Big Ten Tournament games.
• Jamie Cavey moved into fourth place on Iowa's all-time list for career blocks with five swats against the Lady Lions. Cavey has 90 career blocks and replaced Cathy Marx (1990-94) on the list. She is 24 away from third place.
• Cavey tallied 21 points and 11 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the seasons.
• Guard Jenna Armstrong hit her 100th career 3-pointer with 4:27 remaining in the first half. She had two treys in the game.
• Iowa led 34-31 at halftime but fell to 16-2 this season when leading at the break.


 

 

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