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Final

Iowa State 59

(3-1, 1-0 away)

(17) Penn State 66

(4-1, 2-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 25, 2011

    1 2 T
    ISU 28 3159
    #17PSU 37 2966

    Top Performers

    Iowa State: B. Williamson 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Penn State: M. Lucas 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Penn State's Maggie Lucas key down the stretch in win over Iowa State

    Associated Press

    RENO, Nev. -- Maggie Lucas scored 18 points, including six in the final minutes, to help Penn State (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) beat Iowa State 66-59 in the opening round of the John Ascuaga's Nugget Classic on Friday.

    The Nittany Lions (4-1) will play Nevada (2-2) on Saturday for the tournament championship.

    The Cyclones (3-1) were within two points with 4:30 left in the game after a Jessica Schroll jumper, but the Nittany Lions closed on a 9-4 run.

    Lucas matched her season high to lead three Penn State players in double figures. Zhaque Gray scored 14 points and Alex Bentley had 13.

    Brynn Williamson led Iowa State with 15 points.

    Penn State was up 37-28 at halftime and led by as many as 12 in the game. The Nittany Lions overcame 58 percent free throw shooting (15-for-26) and 32 fouls called against them compared to 18 by Iowa State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ISU
    PSU
    Points 59 66
    FG Made-Attempted 17-53 (.321) 23-63 (.365)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-26 (.231) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-35 (.543) 15-26 (.577)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 32 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 12

    Game Leaders

     
    ISU
    PSU
    PointsB. Williamson 15M. Lucas 18
    ReboundsC. Poppens 17M. Nickson 13
    AssistsJ. Schroll 2A. Bentley 3
    StealsJ. Schroll 1A. Bentley 4
    BlocksH. Christofferson 2N. Greene 1

    2011-12 Season

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