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(12) Penn State 74

(21-5, 11-3 Big Ten)

(17) Purdue 63

(19-7, 9-4 Big Ten)

    6:00 PM ET, February 16, 2012

    Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana

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    #12PSU 35 3974
    #17PUR 33 3063

    Top Performers

    Penn State: M. Lucas 28 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Purdue: A. Guyton 12 Pts, 2 Reb

    Penn State rolls Purdue to maintain Big Ten lead

    Associated Press

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Maggie Lucas scored 28 points and Penn State (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) maintained its Big Ten lead by defeating Purdue (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) 74-63 Thursday night.

    It was the fifth straight win for the Lady Lions (21-5, 11-3), who have two home games remaining -- against Ohio State (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP), which trails Penn State by a half-game, and Minnesota -- before the Big Ten tournament begins March 1 in Indianapolis.

    Lucas scored 20 of her points in the second half, when Penn State pulled away from a 35-33 halftime lead.

    Mia Nickson had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Lions. Alex Bentley and Zhaque Gray added 10 points apiece.

    Guyton had 12 points to lead Purdue (19-7, 9-4), which has lost four of its last five following an 11-game winning streak. Chantel Poston had a game-high 12 rebounds for the Boilermakers.

    It was the only regular season meeting between the schools.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PSU
    PUR
    Points 74 63
    FG Made-Attempted 26-66 (.394) 26-64 (.406)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 1-10 (.100)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-26 (.615) 10-14 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 3

    Game Leaders

     
    PSU
    PUR
    PointsM. Lucas 28A. Guyton 12
    ReboundsM. Nickson 9C. Poston 12
    AssistsZ. Gray 3S. Ostarello 4
    StealsA. Bentley 4A. Howard 2
    BlocksM. Nickson 2C. Jones 4

    2011-12 Season

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