Maggie Lucas scored 24 points, Alex Bentley added 23, and the Lady Lions picked up a big 93-73 win Sunday at No. 15 Nebraska.
The Lady Lions shot 53.7 percent from the floor, and Lucas’ outburst was her 10th 20-point game of the year and her eighth in her last 10 games. Five Lady Lions reached double-digit point totals in this one, as Zhaque Gray had 16 points and Mia Nickson and Nikki Greene both had 12. Nickson recorded her second double-double in her last four games with eleven rebounds.
Nebraska started the game hot on a 15-4 run. However, the Lady Lions slowly came back, cutting the lead to 44-38 at the break and outscoring Nebraska 55-29 in the second half.
Previously this season, Penn State took a loss at home to Nebraska to open Big Ten play. Their shooting in that game provided a stark contrast to the win; they made only 29.4 percent of their shots in December’s contest.
Penn State (13-4, 3-2 in the Big Ten) found themselves absent from the AP Poll for the first time all season at this week’s opening, one vote shy of the 25th spot. Now, after wins against Michigan and the Cornhuskers, it seems certain that they will return when a new poll is released tomorrow.