The No. 18 Lady Lions (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) are in the state of Michigan to take on two of the Big Ten’s best — the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans.
Tonight the squad faces the Wolverines and hopes to have the same success that they had earlier this season when the two teams faced off, with the Lions getting the best of the Wolverines in a 78-63 game. In that contest, the Lions shot 55 percent from the floor and Maggie Lucas led the way with 22 points.
On the other hand, they didn’t have much luck against Michigan State when they played them earlier. As they head to East Lansing for a Sunday rematch, they’ll try to avenge their 75-65 loss to the Spartans. In that game, they found themselves down by 22 points at the half, and despite 28 second half points from Maggie Lucas, they couldn’t dig themselves out of that hole.
Here are our predictions for the Michigan game:
Aaron Dunlevy: Penn State wins it, 71-67. Watch for Maggie Lucas to get back on track after scoring seven in her last game. They’ll need her to win.
Tim Gilbert: Penn State wins, 77-76. Watch for the this to be the first game of the Lady Lions’ season that comes down to the last shot.
Dan Norton: Penn State wins, 75-65. Look for a lead not to eclipse single digits for either team the duration of the game.
Guest predictor: Tim Schoen (Collegian wrestling reporter): Penn State wins, 68-58. Watch for huge games from Alex Bentley and Talia East.