The No. 19 Lady Lions (16-5, 6-3 in the Big Ten) are playing the Indiana Hoosiers (5-17, 0-9) tonight at 7 in the Bryce Jordan Center. To be quite frank, this one shouldn’t be close; Indiana has the single-worst record among any women’s basketball team in a major conference and is the only winless team in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers are last in the conference in both points scored per game and points allowed per game. Coquese Washington’s Lady Lions are second and sixth, respectively.
The halftime show, which will pit a team of PSU celebrities and coaches such as Larry Johnson Sr. and Jr. and hockey coach Guy Gadowsky against the Penn State wheelchair basketball team, might be more entertaining than the real game.
Of course, crazier things have definitely happened. And to be fair, the Lady Lions are 4-6 in their last ten games against Indiana. In their last meeting, which came last season, Penn State needed an 18-5 run to best the Hoosiers.
Anyway, here are our predictions for tonight’s game.
Tim Gilbert: Lady Lions win, 94-55. Watch Penn State to play with a chip on its shoulder and avenge its Sunday road loss to Michigan State with aplomb.
Aaron Dunlevy: Lady Lions win, 89-63. Watch for forward Mia Nickson to go off for the second game in a row and record a double-double.
Dan Norton: Lady Lions win, 96-69. Watch for double-digit points from center Tori Waldner.