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(14) Penn State 82

(11-3, 2-0 Big Ten)

Illinois 76

(7-8, 0-2 Big Ten)

    9:00 PM ET, January 9, 2014

    State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

    1 2 T
    #14PSU 31 5182
    ILL 32 4476

    Top Performers

    Penn State: M. Lucas 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl

    Illinois: I. Crawford 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    No. 14 Penn State women hold off Illinois 82-76

    Associated Press

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Maggie Lucas scored 24 points as No. 14 Penn State beat Illinois 82-76 Thursday night.

    Trailing 79-61 with 3:06 remaining, Illinois used a 15-1 run, capped by an Alexis Smith 3-pointer with 23 seconds left, to pull within four, 80-76, but Maggie Lucas hit a pair of free throw 15 seconds later to seal the victory for Penn State (11-3, 2-0 Big Ten).

    Dara Taylor's conventional three-point play just over 2 minutes into the second half sparked a 22-5 Penn State run, giving the Lady Lions a 57-43 lead with 11:13 to play. They led by as many as 19.

    Jacqui Grant scored 10 of her 15 points in the first half as Illinois took a 32-31 lead into the break.

    Ariel Edwards scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Penn State, which overcame 27 turnovers.

    Ivory Crawford had 25 points and seven assists for Illinois (7-8, 0-2).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PSU
    ILL
    Points 82 76
    FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 27-66 (.409)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 10-35 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 29-35 (.829) 12-20 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 28 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    PSU
    ILL
    PointsM. Lucas 24I. Crawford 25
    ReboundsA. Edwards 11J. Grant 6
    AssistsD. Taylor 4I. Crawford 7
    StealsD. Taylor 2J. Grant 4

    2013-14 Season

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