Sophomore Lindsey Spann carried Penn State (6-9, 1-3) with 21 points, five rebounds, and three assist for the Lions, and knocked down three 3-point shots. Seniors Candice Agee and Brianna Banks also reached double digits while freshman Teniya Page chipped in with six points. However, as a team, the Lady Lions made only 40% of their shots from the field while the Badgers (6-8, 2-2) connected 50% along with drowning 12 three-point shots.
In the first half, both teams started the game slow with the game in single digits for both teams for majority of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Wisconsin went on a 12-2 run and took a 40-29 lead into halftime, giving Penn State plenty of time to rally back in the second quarter.
While Penn State played Wisconsin close in the first half, the biggest setback of the game for the Lady Lions occurred in the second half of the match. The Badgers outscored the Lady Lions by 21 points in the third and fourth quarters and although Penn State outscored Wisconsin in the closing 10 minutes of the match, Penn State unable to come back from such a large deficient.
The Lady Lions return home Wednesday night for a midweek matchup against the Nebraska Cornhskers at 7pm. The game will stream live on BTN2go as well as a radio broadcast on the Penn State Sports Network. The team will also host Michigan Sunday at 2pm for the 10th Annual Pink Zone.