Women’s basketball prepares to play in Game 23 at Marquette on Sunday


Philadelphia – The Penn State women’s basketball team will return to the road for a four-game set after success at Paletra Arena. The game will begin on Sunday at Marquette 23, with a tip-off expected at 2 p.m. ET.

Game 8: Penn (5-2) at No. 23 Marquette (7-0)
Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 2:00 PM ET
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. | Al McGuire Center

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• This will be the first meeting between the two programs.

About the Golden Eagles
Marquette is one of eight teams in the top 25 with a perfect record, going 7-0.

• The Golden Eagles pulled off a commanding 88-59 victory in their last game against Memphis as Marquette had four players score in double figures, led by Liza Karlen who had 21 points, nine Rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks.

Ross Nkumu and Mackenzie Hale each added 17 points, while Jordan King added 14 points and a game-high six assists.

Marquette University averages 83 points per game, holds its opponents to 58 points, and averages 8.4 blocks and 4.3 interceptions per game.

Payne’s last outing
The Quakers defeated La Salle for the second straight year, 79-71, and picked up their first Big 5 win of the season, improving to 5-2.

For the fourth time this season, four Quakers players scored in double figures as juniors Stina Almquist The team scored 24 points, scoring more than 20 points for the fifth time in seven games. She shot .500% from the field (9-18) and .750% from the free throw line (6-8) while also adding six rebounds. Almquist averaged 19.7 points per game, ranking third in the Ivy League in scoring.

Advanced Jordan Obi Shot .500 (7-14) and added 18 points. Obi ranks in the top 10 in the Ivy League in points (13.3) and rebounds (6.4), and ranks in the top three in steals (2.3) and blocks (1.9).

• Freshman Mataya Gale She continued to impress with a double-digit performance, scoring 18 points, her second straight game scoring 10 or more points. She also contributed a career-high eight rebounds and three assists.

primary Liz Grouch She scored 17 points and 9 rebounds in her third game of the season, tying her career high in rebounds.

new duo Essé Auberville and sophomores Saniya Caldwell The Quakers dished out nine of their 21 total assists. Ogbeville dished out a career-high five assists, while Caldwell dished out a career-high four assists.

The Quakers shot over .500 in the game for the third time in four games. They made 33 of 63 shots on the night, a field goal percentage of .524, and were 10 of 12 in the free throw zone. Penn State’s .439 OPS this season ranks second in the Ivy League behind Columbia’s .440.

Statistics Leader
Almqvist leads the Quakers in points (19.7) and rebounds (7.0) per game and ranks third among all Ivy League players.

• Obi leads Penn State in steals (2.3) and blocks (1.9) and ranks in the top three among all Ivy League players in both categories.

Gayle leads the Red and Blue in assists (3.1) and is tied for top 10 in the Ivy League.

Groch leads the way with a .500 three-point shooting percentage, fifth among all Ivy League players.

Penn State ranks third among all Ivy teams in points per game (72) and point differential (5.4).

Looking to the future
The Quakers will continue with three more road games against Villanova (Dec. 5), Merrimack (Dec. 8) and Temple (Dec. 10).

• Penn will return to the Palestra on Dec. 30-31 to end the year against Maine and Gwynedd Mercy.Both games are scheduled to be played at 1 p.m.



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