The first occasion when that Penn State met No. 14 Ohio Express this season, the outcome was not beautiful.
Much the same as in that amusement fourteen days prior, the Woman Lions were dominated on Sunday as they fell behind ahead of schedule and couldn’t stay aware of the Buckeyes for 40 minutes in a 89-64 crush.
Penn State has played some of its best ball of the season at home and came into the diversion searching for a season-characterizing win that would give the group a noteworthy lift heading into the Huge Ten Competition.
Teniya Page and Jaida Travascio-Green each contributed strong exhibitions unpleasantly, however it wasn’t sufficient to beat the ability and experience of Enormous Ten-driving Ohio State.
The Woman Lions are currently 15-14 on the season and completed with a record of 6-10 in Enormous Ten meeting play.
Mitchell and Mavunga lead the Buckeyes
The Woman Lions realized that the hardest test in this diversion would back off the dynamic pair of Kelsey Mitchell and Stephanie Mavunga.
The two have found the middle value of a joined 41 focuses per amusement this season and consumed Penn State in Columbus prior this season in the victory.
Sunday was the same.
Mitchell drove the scoring with 22 focuses on 8-21 shooting, while Mavunga forced her will from the opening tip, completing with 21 and 14 bounce back on a proficient 9-11 from the floor.
The two players figure to be in the discussion for All-Enormous Ten first group respects, and Mitchell will hope to bring home the Huge Ten Player of the Year grant for the second in a row season.
Penn State continues to struggle on offense
The Woman Lions have hit an unpleasant spell in all out attack mode end in their current slip and couldn’t get much going for most of the amusement.
The home side missed 19 of its initial 25 field objective endeavors and counted only 27 focuses in the primary half, contrasted with Ohio State’s 42.
The battles on offense turned out to be much more clear in the second half as the Buckeyes pulled away.
The solitary brilliant spot for Penn State was the play of the monitor pair of Jaida Travascio-Green and Teniya Page.
Green shot well all through the challenge, completing with 17 focuses on 6-11 shooting while her lesser partner included 19 purposes of her own.
Nonetheless, these were the main two players for Penn Express that would complete in twofold figures.
Lack of rebounding sinks the Lady Lions
One of the greatest issues that has tormented Penn Express throughout the entire season has been its failure to bounce back.
The Woman Lions are in the base third of the meeting in about each bouncing back metric, including complete bounce back, bouncing back edge and hostile sheets.
The hosts were outmatched from the begin on the glass, surrendering 18 hostile bounce back to the tune of 40 focuses in the paint and 21 additional opportunity focuses.
For the amusement, the Buckeyes outer bounded Penn State by a 48-29 edge and shot 37 percent from the floor.
Penn State will make a beeline for Indianapolis and go up against Illinois this Wednesday in the first round of the Huge Ten Competition.