Hoops du Jour
PSU women vs Illinois
Tipoff: 7 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center, University Park
Records: Penn State (12-8), Illinois (9-12)
Coaches: Coquese Washington is 193-143 in her tenth season at Penn State and overall. Nancy Fahey is 9-12 in her first season at Illinois and 746-145 overall.
Radio: Live audio at gopsusports.com
Probable Starters: Penn State — G Teniya Page, 5-7 Jr. (17.2), G Amari Carter, 5-8 So. (15.3), G Jaida Travascio-Green, 6-2 So. (12.2), G Siyeh Frazier, 5-9 So. (7.8), F De’Janae Boykin, 6-2 So. (6.8). Illinois — G Brandi Beasley, 5-6 So. (11.8), G Kennedy Cattlehead, 5-10 Sr. (5.6), G Petra Holesinska, 5-9 So. (6.8), F Alli Andrews, 6-2 So. (8.2), F Alex Wittinger, 6-1 Jr. (13.6).
Notes: Penn State defeated Rutgers 70-67 Thursday. Teniya Page had 31 points and hit four of five free throws in the final seconds to ice the game. She is eighth in the conference in scoring…..Illinois lost 42-86 at Michigan Thursday. The Illini have lost eight in a row. Wittinger ranks both third in the Big Ten with 8.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
Mirror prediction: Penn State 71, Illinois 58
Comment: Penn State has won 11 of 12 against the Illini.
Mirror prediction record: 13-7
— Thomas Schlarp