Hoops du Jour
PSU women vs. Michigan St.
Tipoff: 2 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center, University Park
Records: Penn State (13-10), Michigan State (14-9)
Coaches: Coquese Washington is 194-145 in her 11th season at Penn State and overall. Suzy Merchant is 239-117 in her 11th season at Michigan State and 440-237 overall.
Radio: Live audio at gopsusports.com
Probable Starters: Penn State — G Teniya Page, 5-7 Jr. (17.9), G Amari Carter, 5-8 So. (14.7), G Jaida Travascio-Green, 6-2 So. (12.3), G Siyeh Frazier, 5-9 So. (7.3), F De’Janae Boykin, 6-2 So. (7.1). Michigan State — G Taryn McCutcheon, 5-5 So. (8.4), G Brandais Agee, 6-0 Sr. (10.6), F Nia Hollie, 6-0 So. (4.8) F Sidney Cooks, 6-4 Fr. (11.0), C Jenna Allen, 6-4 Jr. (10.4).
Notes: Penn State lost 94-64 at Ohio State Wednesday. … Jaida Travascio-Green’s four 3-pointers gave her 10 games this season of at least 3-plus makes from distance. … Teniya Page ranks 11th in the nation averaging 17.9 points per game. …Michigan State lost 71-68 to Iowa Thursday. … The Spartans rank 12th in the country with 415 assists. …Only Taryn McCutcheon averages over 30 minutes a game.
Mirror prediction: Penn State 70, Michigan State 67
Comment: Michigan State has lost four-straight since losing Shay Colley to an injury.
Mirror prediction record: 15-8
— Thomas Schlarp