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Penn State Women's Basketball: Lady Lions Meet LSU in Bayou for Berth in Sweet 16

by on March 20, 2012 11:50 AM

WHO: No. 4 Penn State (25-6, 13-3 Big Ten) vs. No. 5 LSU (23-10, 10-6 SEC)

WHEN: 9:40 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Baton Rouge, La.



RADIO: ESPN 1450 am

Penn State has been here before, playing on the road in a hostile environment.

The No. 4 seed Lady Lions are 10-3 on the road this season, winning at places such as South Carolina, Nebraska and Purdue.

They have also been here before, the second round of the NCAA Tournament, where last year they lost to DePaul on their home court.

Now, Penn State gets another crack at its first Sweet 16 berth since 2003-04 on Tuesday night, when it will face No. 5 seed LSU at 9:40 in Baton Rouge, La.

"We talked about the fact that when you get in the NCAA Tournament, you're probably going to have to play on somebody else's home courts," Penn State coach Coquese Washington told reporters in Baton Rouge. "If we're going to be spooked about going on the road, then we might as well just send a note to the NCAA Tournament in November saying we don't want to play. We've been preparing for this moment for a long time, all season.

LaSondra Barrett leads LSU in scoring (12.6 points per game), rebounding (seven per game) and steals (1.4 per game), and Adrienne Webb adds 9.9 points per game.

"They like to play a slower game," junior point guard Alex Bentley told reporters. "We like to play a fast, up-tempo game. I'm definitely going to be pushing the pace, and I'm pretty sure my teammates are going to be right there with me running the floor. So, they're just, basically, going to have to pick their poison."

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Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
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