Feb. 16, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Maggie Lucas scored 28 points and No. 12 Penn State maintained its Big Ten lead by defeating No. 17 Purdue 74-63 Thursday night.
It was the fifth straight win for the Lady Lions (21-5, 11-3), who have two home games remaining - against No. 9 Ohio State, which trails Penn State by a half-game, and Minnesota - before the Big Ten tournament begins March 1 in Indianapolis.
Lucas scored 20 of her points in the second half, when Penn State pulled away from a 35-33 halftime lead.
Mia Nickson had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Lions. Alex Bentley and Zhaque Gray added 10 points apiece.
It was the only regular-season meeting between the schools.