Who: Penn State Nittany Lions
When: November 22nd, 3 p.m.
Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
- Hailing from the Big Ten, Penn State finished the 2008-2009 campaign with an 11-18 record and a 6-12 mark in conference play.
- The Nittany Lions return two starters and nine letterwinners from last year’s squad. Senior guard Tyra Grant, a First Team All-Big Ten selection last year, is among the preseason candidates for the 2009-2010 Women’s John R. Wooden Award.
- Grant is on pace to become just the fourth player in Penn State history to reach the 2,000-point plateau. Last season, she averaged 19.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
- Penn State has reached the NCAA Tournament 21 times in 45 seasons of competition.
- Penn State’s incoming recruiting class was ranked No. 14 in the country.
- What’s a Nittany Lion? Penn State’s unique mascot refers to the mountain lions that once roamed near the school in State College, Pennsylvania. Nittany refers to Mount Nittany, a prominent landmark in the area.
Season tickets for South Carolina women’s basketball season tickets are on sale now at the South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office. Visit GamecocksOnline.com or call 800-4SC-FANS. A reserved season ticket is priced at $50. You can also purchase a pack of four general admission season tickets for just $100.