Pioneers Take On Penn State Sunday at Noon

Pioneers Take On Penn State Sunday at Noon

SACRED HEART (2-7, 0-0 NEC) vs. PENN STATE (3-6, 0-0 America East)

GAME 9 * Fairfield, Conn. * William H. Pitt Center * 1:00 PM

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Inside the Series...

  • This is the first meeting between Penn State and Sacred Heart

SHU Against the Big 10...

  • The Pioneers are 0-2 against Big 10 members having only faced Maryland
  • In their first meeting, at the 2003 Maryland Terrapin Classic, the Pioneers fell to Maryland 90-49
  • Less than three years later, SHU was sent to College Park for its first NCAA Regional. The Terrapins knocked out the Pioneers with a 95-54 win

Scouting the Nittany Lions...

  • The Nittany Lions are 4-1 this season when playing at home. Their only loss coming to Virginia Tech, 64-59
  • Lindsey Spann is the one to watch beyond the arc. The RS-sophomore leads the team by a large margin with 16 triple this season
  • Penn State ranks fourth in the Big 10 averaging 9.4 steals per game
  • Peyton Whitted, who leads the Nittany Lions in rebounding and is second on the team in scoring, is fourth in the league in rebounds averaging 8.6 per game

Milestone Watch...
Hannah Kimmel is set to eclipse two career milestones on Sunday. Up to now, the Harpursville, N.Y. native has totaled 897 points and 497 rebounds in nearly two and a half seasons.

Snapping the Streak...
The Pioneers' 69-60 win over Binghamton last Saturday snapped a four-game slide where SHU fell to LA-Lafayette (60-68 OT), St. John's (67-54), Vermont (53-51) and Temple (92-62). All were part of a six-game road stretch during which Sacred Heart went 5-1.

Dishing 'em Out...
With four assists against Temple last Wednesday, Adaysha Williams reached 200 for her career. The junior added five more in the win against Binghamton to enter Sunday's game with 205. In that game against Temple, she also eclipsed the 700 career point marker, and currently owns 709.