Lady Lions Back in the Sweet 16
Maggie Lucas
Maggie Lucas

Posted Mar 21, 2012


Lucas goes off as Penn State beats LSU on its home floor to advance to the NCAA regional semifinals for the first time since 2004.

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Maggie Lucas scored 30 points and fourth-seeded Penn State moved on to the third round of the women's NCAA tournament with a 90-80 victory over No. 5 seed LSU on Tuesday night.

Ariel Edwards scored 15 points and Mia Nickson had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Lions (26-6), who will play Connecticut in Kingston, R.I., on Sunday in the regional semifinals. That game will be the first third-round appearance for fifth-year Penn State coach Coquese Washington.

LaSondra Barrett had 18 points and 12 rebounds for LSU (23-11), while Krystal Forthan added 15 points and Bianca Lutley 14. Barrett's nine made free throws made her LSU's all-time leader with 497, surpassing Sylvia Fowles' 494.

Lucas was 7 of 12 shooting, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range.


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