Lady Lion Lucas named Big Ten Player of the Week

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Lady Lion junior guard Maggie Lucas (Narberth, Pa.) was selected as the Big Ten Player of the Week for the week-ending Nov. 25. It is the second career Big Ten Player of the Week award for Lucas; she also won it on Feb. 21, 2012.

Lucas was named the Radisson Hotel Chatsworth Thanksgiving Tournament MVP after averaging 25.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals in two games. The junior shot 53.3 percent (16-30) from the field with an amazing 75 percent (6-8) from long range. In the tourney opener against Detroit, Lucas was 8-for-14 from the field, including 3-for-4 from three-point range, and 9-for-10 from the free throw line en route to 28 points. She also tallied four rebounds, three assists, three steals and a blocked shot in the win over the Titans. Lucas continued to impress in the championship game win over the host Cal State Northridge with 23 points via an 8-for-16 shooting night. She also added three rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals. Lucas vaulted up the Penn State career scoring charts four positions to move into the 18th spot with 1,300 career points.

Penn State returns to the BJC to face Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Go to www.GoPSUsports.com/promotions/wbb.html for complete promotions information.

Single game tickets for the Lady Lions are on sale now. Tickets are $15 and $12 for adults and seniors and $9 and $7 for youth (12 and younger). Lady Lion Basketball season tickets are still available by calling 1-800-NITTANY. Season tickets are $99 for adults and $50 for youth (12 and under), this includes a Nittany Lion Kids Club Membership for 2012-13. The PNC Flex Books are available again this year for $99. The Flex Book gives fans 12 vouchers, 10 that can be redeemed in any combination for Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball tickets throughout the year and two extra vouchers for the Nittany Lions' Coaches Vs. Cancer game and the Lady Lions' Pink Zone game.

The 2013 Pink Zone at Penn State will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 as the Lady Lions take on Michigan in the Bryce Jordan Center. Last year, the Lady Lions donated a record $203,000 to breast cancer causes. This year's fundraising efforts will benefit the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Lewistown Hospital. For more information on the Pink Zone at Penn State, visit the official Pink Zone website at www.pennsylvaniapinkzone.org.

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Last Updated November 30, 2012