Georgetown Hosts No. 10/11 Penn State on Sunday

Dominique Vitalis

Dec. 7, 2013

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team will host the No. 10/11 Penn State University Lady Lions on Sunday at McDonough Arena in a 2 p.m., matchup. The Lady Lions are the second ranked opponent of the season for the Blue & Gray. Georgetown is 5-2 on the year.

On Monday, senior co-captain Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. She was named the Most Outstanding Player at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout after averaging 19.5 ppg and 9.0 rpg in two Georgetown victories.

The Last Meeting
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December 9, 2012
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Hoyas Fall at No. 10/10 Penn State
The Georgetown University women's basketball team closed out a three-game road swing on Sunday falling at No. 10/10 Penn State University (7-2), 97-74, at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions used an early run to take the lead and didn't look back as the Hoyas fought to get back in the game. Georgetown is now 7-3 on the season.

Georgetown defeated Nicholls State in the semifinals of the tournament, 67-55. Freshman center Natalie Butler (Fairfax Station, Va./Lake Braddock) led the way with her fourth double-double of the season posting 17 points and 14 rebounds. She was named Player of the Game.

In the championship, Georgetown downed the Seawolves of the University of Alaska-Anchorage, 92-78. Four players scored in double figures for the Hoyas with White leading the way for her fourth-career double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

White was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament after a pair of impressive performances. White, Butler and sophomore guard Katie McCormick (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's-Ryken) were all named to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team. Butler also made history as her 35 total rebounds over two games broke the previous tournament record of 29 set in 1980 and 2011.

The Hoyas defeated local-rival George Washington on Tuesday, 78-57, with five in double figures, Butler led the way with 17. White posted her second consecutive double-double with 15 points and a team-high 13 rebounds. McCormick had 15 going 3-of-7 from beyond the arc and freshman forward Faith Woodard (Brandon, Fla./Freedom) managed 13 points, 9 rebounds and a 7-of-9 performance at the line. Rounding out the top scorers was senior co-captain Samisha Powell (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) with 12 points and four assists.



Butler is leading the squad in points and rebounds averaging a double-double with 16.4 ppg and 12.7 rpg. White is second with 14.1 ppg and 8.0 rpg and McCormick is averaging 12.6 ppg and a perfect 11-of-11 at the line.

No. 11/10 Penn State (5-2) was plagued by 22 turnovers and significant foul trouble among their starters as they dropped a 77-67 decision to No. 5/4 Notre Dame in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Ariel Edwards led the way with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor. The senior guard/forward also added three rebounds and an assist.

The Hoyas are 1-4 all time against the Lady Lions and 0-1 at home. The lone victory came during the 1992-93 season when Georgetown won, 68-67, on the road in the NCAA Tournament. Last year, GU fell, 97-74, in State College, Pa. The previous two meetings were a home and home series from 2006 and 2007. GU fell in those contests 52-44 at home in 2006 and 56-47 on the road in 2007.

Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m., at McDonough Arena. Live stats and a webcast featuring Ryan Sakamoto will be available at

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