With one second left, and Rutgers leading by a single point, the Lady Lions nailed four of five free throws to stun the Scarlet Knights, 70-67.
In an unsual end to the game, with Rutgers leading 67-66, Penn State’s Teniya Page was fouled shooting a 3-pointer — and then a technical foul was called on the Scarlet Knights. Page made the first attempt, missed the second and then nailed the next three.
Page led all scorers with 34 points, one point shy of her career high. It was the first Penn State win this season against a ranked opponent.
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Jaida Travascio-Green added 15 points for the Lady Lions, while Amari Carter had 10.
Penn State (11-8, 2-4 Big Ten) will next take on Illinois at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bryce Jordan Center.
2 selected in NWSL draft
PHILADELPHIA Two Penn State women’s soccer players were selected Thursday in the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft — at No. 10 and No. 31 overall.
Forward Frannie Crouse was picked at No. 10 by the North Carolina Courage, while two-time captain Brittany Basinger went No. 31 to the Washington Spirit.
Crouse finished her Nittany Lions career with 37 goals and 17 assists in 92 matches. Basinger started 88 matches and finished her career ninth all-time in minutes with 7,038.
“We’ve had a player drafted in every NWSL class since its inception and it is outstanding for our program,” coach Erica Dambach said.