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March 27, 2013

LSU upsets Penn State

BATON ROUGE, La. — Penn State coach Coquese Washington spent an entire season preaching defense, and it helped the Lady Lions win even on nights when shots weren’t falling.

That is, until the final minutes of their second-round NCAA tournament game against LSU.

Adrienne Webb scored a career-high 29 points, including a pivotal 3-pointer with 3 minutes left, Bianca Lutley added a clutch basket in the final 40 seconds, and LSU upset third-seeded Penn State 71-66 on  Tuesday night.

“We’ve held teams scoreless the last five, six, seven, eight minutes of a game, and we didn’t do that tonight,” Washington said.

“When they needed a basket, they got a basket. So defensively I felt we could have been a little bit better.”

Nikki Greene had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Alex Bentley scored 14 for Penn State

(26-6), whose loss meant all four No. 3 seeds were out of the tournament.

Bentley’s night started strong but ended with a miss in the final minutes that could have given the Lady Lions the lead.

“They just came out in the second half with a little bit more firepower and a little bit more determination,” said Penn State forward Mia Nickson. “It’s really tough. We worked really hard to get here. ... It’s going to be hard to swallow.”

Penn State’s Maggie Lucas, the Lady Lions’ leading scorer all season and the Big Ten player of the year, shot 2 of 10 and finished with nine points, missing a 3-pointer and jumper in the tight final minutes.

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