March 27, 2004

Recap | Box Score | Quotes

  • Penn State now leads the all-time series 4-0, this was the first postseason matchup.
  • Penn State is now 26-19 all-time in NCAA Tournament play and 112-45 vs. the Big East all-time.
  • Penn State is now 4-7 in Regional Semifinals and 6-2 as a No. 1 seed.
  • Penn State has yet to allow 30 points or more in any half of this years NCAA Tournament.
  • Jess Brungo had season-high 20 points today. Her previous high was 19 vs. Wisconsin on 1/11/04.
  • Kelly Mazzante’s eight rebounds were the most she has had this post season and ties her NCAA Tournament high.
  • Tanisha Wright’s four field goal attempts were the 2nd fewest all season.
  • Penn State has outrebounded its opponents in nine straight games.
  • Penn State is now 9-0 when giving up fewer than 50 points this season and 27-1 when giving up fewer than 70.
  • The win leaves Rene Portland one win shy of 650 for her career.
  • Notre Dame is now 21-10 all-time in NCAA Tournament play and 0-4 all-time at the Hartford Civic Center.
  • Notre Dame has now held 14 of its last 18 opponents to under 40 percent shooting. They are 10-4 in those games.
  • Notre Dame is now 27-42 all-time vs. the current alignment of the Big Ten and 3-5 at a neutral site.
  • Notre Dame is one of only five schools to have appeared in the Sweet 16 six times in the past eight seasons. The others are UConn, Tennessee, Duke and La. Tech.
  • Notre Dame is now 5-4 all-time when wearing green jerseys, 3-2 in the NCAA Tournament. This was the first time the Irish wore the green jerseys this season. The Irish have now dropped three straight games when wearing the green jerseys. The last time the wore the green jerseys before today was a 50-39 loss to Villanova in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament last season on March 9th in Piscataway, N.J
  • Jacqueline Batteast recorded her third double-double of this year’s NCAA Tournament with her 22 points and 12 rebounds. Prior to this season, Batteast had scored in double figures in just once in the NCAA’s.
  • Batteast had averaged just 6.6 points and 6.6 rebounds in NCAA play prior to this year. This year she averaged 22 points and 11.7 rebounds in the three NCAA games.
  • Batteast recorded her 13th double-double of the season today and the 32nd of her career. It was her 10th game with 20+ points this season and the 21st of her career including five in the last seven games.