VIDEO: PSU's Lucas Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

Published 01/28 2014 08:48PM

Updated 01/28 2014 08:56PM

STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - Penn State Lady Lion senior guard Maggie Lucas (Narberth, Pa.) was selected as the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week for the week-ending Jan. 27 after averaging 21.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two Lady Lion wins last week. She shares the honor with Purdue’s Liza Clemons. It is the fifth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor for Lucas.

Lucas opened the week with 18 points and eight rebounds in the 65-52 win over Indiana. She also added two assists and one steal in the win. Lucas followed up that performance with 25 points on 7-of-15 shooting in a 30-point win over Minnesota. The senior also accounted for three rebounds, three assists and two steals to complete the effort.

All totaled, Lucas averaged 21.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in a 2-0 week. The senior guard is third in Penn State history and 10th in Big Ten history in scoring with 2,236 points. She is also second in PSU and Big Ten history with 334 careerthree-pointers. Lucas is the NCAA’s active leader in career free throw percentage (.905) and eighth all-time in NCAA history in that category.

The Lady Lions hit the road for a pair of games at Purdue on Thursday at 6 p.m.

--Penn State Athletic Communications

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