Time to get back to business

Penn State Athletic Communications

Penn State opens NCAA tournament play against Wichita State on Sunday at its beloved Bryce Jordan Center.

After what has seemed like forever since the end of the Big Ten tournament, my teammates and I have had a great chance to work on ourselves and improve our team as a whole. This little break allowed us to get fully prepared for the “Big Dance” while also getting refreshed.

Along with every other team in the country, we waited eagerly on Monday to watch the NCAA tournament selection show and found out we had received a No. 3 seed and will be taking on a tough Wichita State team on Sunday. It is always a great feeling to hear your name called and to finally find out who you are going to play. This is by far my favorite time of the entire year. To me nothing is more exciting than March Madness!

The Lady Lions are especially excited for this year’s tournament because we are fortunate enough to be playing on our home court in front of our family, friends and fans at the Bryce Jordan Center. As a senior this also made our Senior Day against Michigan in March a little easier to handle knowing we still had this chance to play on our court.

My first NCAA tournament also was played in the BJC during my freshman year. There is nothing like having your fans that follow you so passionately all season being able to support you in the postseason and packing the BJC.

We are extremely excited to get back on the court. For the rest of the week we will continue to prepare for the Shockers. In the meantime, you can follow me on Twitter @maggielucas33 or the Lady Lions @pennstatewbb!