Penn St. closes nonconference slate with victory

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Maggie Lucas scored 22 points to help No. 16 Penn State beat Bucknell 78-54 on Wednesday night in the Nittany Lions' final nonconference contest before Big Ten play starts next week.

It was Lucas' fourth straight game topping 20 points for Penn State (10-2), which is now off until Dec. 30 when it opens conference play against Nebraska.

The Nittany Lions took advantage of 24 percent shooting by the Bison (2-10) in the first half and rolled to a 16-point halftime advantage.

Nikki Greene and Alex Bentley each had 11 points for Penn State.

Felicia Mgbada led Bucknell with 12 points.